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January 2, 2023
How to Have Cultural Integrity at Board Meetings

The culture of a ministry is the foundational beliefs and values on which its relationships and decision-making are built. Godly leaders establish cultural consistency throughout the organization, even at board meetings.   The three cultural foundation stones at our ministry are: 1) honoring God 2) cultivating healthy relationships with each other 3) seeking God’s wisdom […]

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December 26, 2022
METAPHORICALLY WRITING

Leaders are born with a megaphone at their mouth and a laptop at their fingertips. Whether they’re giving stadium keynotes or elevator speeches, writing year-end appeals or weekly thank you notes, they paint the sky with their impassioned, flowery words. But… leaders who learn to write tight have happier readers. Did you catch what I […]

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December 12, 2022
“SHEPHERD CARE” FOR SHEPHERDS

Good leaders are good shepherds. They genuinely and actively care for the people they lead. They shepherd well because they’re Shepherded well. If you’ve read my blogs recently, you know God led me out of my “God chair” and into the great outdoors. He’s used the open surroundings to open my spirit to His in […]

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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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October 31, 2022
THE ESSENCE OF EXCELLENCE       

As leaders, we want to do things with excellence. But what does that truly mean, and what does it take to achieve? I recently witnessed a display of excellence that brought tears to my eyes. We were having concrete steps installed at our cottage and didn’t know the expertise of the landscapers. I had a […]

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October 10, 2022
HOW TO CULTIVATE SEEDS

Some of the most ordinary things in life are actually extraordinary when we take time to ponder them. So let’s think about seeds—both physical and spiritual. And then let’s do something with them. Last week I planted marigold and sunflower seeds in a container of peat pellets. I was pretty amazed when just a few […]

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October 3, 2022
HOW TO STEWARD PASSION              

A deep current of passion runs through the soul of most leaders. But just like the current of a river can ebb and flow, a leader’s zeal can too. How can we keep the flow strong and well-directed? Last fall, God used a documentary on a worship band to deepen my love for Jesus. As […]

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September 26, 2022
HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR BODY?

Go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief… this won’t be a gluten-free blog! I’m referring to your corporate spiritual body—the body of Christ in your spheres of influence. As a leader, you’re familiar with the built-in limitations of your own gifting and the need to have team members with different giftings. But let’s take […]

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