Category Archives: Leadership

Leading the Way

One of my favorite sources of wisdom is the resident philosopher at the Maysville Ledger Independent, Ponto the Office Dog. In one of his most recent musings, Ponto had this to say about leadership—“A leader is one who knows the … Continue reading

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The Race of Your Life

As I write this, the 2020 Olympic Games—held in 2021 because of the pandemic—are winding down. Soon all the athletes will be home and either contemplating retirement or thinking ahead to their next big competition. The Bible often describes the … Continue reading

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All Active

A couple of preachers got together for a cup of coffee one day. During the course of the conversation one minister asked the other, “How many people do you have in your church?” “About 100”, was the reply. “How many … Continue reading

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Feeling the Pressure

One of the biggest sports news stories in some time is that Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastic team competition in the Tokyo Olympics. This decision came just as the USA team was to compete for the gold medal. This … Continue reading

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How to Live a Powerful Life

An energetic and somewhat ornery little boy once tried to get his mother to give him some money in exchange for his good behavior. His mother answered, “Why can’t you be like your father and be good for nothing?” Nobody … Continue reading

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Instant Heroes

A tour group once visited a picturesque village. As they walked by an old man sitting by a fence, one of the tourists asked in a very patronizing way, “Were any great men born in this village?” The old man … Continue reading

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Facing Our Giants

1 Samuel 17 records the famous encounter that David had with Goliath. The battle lines were drawn between the Philistine and Israelite armies. Goliath, a well-armed and experienced soldier who was nearly ten feet tall, was the Philistine champion. He … Continue reading

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Working Together

CBS radio newsman Charles Osgood told the story of two ladies who lived in a convalescent center. Each had suffered an incapacitating stroke. Margaret’s stroke left her left side restricted, while Ruth’s stroke damaged her right side. Both of these … Continue reading

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The Gravity of the Situation

There is a lot of talk about climate change, but I have become aware of another situation in nature that is not getting any attention, and I think that we need to start talking about it. I first noticed this … Continue reading

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Need Friends?

Years ago Pepper Rodgers was the head football coach at UCLA. One year he was in the middle of a terrible season. You know how it is in sports. If the team isn’t doing well, no one is happy. Players, … Continue reading

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