Samuel There was a young boy by the name of Samuel. Samuel was smart, athletic, and he had a mysterious curiosity. From the outside, Samuel looked like every other boy, but this wasn’t the real Samuel. Samuel’s mom and dad had divorced when he was eight, and now his mom is married to a man… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 3
To be read all the way through: For Christians and some other faith groups this quote makes sense because we see the world through a specific lens. A lens that understands that God creates people with a moral standard and he has placed a soul in every human. In this, every life is to be… Continue reading Where did our moral compass go?
#1 Spirit Empowered Confidence The feeling conviction and belief that we can rely on Jesus no matter what. We have to have a growing knowledge and experience that this is true. “There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God.” 1 Timothy 2:5 “Such confidence as… Continue reading 6 Ways Christians Should Respond to Cultural Opposition
"The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. Others only delude themselves and thus upset families, churches, and all other relationships. In their self-pride and judgement of others, they show great inconsistency." John Owen, a Great Puritan Scholar… Continue reading How’s your heart, bro?
1. Challenge- Challenge processes, NOT people. Synergy dies when personal attacks occur. The vision or bottom line needs to be the focal point even if the indifference is founded. Disagreement on how a system, strategy or plan is operating is NOT the end of the world, but challenging people could be the killer of the… Continue reading Fueling Momentum
1. Leverage humor to make the point, not to be the point. Rookie mistake. We have all made this one trying to draw closer to our audience or employees. We all want to be likable, but likeability has to take a back seat to content. A question to ask yourself: Did they walk away with… Continue reading 5 Things to Improve a Leader’s Communication
1. People are more important- People in your organization are more important than the mission you are accomplishing. If you want a team that is strong and can face challenges, give them priority. 2. Mistakes are NOT fatal, but your response to them could prove to be. 3. You cannot scold if they haven't been… Continue reading 5 Things for Every Leaders Arsenal
I think in imagery at times so indulge me a bit. I really like to see a sunrise. This due in part to the unlikeliness of actually seeing one. Um, I like to sleep. A sunrise is the beginning of another day for those in that hemisphere, and with it brings new experiences. Some people moving to new ventures,… Continue reading Sunrise-Joshua 2
Leadership is like a interstate highway system. Just like an interstate has many “on ramps”, the goal is to get to your destination. Similarly, there are many entry points into leadership, but they lead to a certain place, product, or achievement as a church, business, or organization. Every entry into leadership is unique. Some folks start organizations, churches,… Continue reading Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1
I am a Miami Dolphin football fan and have been for nearly twenty years (and I live in GA). Sounds problematic because it is. The other day I was at a restaurant when I looked up and saw another suffering Dolphin's fan, and at least for a minute, I felt pretty good about my team. Why was… Continue reading Birds of a Feather