Broadcast Date: March 28, 2017

“If you give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, I’ll spend the first four sharpening the ax.” — Abraham Lincoln

When your blade is dull you have to work a lot harder to make the ax do what it was made to do. Are you operating with a blunt edge? Maybe it’s time to sharpen it!

A sharp edge is crucial to the ax you use to cut down a tree, or the knife you use to cut veggies for your salad. But it takes time to make it so. And it takes intentionally doing it before it’s time to actually do the job. It’s the “work before the work” that makes the job successful. 

Dr. Randy continues his teaching “Sharpening Your Edge” to help you know how to sharpen your “edge” and why it’s so important.In fact, it’s intentional!

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Heard on Today’s Program

Lisa Anderson, Host of “Boundless” Radio program
from Focus on the Family.



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il logoAt Intentional Living, we have a passion to help people live intentionally in the five essential areas of life: Faith, Relationships, Health, Finances and Work. We’re motivated by our God-given mission, vision and message.

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    “Figure out what pleases Christ, and then do it.” (Ephesians 5:10 The Message)


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