Monthly Archives: July 2018

Three Things to Thrive

Great leaders thrive. When you are thriving you are literally flourishing and prospering.  It’s a state of excelling at what you do or who you are.  Great leaders are thriving leaders.  As I listened to the 5 Leadership Questions podcast … Continue reading

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Gaining our Balance

Two movements characterize life: being in balance and being out of balance. There is a constant interchange between these two movements. When you look back over your life you can map your experiences along these lines. The map will look … Continue reading

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Your Great Name – 07/24/18

What do Micheal Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Mozart, Martin Luther, Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan, Mark Twain, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, John Elway, Peyton Manning, and Michelangelo have in common?  These are all names … Continue reading

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Reaction to Reality – 7/13/18

“As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” Nehemiah 1:4 Nehemiah asks his brother how those who had survived the exile … Continue reading

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The Ministers Backpack: Part 2, Balancing Ministry and Family

No pastor enters the ministry planning to abandon his family.  But it can easily happen.  Last week I shared the general burden of ministry with you in the introduction to the blog series, The Ministers Backpack (you can read it … Continue reading

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A Celebration of God’s Care – 7/11/18

“Therefore they called these days Purim, after the turn Our.  Therefore, because of all that was written in this letter, and of what they’d faced in this matter, and of what had happened to them, the Jews firmly obligated themselves … Continue reading

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Top 3 Sermon Outtakes from July 8, 2018

Usually when I preach, while on stage, I forget to say a few things.  Sometimes after the fact, I think of things I wish I had said. Some of these things are serious and would have been helpful to make … Continue reading

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