Leadership

How I Responded to a 1-star Review

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My brother and I wrote a book for Pastors and it has been received far better than we could have ever hoped. I don’t say that in a braggadocios way, nor is it a humble-brag where I’m bragging but don’t want you to know it. Literally hundreds, if not thousands of pastors have been encouraged. So many positive and thankful Facebook posts, emails sent, tweets, etc. Currently on Amazon the book has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. But […]

Leadership

A Leadership Mistake I’ve Made and You Have Too

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I’m ashamed to admit it but I disciplined my son a few years ago for spilling a drink. The problem was, it was not my 7-year-old, or my 5 year old…it was my 2-year-old. And he didn’t mean to spill it, he tripped. And it wasn’t his idea to have the drink in a cup without a lid…it was mine. I got on to him not because of the spilled drink, but because I was frustrated about something else…and I […]

Leadership

Change Before You Have To

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Here’s the truth: You will change. Your doctor will tell you to change your diet or exercise or you’re going to have a heart attack. Your wife will tell you to change or she’s leaving. Your staff will tell you they can’t work for you anymore. Your best friend will tell you they can’t trust you. The church attender will tell you they don’t feel like there’s a future here for their family anymore. The question is “will you change […]

Church

Leading Where You Are

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If you are a leader worth their salt, you want to grow, expand, strengthen, deepen, widen…you get it.  You want to have, be and do better, and that in itself is not bad. However, there are two potential downfalls with this desire: 1.  It becomes your idol, and nothing can satisfy that lust for more. 2. Your continual pursuit for more, better, or new keeps you from an appreciation of where you currently are. I realize there are situations with […]

Family

REST.

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REST. I’m not talking about the kind of rest where you sit on the couch to “take a moment”, not more Sunday afternoon naps, not better/more sleep at night. I’m talking about brain rest…soul rest. Several months ago Jeremy was working outside while I sat on my couch folding laundry. I’m not sure what was on the TV, but more than likely it was the Pioneer Woman or some other cooking channel. My mind was busy! My soul even felt […]