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January 11, 2023
GO WITH YOUR GUT?

It happens all the time in leadership. You have to make a critical decision in the next hour or the next day. Either way, there’s pressure to decide quickly. So how do you do that? It’s tempting to go with your gut—to do what feels right in the core of your being. We’ve all done […]

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November 21, 2022
HOW TO HAVE EYES THAT SEE

God gifts leaders with vision, administrative ability, and people skills. But one of His greatest gifts is the ability to see with spiritual eyes. Let’s learn how to strengthen this ability. A few years ago, my husband, Ron and I stood on a pier overlooking a shallow body of water. To my surprise, a whole […]

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September 19, 2022
“COULD YOU NOT TARRY ONE HOUR?”

This is the famous question Jesus asked Peter, James, and John, after they fell asleep in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Could you not tarry one hour?” Jesus could rightfully ask this of us, His twenty-first century disciples. As busy leaders, we often push aside prayer when we’re pressed for time. But just like the disciples, […]

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July 18, 2022
PRAY IT NOW

How many times have you said to an associate, “I’ll be praying for you,” and went on your way without really doing it? If you’re like me, more than you’d like to admit. But our prayers are an invaluable gift to the people we work with. So as leaders, let’s not just say we’ll pray. […]

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March 28, 2022
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE UNSETTLED

As leaders, we like to be resolute. Firm. Forward-moving. So when we feel uncertain about an agreed-upon direction, it can be tempting to ignore it. But unpacking the unsettledness will pave the way for an even better future. Years ago I became unsettled about a significant ministry decision we’d made months prior. I had two […]

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March 21, 2022
WHAT’S YOUR CURRENT GOD-FOCUS?

If you’re reading this in real time, it’s back-to-school time. For ministry leaders, in addition to a change in family schedules, autumn brings a change in ministry activities. And while fall may have a more obvious routine, its overall intensity can be greater than other seasons. So let’s find a focus from God. This summer, […]

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February 7, 2022
LEARN TO SEE, NOT JUST SCAN

Purpose-driven leaders with laser-beam focus. There’s something to be said for that. But are we so fixated on our goals that we look right past other key things around us? I sometimes do. On my quest to savor summer by watching a sunrise each week, I slipped out of bed at 5:30 last Tuesday. With […]

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January 31, 2022
HOW TO HAVE HARD CONVERSATIONS

If you’re a typical leader, hard conversations come with the territory. When human beings with their unique personalities and perspectives work side-by-side – sparks can fly. Let’s unpack the dynamics and look for ways to keep conversations productive, not explosive. Hard conversations usually follow disagreements, which often stem from different viewpoints. Let’s use the tale […]

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