Category Archives: Leadership

Powerful Performance

Last week my elbow suddenly swelled, and I was diagnosed with bursitis. My doctor prescribed a round of steroids, and the swelling soon subsided. This is just background information that leads me to say this: Yesterday was the first Sunday … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

A teacher once gave a simple test to her students. They were each given a sheet of paper with nothing on it except a small black dot in the middle. The teacher asked the students to write a short essay … Continue reading

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Facing Criticism

Practically everyone who ever tried to accomplish anything significant faced some type of criticism. We must not allow our critics to deter us from our mission to serve God and to make disciples. Here is what President Theodore Roosevelt said … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Giving

Someone once pointed out that you can look at your breakfast of bacon and eggs to see a good example of the difference between commitment and sacrifice. The chicken was committed to providing for your breakfast. However, the pig was … Continue reading

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Beware the Little Things

I have read that termites destroy more homes than earthquakes. If this is true, then perhaps we should re-examine our priorities about what is to be feared. Maybe we should pay more attention to the little things that threaten destruction … Continue reading

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Fishing

I recently went kayaking on Lake Barkley in southwestern Kentucky. As I was paddling along, a huge fish jumped out of the water right in front of me. It jumped about 3 feet high, and came just a few feet … Continue reading

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Reflecting the Son

The recent total eclipse of the sun reminded me of the primary purpose of the moon. Rather than block out the sun, the moon was created to reflect the sun’s light so that mankind could have at least some way … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Churches

As my wife and I drove to southwestern Kentucky to view the recent total eclipse of the sun, we passed a couple of churches that had totally different ideas about how they should respond to the throng of people flooding … Continue reading

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The Voice of Authority

The cover letter of a job application contained the following statement—“I listen to what the company president says, but I still make my own moves because I know what is best.” That kind of attitude is probably not going to … Continue reading

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The Best Cure

After giving a lecture on mental health, psychiatrist Karl Menninger fielded questions from the audience. “What advice would you give a person who felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” someone asked. Dr. Menninger replied, “Lock up your house, go across … Continue reading

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