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Who is Praying for You?

Years ago my mentor asked, “Who is praying for you?” to which I replied, “I think several people.”  With pen and paper in hand, he said “Share their names with me.”  Seeing me struggle, he suggested I ask at least one person per day to commit to pray for me.  And the next time we […]

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Ten Tips for Serving Others

Make a commitment this week to serve others. Intentionally take your eyes off yourself, notice the needs of others around you, and eagerly respond. Jesus lived this way. He emptied himself in order to serve others (Phil. 2: 6-9). Truths about Serving 1. You and I were made to serve God and others (Eph. 2:10). […]

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Getting Things Done With Others

When Knute Rockne coached at Notre Dame, his running backs, who consistently destroyed the opposition, were dubbed “The Four Horseman.” They ran roughshod over their opponents, and the sportswriters were exuberant in their praise and adulation.  Rockne, master psychologist that he was, noticed something happening to the team.  So in one of the games, he […]

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Show Love and Shine Light

The men and women with whom we work who do not truly know the Lord are headed toward an eternity apart from God.   That ought to melt our hearts and cause us much concern.  And I’m sure it does.  So what can we do?   Here is the way Jesus answered that question: “Let your light […]

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High Performance Teams (Part 2)

Romans 12 provides great insight on the power of teams.  The previous Impact Insight, High Performance Teams: Part 1, dealt with self-leadership issues.  Part 2 focuses more on leading and relating to others. Romans 12:9-19 – 9 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another […]

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High Performance Teams

John Wooden, the greatest basketball coach of all time, was known for bringing out the best in his players.  He didn’t waste time over-analyzing the competition.  He simply got to know his players and helped them sharpen their skills through rigorous practice and inspired them to play to their potential. There’s a Biblical basis for […]

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Fight the Good Fight

“Fight the good fight of the faith.”   1 Tim 6:12 May I remind you that we are at war?  If you fail to recognize the battle, you are certain to lose.  Another way to lose is by fighting with the wrong weapons. “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as […]

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