Faith, Sharing Faith

Armrest Battle

A surprising lesson in sharing my faith Awkwardness and Faith Have you ever wrestled for an armrest on a plane? I often have experiences where I feel like a spot in line is a fight to the death. My passive aggressive side or just plain aggressive side comes out when strangers seem to violate these kind of unspoken rules that…

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Leadership

Conflict Can Help You Win

5 Reasons You Should Not Avoid Conflict Are you able to find the win in moments of conflict? In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team we learn conflict is needed for a team to be healthy. As I read this book I wondered how this same principle could be applied in other areas as well. Where there is no conflict…

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Leadership

What Motivates You

Managing the tension between justice and mercy Are you more justice leaning or are you quick to offer mercy? Both can be great attributes of any person. There is also another sometimes hidden factor that if not discovered will cause either to divide a team and cause you to be less productive. The Justice League I’ve always been fascinated by…

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perseverance, Spiritual Life

Reignite Your Dream

A Biblical Approach to Unfulfilled Dreams Have you ever tasted the bitterness of an unfulfilled dream? What should we do when we start with a dream but find ourselves left with disappointment? There is a biblical approach to unfulfilled dreams that will reignite things that we thought were long extinguished. God gave Joseph big dreams. They fit him like a…

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Authentic Christianity, Spiritual Life

Pursuit Over Perfection

Refresh Your Goals and Your Soul How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far? According to the book, FINISH, 92% of New Year Resolutions fail. Jon Acuff says that you have a better chance of getting into Julliard than you do completing your New Year’s Resolution. So if your goals are already derailed, then you are probably not alone.…

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New Year New Books: For Leaders

Here are three of my favorite books for leaders. I read them last year and think they would make a great addition to any leader’s reading list for 2018. Extreme Ownership by Leif Babin & Jocko Willink I first heard about Extreme Ownership from a friend. We were jogging and he was telling me about the first chapter. A group…

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Spiritual Life

What Fasting Is Not

Thoughts on What Fasting Is and Isn’t  We are in the prime fasting season for many church goers. Fasting is biblical and can produce tremendous results in our spiritual lives. It also requires an element of sacrifice that can cause even the most ardent believer to look forward to the end of a beneficial fast. Be honest, I know I…

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A New Year Not About Me

5 Ways to Make 2018 About Others I read the headline of an article the other day that said Meghan Markle is not setting a New Year’s Resolution. I guess that is supposed to make the rest of us feel like we don’t need to make resolutions either. I didn’t read the article but if I was writing it I…

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