has a new Facebook page.  Stop by and “like” them so you can keep up with all the latest small group news. They’ve uploaded photos of all of the regular contributors to the newsletters and downloads. How many do you recognize?

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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas!

Christmas blessings from Mighty Oak Ministries As you finalize all of the details for people, food, and gifts, it is my prayer that you will also take a few minutes to focus on the reason for this season. Consider Jesus. We needed a Savior, so Jesus came! We needed forgiveness, so Jesus paid the price! […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for my readers and for the opportunity to share strategies for Growing Deeply, Healing Progressively, and Maturing Splendidly as you love and serve challenging people or in challenging situations. Thanks to each of you who puts yourself out there […]

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The Christmas Gift

November 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

How often do we discount or mistreat others? And how often are we treated badly by others? And how often are the reasons for those conflicts a mystery, even to us? The Christmas Giftt by R. William Bennett is a charming story of a newcomer, a bully, and the benefits of doing the right thing. […]

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Finding the Time to Pray

September 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

I’ve just been notified that my article, Finding the Time to Pray, is being offered as a freebie on this week. If you have problems making time to pray in your small group, be sure to check it out. Photo Credit:

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Do you get tired of people whining and complaining about their circumstances? Sure, some people have pretty serious situations and I certainly don’t want to minimize the problems of others. Sometimes I barely manage my own issues. But when I meet someone who handles adversity well, my admiration soars. Kristen Anderson has become such a […]

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Are you happy with the Bible-study portion of your small-group meetings? Do you feel confident in your ability to lead others in explorations of Truth in all its forms? Do you feel like your group members are benefiting from the time you spend together. has just released a new download called Leading Life-Changing Bible […]

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May Newsletter Posted

May 4, 2010 | Comments Off on May Newsletter Posted

I’ve just posted the May 2010 Mighty Oak Ministries Newsletter under the Newsletters tab on this site. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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How to Prepare for a Bible Study

January 8, 2010 | Comments Off on How to Prepare for a Bible Study

I’m excited to announce that has released a new download with one of my favorite articles. The download is “How to Prepare for a Bible Study”  My article is How to Study for the Long Haul: An easy-to-use system for interacting with God’s Word over the course of years. This article describes a method […]

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Forever Friends

January 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Forever Friends

Some groups stand the test of time. Today we’ll be celebrating with friends from one of those. When the Lord yanked me out of the miry pit in 1976, He immediately plunked me into San Francisco Careers, a non-denominational citywide singles ministry in San Francisco. That group was amazing. Lay led, no staff, little money. […]

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