12 or more reasons every Christian leader, pastor, CEO, owner of a small company, manager of a team of people, elder, executive, leadership team member, and leader of any kind needs to get this devotional: 46 Days to become the leader God wants you to be! You probably don’t know me or ever heard of … More 12 reasons to get this devotional
A Transformational devotional about leadership for leaders and managers for any size organization, including churches!
Many years ago, I was leading a small group at our church. The small group Pastor at that church was always agonizing over and complaining about not finding enough leaders to lead small groups. One week, I had to be away on business and asked a guy who would not normally be considered as a … More Where do you find leaders?
Many years ago, I discovered the power of little things. I also realized that most Servant Leaders I know, utilized the power of little things to make a difference in people’s lives. It wasn’t the big things, the grand things, the expensive things that made the most difference, no, it was the little things. Servant … More A small gesture, a big impact
I once knew a guy who told me his wife wanted him to share with her his deepest feelings. His response was, “when I know what they are you’ll be the first to know.” I heard of another guy whose wife was complaining that he didn’t tell her he loved her. His response was, “I … More I know what I want to say but don’t know how to say it
It doesn’t matter who they are or what position they hold, people want to know that they are appreciated. Most people want to know that they make a difference to the people they live with, work with, and rub shoulders with. Simply put, people want to know you care. They want and need affirmation. According … More Speaking words of affirmation at the right time, in the right way
It’s an interesting time we live in. Fewer and fewer people are reading books. We don’t wrap presents anymore, rather, we get “gift bags” and just put them in those. Or we don’t even give presents anymore, just gift cards. And Greeting Cards are just obligatory things rather than personal, deeply thought-out things. Greeting Cards … More Reviving the lost art of greeting cards
The answer is yes…but…. I am a student of grace and a recipient of abundant, generous, and scandalous grace. I believe grace to be the most critical and important component of the Christian faith. It seems to me that without grace we would be doomed. Without grace, there would be no hope. Over the years I have watched … More Faith Friday: Do we really believe in grace?
What is the secret of helping someone gain confidence and grow in effectiveness? The answer is in the title, by being an active participant in the cycle of affirmation. Affirmation leads to confirmation which leads to confidence. Confidence then builds and grows in competence. As we become more competent, we receive more affirmation. But there … More The Cycle of Affirmation
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but a person of understanding draws them out. Proverbs 20:5 There are many ways to look at grace. You could say that grace comes from an act of forgiveness, and it does. Or, positionally, it is seen as “unmerited favor,” and it is. But grace when it comes to … More Friday Faith: How grace works at works