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!
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
Within each of us resides story after story after story of what has happened in our lives that contribute to why we are the way we are, why we do this or that, or why we are this way or that way. Yet we often judge people based upon our assumptions rather than consider their … More The Untold Story
I’ve always been a reflective person, but right now, I seem to be in a reflective season. Granted, the older you get, I think the more reflective you get. And granted, we are coming out of a very sober and somber time in the world. Yet, reflection is a connection to the past, a consideration of the present, … More Don’t forget to remember
Many years ago, working at the support center for a great company, I started saying a phrase that caught on like wildfire: “It’s a great day to serve the Lord.” I started saying it as a simple response to the question: “how’s it going?” I didn’t want to respond in a typical way, “Ok.” “Fine.” “Good” or even … More Friday Faith: It’s a great day to serve the Lord!
I hope, I think, our hearts have been reshaped and rewired, and our purpose has been reordered. Out of this mess, this time of wondering, we have been thinking about our purpose and the purpose of our business. The purpose we conclude is not to make money per se, but what we can do with that money. It … More Upside-down turned right-side up: Make an impact
When you play with Legos you understand that the goal is to be able to snap them together to make something. You also know that there is almost an infinite number of ways you can snap them together. In life, we think there are supposed to be one or two clear ways we are supposed to … More Upside-down turned right-side up: Finding your place
Now that we’ve grieved and accepted our situation, heard the counsel of wise people, become open to something different, and prayed through our situation, we can see that it is time to turn the corner. Turning the corner is a way of saying making a fresh new start. A new start with more wisdom and experience. Experience … More Upside-down turned right-side up: Turn the Corner