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Lead Me On: Mouthy Mistakes

July 24, 2014 8:00 AM

I talk too much. It's a habit. I talktoofast and talktoomuch. Sometimes I could stand to zip it. I'm working on it. However, I hate to contribute to what has been a common refrain in society—a common refrain also...

Have a Caleb Spirit

June 16, 2014 8:00 AM

"Politics is a fact of life," the leader said. He meant, "Politics is a fact of life in this church-related structure." He added, "Maybe you need to be more of a politician." A few days later, Henry Blackaby stood...

Find a Spiritual Mentor

May 19, 2014 8:00 AM

I recently watched a movie called Chasing Mavericks. It was about a young man who wanted to surf one of the biggest waves in the world. He approached an experienced surfer in his town to coach him. The coach...

Don't Omit the Obvious

May 1, 2014 8:00 AM

In Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic movie The Sound of Music, Maria, the new nanny for the von Trapp family, finds that the children don't know how to sing. So she teaches them the musical scale in song: "Let's start...

Raising Up Women for Ministry Leadership: Tales from the Trenches, Part 3

April 17, 2014 8:00 AM

There is no job security in the Kingdom. Jesus promised we'd have both trouble and blessings. He said that we could ask and receive. He told us not to be fearful or anxious. In fact, Jesus had a great...

Don’t Be a Victim of Your Intellect

April 3, 2014 8:00 AM

It wasn't until I began attending my new church that I realized much of my ministry life has been directed by my own ideas and capabilities and not by total reliance on God. I have always endeavored to "do...

Don’t Hide from Hardship

March 13, 2014 8:00 AM

I wept as I heard the diagnosis four years ago: “You are losing your hearing.” Questions about my job, relationships, and life in general permeated my brain. Every “what if” plowed over me, and they were mowing me down...

How Joy Helps Us Discern God’s Will

April 23, 2012 4:45 PM

Have you ever wondered how you could know God’s will or recognize God’s voice? Does God give you a brain and expect you to figure things out for yourself? Or does God have a blueprint—a Plan A—for your life that...

Is It God’s Will?

February 23, 2012 12:23 PM

As a leader—of myself, of my children, of a ministry—I find no greater source of angst than making difficult decisions. I wonder and pray and talk with others about whether or not plan A or plan B or starting...

When the Passion Fades

January 3, 2012 3:56 PM

I’m in the midst of leading a project I don’t feel particularly passionate about. It didn’t start out this way. I launched into it with great enthusiasm. I was confident I was following God’s will by pursuing the project,...

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