Broadcast Date: March 29, 2017

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

It’s easy to grab the ax and start hacking away at the tree. But to do it right you need to take the time to sharpen your ax.

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 wraps up 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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THIS Month’s Member Teachings:
Transitions: Retirement AND Transitions: Leave the Junk Behind.




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Steve Tanner’s Full Interview with Facing Darkness Movie Producer Arthur Rasco.



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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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    Family Life Communications is a Biblical, Christ-centered communications ministry dedicated to igniting transformation by affirming faith, inspiring hope and equipping each person into healthy relationships and growth in Christ.
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    To see individuals, families, churches and nations of the world transformed – as evidenced by individuals living an intentional life in Christ.
  • Message
    “Figure out what pleases Christ, and then do it.” (Ephesians 5:10 The Message)


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