A Life with Friends

A Life with Friends I am very fortunate to be rich in friends, close friends….my wife and family of course, my business partner, small group brothers and others who have come into my life. Because we are true friends, they can tell me when they think I’m wrong or they can correct some error in my thinking, but even more important that that, their main concern is to move me closer to God, where He can address any issue or

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Eden Today Ministry

Eden Today provides professional Christ-centered, biblical-based Pastoral Counseling and Life Coaching for young adults (teens-college age), men, women and couples.  Eden Today can help you… Discover lasting solutions for everyday living. Discern deeper issues of brokenness from loss, grief and abuse Develop better skills for communication and conflict resolution Contact Dr. Dale Goodman or his wife Linda Goodman at: 4080 McGinnis Ferry, Suite 204 Alpharetta Georgia 30005 USA Phone: Linda: 678.860.0498 // linda@edentoday.org Dale: 678.860.0543 // drdale@edentoday.org

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The Joy of Giving

Recently, a group of us from the Atlanta suburbs went downtown to volunteer with an inner city ministry called Atlanta Dream Center.   After an hour or so putting together food bags and getting prepared, we jumped in our car and followed three youth leaders at Dream Center to our destination….a housing project of largely poor families. As we drove in, we were  face-to-face with another culture….all seemed dark, empty and a bit unsafe.  Up came a large, extra loud

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A nearly 200 year old circle of faith

As you likely know, God has a significantly long and successful track record of starting things and sooner or later – maybe a day, a month, a decade or perhaps a century later – bringing them to completion.  His sovereign purposes sometimes seem like circles to me.  They start….they usually meander a bit…and then pretty soon…somehow…they seem to come back to square one and make perfect sense.  On earth, with a limited view of God’s ways, I find myself scratching

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Life Coach

I was fortunate to hear former Denver Bronco, Atlanta Falcons and NY Giants NFL coach Dan Reeves speak to a group of Georgia county officials in Savannah recently.  Reeves grew up in Americus, Georgia and was born near there in Andersonville, the site of the historical Civil War prison camp.   The theme of the county leadership meeting was Leading with Honor – I now see why they chose him to speak on the topic.  In case you don’t keep up with football, Coach Dan Reeves was

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The Good Passenger

It was an exciting day at our home recently, when my son, Will, got his learners permit.  When I got home from a business trip, I got to experience his driving for the very first time.  The last time I saw him drove the car was on a dirt road in rural Mississippi out near his Grandmother’s house.  Today was more challenging. So, with some concern, pride and a certain excitement I jumped in the front passenger seat of the

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Loving those close to you.

Loving those that are very close to us is sometimes the hardest love of all…maybe it’s that we know them so well….maybe it’s that they know us so well.  Perhaps you’ve just lived with a loved one’s faults so long you now just grin and bear it.  Perhaps you’ve been taken advantage of, you are forced to put up with anti-social oddities, maybe you’re on the receiving end of their harsh words, perhaps it’s a dominating manner, or a lack

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The Tapestry

What a magnificent piece of art. It is vast, ornate, and full of color and splendor. The sum of it is enormous.   If you zoom way in to the stitching detail, you can see the intricate workings of each thread. The manner in which the stitches weave together creates a majestic scenery. Even the very small parts…especially the very minuscule details of the tapestry are filled with fine workmanship and preciseness. The tapestry hangs as a prize possession in

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Why Flowers Bloom

God wants us to grow. He does not want us to go through life just surviving with the bare nutrients and essentials. He wants us to thrive. Just look around at how He works. He gives flowers, shrubs and trees everything they need..... sunlight, water and soil. When all three are in balance plants give off a glory that only they can....they radiate beauty, create shade and produce sweet smells. Think if the intensely sweet smell of a rose.

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Surrender to Love: David Benner

For anyone who desires to learn more about the unconditional love of God and how that love can be experienced daily: Please, Please, Please read this book. Dr. Benner has presented the love of God in such a straight forward way. God’s love for us is what truly makes transformation possible. Apart from Christ we can do nothing. His love opens various possibilities. I will say that anyone who truly wants to mine the treasures within this work must read

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