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Building–and Maintaining–the Temple

February 6, 2014 8:00 AM

When Solomon decided to build a temple for Yahweh, it took seven years to complete the task. And no wonder. It was both enormous and ornate. 1 Kings 6:34-35 reads, “There were two folding doors of cypress wood…decorated with...

Emotional Health Should Be Required for Leaders

January 30, 2014 8:00 AM

Because of a lifetime battling depression, Johanna’s mom had difficulty coping with the challenges of raising a child. Spending hours in bed, she became detached from her daughter. The depression began a chain reaction in the family—Johanna’s dad worked...

Stop to Breathe

January 27, 2014 8:00 AM

Busy leader, do yourself a favor. Stop to breathe. Before reading past this paragraph, take three slow, deep breaths. Notice the sensation in your body each time you inhale, then exhale. Notice what happens in your inner being as...

Word of the Year: Healthy

January 23, 2014 8:00 AM

Before a new year begins, I choose a one-word focus for the year to come. For me, the chosen word serves as a declaration of sorts: “In the new year, no matter what, I will be/will have ___.” For...

Leading Yourself

October 15, 2012 4:40 PM

You are a leader. A leader is defined simply as someone who guides or inspires others. You figure out where you and your team need to go and then you help them envision the future. You empower them to...

The Healthy Leader Quiz

August 16, 2012 11:03 AM

Guiding others has the potential to be one of the most exhilarating experiences in life. But too frequently, the joy found in leading others becomes suffocated underneath the pile of daily demands and due dates. The pressures leaders experience...

Spiritual Welcome

July 30, 2012 1:22 PM

Not long ago I suffered a tremendous loss. The circumstances were complicated and relationships were broken. In the midst of all the pain, I noticed my heart felt like it was stuck full of pins and needles. It was...

Why the Church Needs to Teach about Body Image

May 26, 2011 10:49 AM

Recently, my church experienced its first-ever Five Day Challenge, an initiative launched several years ago by Willow Creek Community Church. The Challenge encourages people to eat only small portions of rice and beans at each meal as a tangible experience...

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