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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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Here They Come

It’s that time of year again. Time for the Hallmark movies. You know the story…perfect family living in a perfect home in a perfect neighborhood. Even their dog is perfect! Suddenly, strife hits. The family bends but doesn’t break. Everything gets restored to normal and they live happily ever after…

Life isn’t a Hallmark movie. Life is hard. Do not fall into the trap of comparing your life to a Hallmark movie. It will rob you of the moments of joy life holds for you…

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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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Fear

Not all fear is bad. We are hardwired to feel fearful in dangerous situations. But the fear of failure, fear of success (yes, it exists) and fear of other people’s judgments is unhealthy. It will leave us unfulfilled and frustrated. If you are fearful, do the work on yourself to release the fear and live fully. Self-work isn’t easy, but it’s worth it…

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