Resolving Conflicts

Conflict is a natural part of every healthy relationship (and unhealthy relationships are obviously full of conflict).  As leaders, we are called by God to initiate conflict resolution and seek restoration.  (Matthew 18:15, Matthew 5:23-24) We live in a world where truth is not often shared, and if it is, it’s often shared in a retaliatory […]

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Learning Who’s in Charge

Keep your head in the game today by remembering that God is sovereign and He is orchestrating all circumstances, even the ones that appear to be bad, to cause His plan to become a reality. “God CAUSES all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according […]

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Be the Real You

“Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.”  (Romans 12:3) It’s so refreshing to come across a person who is “comfortable in their skin.”  A person who is not trying to be less or more than they are. […]

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God Gives Charisma to His Own

“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly…” (Romans 12:6) When a person becomes a part of God’s family, he or she is given gifts from God.  The Greek word used in the New Testament for these gifts is “charismata,” from which […]

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Riding or Driving?

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  John 10:27 When traveling in a car, do you prefer driving or being the passenger? Several people I know, especially “Type A” personalities like me, prefer driving because we like to be in control. The passenger role is a difficult spot. Think […]

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Lessons in Faith

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works so one will boast.  (Ephesians 2:8-9) Every person has faith.  We all place our faith in something or someone.  Every worldview, including atheism, requires some degree of faith. WHAT IS […]

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The Blessing

Genesis 12:1-2 – Now the LORD said to Abram,” Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a […]

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Encountering the Resurrected Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything for the first disciples, and this transformation is perhaps best seen in the life of Simon Peter, the professional fisherman who was called by Jesus to elevate his fishing skills to a new level. “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”  (Matthew 4:19) The impulsive […]

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Tell Me the Truth

“Speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head– Christ.”  Ephesians 4:15 The landscape of corporate America is littered with senior leaders who have lost their way.  Somewhere along the journey, that man or woman who started strong lost their ethical or moral compass.  True north became […]

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Spiritual Olympians

“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”  1 Timothy 4:7-8 Olyimpian athletes push themselves to extremes in order to “hopefully” win a medal.  How much […]

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