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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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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Leadership, perseverance

Dare Greatly

Overcoming Critics While Daring Greatly 2017 is almost over and I thought I would share one last post to wrap up the year. This is not an encompassing post to process all of 2017, but rather just a final thought. The Critic When I began my first position in full-time ministry in 2005 I framed a copy of “The Critic”…

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Authentic Christianity

A Little Something Extra

Letting Go So That You Can Receive More Have you ever felt like you were putting too much pressure on yourself or felt bad for not doing more in the area of your faith? Your Christianity should be refreshing not exhausting.  This wasn’t always the case for me. A Little Something Extra In Louisiana you often hear the word “Lagniappe”…

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