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The Perils of Leadership

Leadership means doing what’s right, even when you must stand alone. You will not be the most popular person when you lead others. Critics are everywhere and should be welcomed. The critics have a problem for everything, while leaders are searching for solutions.

If you are called to lead, lead well without compromise. Let your vision be clear. Just keep going…

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Patience…

It’s said that patience is a virtue, but I see it as an opportunity when we practice patience. Why do we get upset or angry when traffic is moving slowly. Or if the checkout line at the grocery store is long? These opportunities, and other similar circumstances allow us to slow down, notice the people around us, and perhaps take time to engage with them. Our culture is a culture of busyness, not human connection. We need to connect with others…and stop rushing through life.

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Alone

If we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that we are not meant to be alone. We are hardwired to be connected with each other…in community. Reach out to someone who might be by themselves. Just check in with them. Saying a simple “hello” might be exactly what they need…

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A Thanksgiving Message

Today, in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving. I believe we should show gratitude to our Creator every day, not just once per year. If you are reading this, take a moment to thank Him for your mind, then add your family, friends, fresh air and food. Let your list continue to grow…

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Equipment

You may have heard it said that “God doesn’t call the equipped, but he equips the called.” All of us are uniquely qualified for a greater purpose. God gives us the choice to use it or not. Don’t wait until you’re “ready.” Be fearless. Find your purpose. Use it…

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Activity

It has become an honor to be known as the busiest person around. Has this become the culture of America? I hope not. We must make time for what matters most: people. If we gain wealth but have no real friends and our family merely tolerates us, we aren’t winning the game of life. Examine your focus. Recommit to the people who care about you…

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Anger

There are times when we should get angry. It should piss us off when we learn of child abuse, sex trafficking, physical and emotional abuse. Jesus got angry when he saw how people were disrespecting The Temple…God’s house. He made a whip to drive out the animals and traders.

Righteous anger is okay. Getting angry when someone cuts us off in traffic to the point where we want revenge isn’t okay. In fact, it’s just dumb…

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Evil

Evil exists in our world and will always be present. We live on a broken planet, and nothing this side of Heaven will change that. There is hope, though. The heart of mankind can be transformed through acts of kindness and compassion, two of the things that connect us with each other. We cannot legislate evil out of the hearts of men, but we can examine our own hearts and be kind…

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