Author Archives: Dan Butz

About Dan Butz

I work with Cru in Leadership Development.

Giftedness & Character

I heard a great sermon this week by Isaac Hunter from Summit Church in Orlando. It was on the person and story of Samson and the way that character and giftedness played out in his life. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Fall Getaway 2012

Communion Community and Mission. Fall getaway was a great time to getaway to connect with God and people. I was personally challenged by God through our speaker David Robins by 2 things. Today I will just comment on one and … Continue reading

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Where is your dot?

There is so much to do and so little time. Everyone seems busy. So busy that the above question isn’t easy to answer. Where are you right now? Not were are you physically. Where are you mentally and spiritually. Do … Continue reading

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The Shepherd and His Lost Sheep

I have been enjoying, “A Shepherd Looks at the Good Shepherd”, by Phillip Keller. This morning this section stood out to me. I am praying it would be true of me. “He simply asks me to be the one who … Continue reading

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Eyes Up

After I came to know Christ and chose to follow Him in college I learned something about myself. As I was reading the New Testament book of Colossians a few days ago the lesson seemed to deepen and grow. I … Continue reading

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Our Corrupted Will

The fact that our will is corrupted might be the easiest of the three parts of the heart, intellect, emotion and will to see. How many of us have said, “I will never do that again.” And then did the … Continue reading

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Birthday Thoughts

I have received a precious gift 10 days before my birthday on April 3rd in Audrey Grace. As birthdays can tend to do I have been reflective today on the recent history and partially on my 34 years of existence. As I have … Continue reading

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Beginning Fatherhood

The first week of being a Dad has flown by. It is still hard to find words to describe the experience. So far two thoughts have stood out to me. I loved Audrey Grace Butz before I saw her. Seeing … Continue reading

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Our Corrupted Intellect

Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” Personally my intellect seems more reliable to me than my emotions. Yet it is clear that I cannot lean on my own understanding. Even … Continue reading

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My Corrupted Heart

The heart is a misunderstood concept in Bible and in life. The New Bible Dictionary describes the definition of the Greek and Hebrew word for heart in the Bible as, Intellect Emotion and Will. (For a more through definition click here) Of … Continue reading

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