Immeasurable Leadership

During this semester of seminary, I read a book that helped me understand spiritual formation and its application to leadership. Spiritual formation is the process by which our personal identity is formed. This is our sanctification journey with Christ, as he seeks to form and shape us into his image, through our life experiences. It’s…

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Camouflaged in a Christian Suit

“Be on your guard against false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t…

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A Warrior’s Heart

I heard from the Holy Spirit on Tuesday. I have a running list of His messages to me, and this morning I reflected on them.  Sometimes it’s a word or phrase, other times it’s a clear picture in my mind.  So I will take you on my journey so far, and highlight some words along…

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Waiting Room

In John 11 we read the story of Lazarus. There are so many takeaways from it, but today what captured my attention was this interaction between Martha and Jesus, in which he tells her she does not have to wait. She replied, “Yes, I know he will rise with everyone else on resurrection day.” “Martha,”…

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The Mindset of Work

In businesses, as in churches, revenue is required to keep the doors open and programs funded. Therein lies the rub.  You do not make money by developing leaders – you make money by getting your work done. It’s easy to see why many organizations may build goals or vision around employee engagement and development, but…

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The Grass Might be Greener

I grew up hearing the phrase Bloom Where You Are Planted.  As an Army Brat, I was “planted” in lots of homes, schools, and states. I did not have a say in where I was planted. But I could choose to bloom or wither.  Through this process, I began to understand and appreciate the dynamics of…

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Community: Filling in the Blanks

Why do we strive to belong to a community? Take a moment to consider the following fill-in-the-blank worksheet and see how you might best complete these sentences. Do you feel more safe when you’re in community? More accepted?  Maybe you filled some of these blanks with the following words: Community, Family, Friends, My Spouse, My…

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Body Building

Is salvation enough? It’s really not a trick question.  Once saved, you have the key to the kingdom. You know where you will be in eternity.  As Christians, we diligently pray and work to spread the gospel, for the purpose of salvation.  With each salvation, we add another person to the body of Christ.  But…

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Peace in Pieces

    If you’ve said The Lord’s Prayer lately, you’ve recommitted yourself to seeking God’s will and bringing His Kingdom to earth, as it is in heaven. Have you taken a few minutes to consider what that might look like? When we, as Christians, set out to build the Kingdom of God here on earth,…

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