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movin on up

Posted by dturn on April 28, 2009

you can now check me out my new spot:


come on over and subscribe


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this is it!

Posted by dturn on April 27, 2009

This is my last post on this address.
I will announce my new destination tomorrow.

I hope that I have inspired/motivated/encouraged you through my thoughts and writings.
I pray that God will allow me to do even more in His name.

Starting a church movement is just one of my callings in life.
Teaching, writing and taking a stand against racism, pornography and small-minded thinking are what keeps my mind occupied.

Check me out tomorrow.

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funky faith friday

Posted by dturn on April 17, 2009

Here are a few things that I am crazy enough to believe God for:

1. Doors opening to connect people to Christ.
It’s already happening but a few more would be cool.

2. A sold-out crew ready to make Joliet a difficult place to go to hell from.
Looking for black, white, hispanic, asian, whatever.

3. Sponsoring some events that will bring the message of Christ to the culture.
Stay tuned for this. Will be looking for partners.

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stay tuned

Posted by dturn on April 16, 2009

I haven’t posted anything in a while (duh!)

God has really been messing me up lately.

I have had lots of disappointing moments in the last month or so.
I have also been blessed!

Stay tuned as I transition this blog and take it to another level.


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Clutter-free Christianity

Posted by dturn on April 6, 2009


Here is a write-up on a new book I am reading:

When did the Christian life become so complicated?
Your greatest desire is to please God, but with each passing week, your spiritual to-do list grows longer.
As you strive to fulfill a never-ending inventory of requirements for being a godly parent, spouse, voter, employee, and more, you feel increasingly disconnected from the God you’re trying to serve.
It’s time to cut through the clutter and get to the heart of what it means to please God.

In this liberating look at the core principles of faith, Dr. Robert Jeffress reveals the truth about what God really wants from you–and what He wants to do for you.
Through solid biblical teaching and practical insights, Dr. Jeffress points you toward a revitalized faith centered on becoming more like Jesus in action, attitude, and affection. You’ll learn how to partner with God in the process of spiritual transformation as you choose to follow Christ in forgiveness, obedience, trust, contentment, service, and prayer.
Through a renewed focus on experiencing the kingdom of God right now, you’ll find your to-do list shrinking and your spiritual life deepening. It all comes with embracing Clutter-Free Christianity.
Includes a Bible study guide for personal growth and group discussion.

This is a great book that I have just gotten into. I recommend it off of what I have read so far.

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a leaders edge (8 of 8)

Posted by dturn on March 24, 2009

8. Stand Up!!

Leaders are responsible for the results of their organization, whether they are good or bad.

There is nothing worse than a leader who hides behind his crew when things get rough.

Don’t just accept the applause when things turn out right.
Your team will respect you and your position when you deal with the pressure of mistakes and failure.

You must exhibit the courage that it takes to stand out in front.

There are no excuses for being invisible.

As a leader, you should separate yourself from the “wannabe” leaders.
These are people that talk like a leader but never make a move to the front of the crowd.

Your team, company, or ministry, is looking for someone to guide them.
You are the ONE.

“Authority is 20% given and 80% taken”
Peter Ueberroth

You have an obligation to lead your people to the next level.

Step Up!

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a leaders edge (7 of 8)

Posted by dturn on March 23, 2009

7. Do the Right Thing

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing nobody is going to know whether you did it or not”
Oprah Winfrey

Leaders should possess a high level of integrity.
They should do whatever it takes to keep their character in tact.

Just because no one is watching, it doesn’t mean you can slack off.

You have difficult choices to make.
People have put their trust in you to do the right thing, no matter what.

Your decisions have an enormous impact on your team, business, or church.
You need to be able to put your personal feelings and desires to the side and choose what is best for all involved.

You have to choose what is right over what is convenient.
You have to choose what is best over what is popular.
You have to choose what is correct over what is more profitable.

When you choose to put your duty over your ego, you pave the way for more unity and selflessness from your team.

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soul vitamin

Posted by dturn on March 23, 2009

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

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a leaders edge (6 of 8)

Posted by dturn on March 18, 2009

6. What are you looking for?

To become a great leader you must expect things in your organization to turn out well.
You must be on a look-out for great results.

A baseball player doesn’t catch a flyball by having his glove in his back pocket.
Neither will you be able to “catch” greater sales or greater influence by not being in a continual state of expectation.

“If you commit to the Lord everything that you do, your plans will succeed”
Proverbs 16:3

You must make a commitment to look through the clutter of life and anticipate a victorious conclusion.

We need to anticipate positive results from the well-thought out decisions that we have made.

Results come from our expectations.

Don’t let challenges or controversy distract you and cloud your vision.

Expect big things and you’ll receive big things.

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a leaders edge (5 of 8)

Posted by dturn on March 17, 2009

5. Watching Out for Your Crew

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
Jack Welch

Your team is the anchor to your success.
You were not made to do life by yourself.
You need their support to help carry out your assignment in life.

Jesus had a great team.
He had 12 men to help Him reach the world.

We should be able to recognize and appreciate each member of our team.
We have to take the time to be aware of the value that they each bring to the table.

The team is looking for a leader that they can trust.
They want to be celebrated when they do well.
They want to be encouraged when they mess up.

Reward them with kind words or small tokens of gratitude.

“None of us is as smart as all of us”
Ken Blanchard

Value your team and then you will reap the benefits.

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