Category Archives: Leadership

Career Choice

For years, my friend Paul Snoddy wanted to be a medical doctor. However, when he grew up Paul became a preacher, and he has had quite a successful career. Weighing in on this career choice, Paul’s son said, “Dad, just … Continue reading

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Completing the Work

Leonardo da Vinci had started painting on a large canvas in his studio. Then he suddenly stopped working, the painting still unfinished, and summoned one of his students to come forward and complete the work. The student protested that he … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing

We need a new doormat for our front porch. The one we have now is so old that it is frayed and falling apart. I guess you could say that we’ve worn out our “WELCOME”. Proverbs 25:17 says, “Seldom set … Continue reading

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Soft or Tough?

Talking about political leadership, William Bennett recently said, “Sometimes you need Mother Teresa and sometimes you need Dirty Harry.” He was trying to get across the point that some situations call for soft, tender leadership, but at other times you … Continue reading

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Still Waters Run Deep

“It is possible to possess an unspoken thought.”—Anonymous An unspoken thought—what a novel idea! In an age where social media invites us to express ourselves freely, verbal restraint is a rare commodity. Yet the Bible consistently encourages us to be … Continue reading

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Teamwork

A sea captain and his chief engineer were arguing over who was most important to the ship. To prove their point to each other, they decided to swap places. The chief engineer ascended to the bridge, and the captain went … Continue reading

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Light of the World

“We can be the light of the world without leaving our high beams on and annoying everybody.”—Bob Goff. Regardless of what you may have heard, I am still able to drive after dark. However, I must admit that I occasionally … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

Remember the old saltshaker prank? Someone would loosen the top of a salt shaker in a restaurant. The next customer would unsuspectingly try to put a little salt on their food and end up dumping the entire contents of the … Continue reading

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Maturing

Remember some of the ways our parents punished us for our misbehavior when we were children? You had to go to bed early. You were grounded and couldn’t leave the house. You couldn’t go to that party. Go to bed early. … Continue reading

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Tolerance or Love?

Josh McDowell has this to say about the difference between tolerance and love: Which is harder? Tolerance says, “You must approve of what I do.” Love responds, “I must do something harder: I will love you, even when your behavior … Continue reading

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