Category Archives: Leadership

Somebody Jesus Loves

The apostle John has a unique way of referring to himself in the gospel that he wrote. Several times he uses the phrase “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. He could have referred to himself as: an apostle, one of the … Continue reading

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Building Something for God

Nehemiah led a group of people on a much-needed project—rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. It was an important undertaking to get something accomplished for the Lord. There are many principles we can learn from the book of Nehemiah as we … Continue reading

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Definition of Success

Three friends were trying to define the word “success”. One said, “Success is being invited to the oval office to advise the president.” The second friend said, “That’s pretty good, but I think success is being invited to the oval … Continue reading

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Fully Committed

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…”—2 Chronicles 16:9. God is constantly looking for people who are fully committed to him. Some doubt God’s existence. Others actively … Continue reading

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Greener Grass

A story is told of a farmer who had lived on the same farm all his life. It was a good farm, but with the passing years, the farmer began to tire of it. He longed for a change—for something … Continue reading

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Another Disappointment

A group of soldiers were training for their first parachute jump. Their instructions were: Jump when you are told to jump. Count to ten, then pull the ripcord. If the first chute doesn’t open, pull the second ripcord. When you … Continue reading

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Bigger Picture

One of the classic baseball television shots comes from the 1975 World Series, in which NBC captured Carlton Fisk, jumping up and down, waving his arms, trying to coax his hit to stay fair. It did—for a home run. The … Continue reading

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What Did You Say?

Pat Tornatore relates the following story: It was a typical noisy dinner at my parent’s home, and Dad was having trouble following the conversations. He kept jumping in with off-topic comments and asking for things to be repeated. I finally … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Conversation

Carol Burks relates this story: After finishing our Chinese food, my husband and I cracked open our fortune cookies. Mine read, “Be quiet for a little while.” His read, “Talk while you have a chance.” The art of conversation is … Continue reading

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Great Opportunity

I enjoy playing “Words with Friends” on the phone. This is a word game similar to “Scrabble”. Recently I started a new game, and with the letters I was given, I was able to score 20 points on the first … Continue reading

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