Spiritual Life

Dealing with Difficult People

How to Reverse the Momentum of Unfair Treatment The Shimei in Your Life Do you have a Shimei in your life? You may not know who this is but chances are you do. Shimei is a minor character in the story of King David who represents the difficult people and circumstances that can get under our skin. Why does there…

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Leadership

Benefits of Critics

4 Reasons to Listen to Your Critics Many people say to ignore your critics. Don’t listen to them they say. Once during a wedding prayer of blessing, I actually prayed that the bride and groom would, “shake the haters off.” For some odd reason, people haven’t rushed to ask me to pray for them at their weddings after that. I…

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Leadership, Sharing Faith

Crossing the Line

4 Questions that show you have gone from honest to harsh How do we know when sharing truth has needlessly moved from bold compassion to insensitive confrontation? We have to be able to honest without being harsh. In my previous post I talked about sharing our opinion without burning bridges. Today I would like to explore how to know when…

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Leadership, Sharing Faith

Bridges of Opinion

4 ways to share truth without burning bridges I recently read a post on social media that was right but wasn’t very friendly. I wondered if the thought would have gotten more traction if it would have been shared with a smile. When we are right but don’t present our truth in a right way we alienate ourselves. This not…

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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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Authentic Christianity, Faith

Are You Experiencing God’s Goodness?

3 Reminders of the Goodness of God God desires to do good things for us, but what do we do when we feel like we are not experiencing this in our lives? Does God withhold His goodness in certain circumstances? Absurd Goodness In our family we try to help our kids feel confident being themselves and comfortable being with us.…

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