Easter's Over, Now What?

Well, we made it. Another Easter in the books. Churches everywhere celebrated big.  My twitter, instagram and facebook feeds were full of pictures of crowded rooms, overflow solutions, stories of salvations and baptisms.  It was a great day.  Love won! For church staff, Easter is like the Superbowl of Sundays.  So much work and preparation […]

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Easter’s Over, Now What?

Well, we made it. Another Easter in the books. Churches everywhere celebrated big.  My twitter, instagram and facebook feeds were full of pictures of crowded rooms, overflow solutions, stories of salvations and baptisms.  It was a great day.  Love won! For church staff, Easter is like the Superbowl of Sundays.  So much work and preparation […]

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#LentChallenge Holy Week

Holy Week. I feel a weight… an awareness… a conscious awakening to what awaits. The church I’m now a part of participates in a number of Holy Week services… Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter of course.  Some of these are new to me.  They have not been a part of my past tradition and […]

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Quit Playing Good Cop/Bad Cop

“Go ask your mother.” “You’re father is not going to like that!” “You’ll need the boss’ approval.” “If the leader of that department is okay with it, I’m okay with it.” We do this all the time. We pass the buck.  We play good cop/bad cop. Some of us are wired for mercy. Some of […]

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Get the CLOUT Study Guide for FREE!

The CLOUT Study Guide is available for FREE if you sign up for the email updates on this site.  CLICK here sign up and get the download. This is a GREAT resource to read CLOUT with a group.  I hope you’ll take advantage of it! By the way, if you’ve read CLOUT and it impacted […]

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What God Makes of Our Mess

I’m doing some research about great leaders for my next book.  One of the resources that I read is a little book entitled Greatness by Steven F. Hayward.  It’s about the leadership lives of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan.  It’s a fascinating read on the parallels of the leadership styles of these two men. Whether […]

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Read to Lead

Read at every wait; Read at all hours; Read within leisure; Read in times of labor; Read as one goes in; Read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead. ~ Cicero HT: Huffington Post   What are you reading right now?

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Careful Selection

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.  When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles.”  Matthew 6:12-13 Choosing the twelve was a significant leadership decision. These twelve would be the core group […]

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