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John Ortberg

John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.  John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at





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A life of speed isn’t easy to walk away from.
But in time, I detox.
Feel my soul open up.
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Corrie ten Boom once said that if the devil can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy.
There’s truth in that.
Both sin and busyness have the exact same effect—they cut off your connection to God, to other people, and even to your own soul
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In the end, your life is no more than the sum of what you gave your attention to.
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