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About dbporter

Dan Porter, living in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Married to Bonnie, an artist. We have three grown sons, all married to wonderful women, and in turn have eight children.

MY FAIR SHARE!

#Myfairshare #Biblelessons #Leadershiplessons Sometimes the Lord does not give us our “fair share.” At least in the same way as He may give to others. Or that we expect or want.  Sometimes He gives His gifts to us with seemingly … Continue reading

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Leadership Wisdom from Genesis

Posted on January 21, 2021 #Leadership #AncientWisdom Is your leadership (work, home, neighborhood, other) known for ‘straight shooting’? Do your words match your actions? Or, are you known to cut corners, do whatever it takes? Today we read the (true) Bible … Continue reading

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JEREMIAH’S ADVENTURES IN FREEDOM

Reading through the Bible Story #239 Jeremiah 40 Reading through the Bible is almost always an adventure. On almost every page there are true stories of real people in actual life situations. And God is always the most important presence, … Continue reading

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I PREFER A LITTLE CHAOS

Personally, I prefer some chaos and inefficiency. It is rare to have both unified action and freedom. This does not show a failure of leadership. Instead it shows the context and limits of leadership. What do I mean? Let me … Continue reading

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TRUE PROGRESS

We live in bewildering times. In 2020 alone we have experienced two examples sufficient to leave our heads swimming. First we have months-long sequestered standstill. Dozens of conspiracy theories and recommendations swirl, changing almost every day. Which to believe?  Then … Continue reading

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LOVE OTHERS OR CLAIM RIGHTS? Emerging from Pandemic

Starting points to consider for emergence from the ‘Pandemic’ As our society begins to emerge from Pandemic shutdown, Christians are asking the same question as everyone else: what ‘stance’ will I take moving forward? This covers all of life—‘church’ activities, … Continue reading

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