Category Archives: Leadership

How We Are Valued

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moments.” We would all hope that such would be the case for us. We all have had our moments that have not exactly been our best! … Continue reading

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Did You Notice the Difference?

There is a story told about a church that was struggling financially. The preacher asked one of the members to take on the responsibility of overseeing the congregation’s finances. The man, who was the manager of the local grain elevator, … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man with a Plan

While in prison, Joseph gained a reputation for being able to interpret dreams (Genesis 40). When Pharaoh had some disturbing dreams, he was told about a prisoner who might be able to give him an interpretation, so he called for … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man of Forgiveness

Joseph’s brothers had cruelly sold him into slavery. Years later, Joseph found himself second-in-command in Egypt. Furthermore, he was in charge of the food that Egypt had stockpiled to get them through the famine that had been predicted. When his … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man of Integrity

Joseph’s jealous and hate-filled brothers sold him into slavery. Genesis 39 tells us that he ended up in Egypt as a slave to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials. Joseph did such a good job for his master that Potiphar promoted … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man of Dreams

In Genesis 37 we are introduced to a remarkable young man by the name of Joseph. Only 17 years old, Joseph knew that God had a plan for his life. God showed that to him in a couple of dreams. … Continue reading

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The Life of Joseph: Introduction

Joseph of the Old Testament is one of the most interesting people in the Bible. His story takes up a lot of space in the book of Genesis. Chapters 37 through 50 are almost entirely about Joseph. There is more … Continue reading

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Resurgence

My mother-in-law received a flower at church this past Mothers’ Day in recognition of her being the oldest mother in attendance. I planted the bright red flower in front of our house. With a little fertilizer and regular watering, it … Continue reading

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Pretentious

A young businessman was sitting in the VIP lounge at an airport waiting for a prospective client. Suddenly, the young man noticed Bill Gates sitting across the room. He introduced himself to Gates, explaining that he was trying to seal … Continue reading

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Silence Is Golden

There is a story told about a man who decided to become a monk. He joined a monastery that required its members to take a vow of silence. At the end of each year’s service this man would be allowed … Continue reading

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