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My new devotional: 40 Days of Increase

My devotional is now live on Amazon and available for purchase in print for $9.95 or for Kindle for $4.95!

Order it between now and midnight on Monday, and I’ll include two additional, in-depth teachings I’ve done on the topics of God’s Kingdom of Increase and the New Covenant.

This is two hours of additional teaching and study materials for free!

Remembering what is ours in Christ (video part 3 of 3)

We wrap up our 3-part series by remembering what is already ours in Christ.

“AWARENESS and REMEMBRANCE of what is ours in Christ is the very key to possessing God’s promises in increasing measure!”

Video 2 of 3: Increase your hope!

In part 2 of our 3-part video series, Heather is on the whiteboard! We cover the topics of Kingdom increase (it’s always happening) and hope (it’s greater than character). And we also share a powerful acronym for HOPE that God gave me a few years ago that has proven to be incredibly helpful in maintaining a Kingdom mindset.

Survey Results and a Father’s Day Mini-message

A few days ago, I requested that people respond to short, three-question survey to help me finalize my book and also let us know which common problems they experience the most.

Well, the results are in and we reflect on them a bit in this brief video. Watch it to find out the results and also hear a mini Father’s Day message and encouraging word from Heather.

We’re kinda rookies at this, so pardon the poor audio quality! Hopefully we’ll get that figured out for our next one.

For all you writers out there... take your calling seriously! Nicholas Lobo, Vicky Lorencen, Randy Streu, Julie...

Posted by Joel Maust on Monday, August 3, 2015

Are you taking your gifting and calling seriously?

I posted a quote to Facebook yesterday and I wanted to expound upon it some more. The Facebook post is embedded above, but here’s the quote:

“I am, by calling, a dealer in words; and words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ― Rudyard Kipling

Where, when or how I came across that quote, I do not remember. But it has stuck with me ever sense. And so I shared it as an inspiring quote on Facebook and tagged some other writers I know.

After I posted it, something activated within me even more. Just the processes of getting it out there and encouraging other writers to take their callings seriously stirred me all the more to take my calling seriously. How much longer would I back-burner what I know is a mandate on my life?

"Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present."

Lee Segall
Swan Mountains in the Winter

Swan Mountains in the Winter

Each Friday, I’m going to be featuring a photo from the collections I’ve pulled together over the years. There may be a story attached to it, there may not be.

Some will come near our current home in Montana; some will come from other states out west like Colorado, Utah and California; others will come from back east in Michigan and West Virginia. And occasionally there will some from my trip to England and Scotland back in 2002.

As the week’s featured photo, print orders will be discounted 25% for that week!

Enjoy this photo of the Swan Mountains, taken a few miles north of Bigfork, Montana, in January 2013—our first winter in the Flathead Valley.

Buy a print of this photo.

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TBT: Serving the Best Wine

Is it significant that I’m starting back into blogging 10 years after I first began? Unlikely. But I guess it is novel if nothing else. (Did I use that word right?)

Anyway, in honor of Throwback Thursdays, every other week I’m going to resurface an old post from around 10 years ago. It will give you a look into my humble beginnings as a blogger, drama-filled young adult years, and initial encounters with the charismatic stream I’ve fully embraced. And lots of other stuff.

It’s self serving in some ways, I suppose, because I have over 600 posts I want to review anyway. So I might was well do something with them while I’m at it.

This week I’m serving up a short reflection I had on a book I was reading: Jesus CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership. What struck me was this:

Jesus loved recklessly and with abandon. He didn’t save himself for some ambiguous time or person in the future… He gave the wine freely to anyone who wanted it. He poured out the best of himself to all he encountered.

Read the full post here:  “Oh bother” or “I could get the hang of this”