Category Archives: Leadership

What You Don’t Know

Years ago a friendly exterminator patrolled some neighborhoods in Chicago, peddling what he called “the Mississippi stuff.” The Mississippi stuff was a pesticide he had bought hundreds of gallons of in the South, and it really did the trick on … Continue reading

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Destructive Power

A computer virus on the loose is a computer user’s worst nightmare. Once a computer is infected, the damage can be devastating. A virus can destroy everything in a computer’s memory. It may take some time for the destructive power … Continue reading

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Becoming a Mighty Warrior

Before David became king, he fell out of favor with King Saul and had to flee for his life. At that time he began to gather some men around him. The description of his followers is interesting—“All those who were … Continue reading

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Preach the Word!

The word “preaching” has some negative connotations in our culture today. When one spouse nags the other, or when a parent chastises a child, they are said to be “preaching”. “Preaching” is a word sometimes used when someone goes off … Continue reading

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Patience

I recently saw a public service advertisement on television that featured a middle-aged man down on his hands and knees, putting the finishing touches on a freshly poured concrete sidewalk. Suddenly, the man noticed that a young boy, perhaps four … Continue reading

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Standing on Holy Ground

The life of Moses is divided up into three parts. The first forty years he spent growing up in Pharoah’s household and enjoying all the privileges that lifestyle provided. The next forty years he spent tending sheep in Midian, which … Continue reading

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Diplomatic

A knight was once called into the presence of the king to give an account of his recent activities. The knight reported, “I have been looting and pillaging among your enemies to the east, your majesty.” The king replied, “But … Continue reading

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Take Time

Take time to live: it is the secret of success. Take time to think: it is the source of power. Take time to play: it is the secret of youth. Take time to read: it is the fount of knowledge. … Continue reading

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A Better View of Jesus

I was about 10 years old when I discovered that I could not see nearly as well as my classmates at school. It had gotten to the point where it was affecting my schoolwork. So my parents took me to … Continue reading

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Walk with Me

“I’d rather one walked with me than merely show the way.”—Edgar Guest There are a number of people who point us in the right direction, and they are quite helpful in getting us started on the straight and narrow way. … Continue reading

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