Category Archives: Leadership

Playing Hurt

Houston Rockets guard James Harden was inadvertently poked in both eyes by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. Although in a great deal of pain, Harden was able to finish … Continue reading

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Stepping Up to the Plate

Last night New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard became the first pitcher in nearly 36 years to homer for the game’s only run and pitch a complete game. The last pitcher to accomplish this feat was the Dodgers’ Bob Welch … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to have her appendix removed. Even though she was experiencing a great deal of pain, Clarkson not only hosted the show, but also performed two musical … Continue reading

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Ego in Check

A six-year-old girl was asked, “Are you in Jessica’s class at school?” She replied, “No, I’m not. But she’s in my class.” We tend to be self-centered, and those inclinations are seen in adults as well as children. One of … Continue reading

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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

A woman who had been living a very high-pressured life moved with her family from the city to the country. The family had resolved to reduce the stresses and tensions that they had been under by embracing a more easy-going … Continue reading

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Now I Understand

A business offered a new pension plan that called for a small employee contribution. The company would pay the rest. Everybody but Sam had signed up for the plan. Unfortunately, 100 percent employee participation was needed. Otherwise the plan would … Continue reading

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Prone to Wander

A preacher friend of mine tells a story about a boy who made a decision to follow Jesus at church camp. The young fellow was baptized into Christ in the afternoon. At the campfire worship service later that evening, the … Continue reading

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No Brakes

A lady once called her husband at home and said, “The brakes went out on the car. I need you to come and get me.” “Okay”, he replied. “Where are you?” “I’m at the drugstore.” “Where is the car?” “It’s … Continue reading

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Motivation

There is a story told about a frog that fell into a pothole. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t jump high enough to get out. His friends encouraged him, but he still could not muster up the strength … Continue reading

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Inviting God to Participate

The great baseball catcher Yogi Berra was involved in a ball game in which the score was tied, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The batter from the opposing team stepped up to the batter’s box … Continue reading

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