Use Leisure Well

Do you use leisure well?  I ran across this phrase in the book Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders.  It’s an intriguing concept – to do well with our leisure time. I think the push for Sabbath, both in scripture and from respected leaders in ministry, is a form of putting emphasis on leisure time. … Read more

THE BUSIER YOUR SCHEDULE, THE MORE INTENTIONAL YOU MUST BECOME

Which comes first, the intentional living or the busy schedule that requires it?  I have learned that when I am really busy with too much to do, I intentionally map out the schedule and get more done. It’s always amazing. The first and one of the biggest times I experienced this was during one semester … Read more

SEVEN REASONS CLARITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR STRONG CHURCHES

You cannot lead a strong organization without extraordinary clarity.  A. Stanley As church leaders, we are bombarded with “have to’s”, “how to”s” and “must do’s”.  There’s no way we can get to all of it.  And that’s why clarity is so important. Take heart – you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need … Read more

THE INCREDIBLE VALUE OF FIVE PERCENT – DISCOVER ITS POWER

It’s tough to swallow, but about 80% of all you do can be done just as effectively by almost anyone else, according to Wayne Cordeiro, author of The Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as You Sit at the Feet of the Savior .  Another 15% can be done by someone with a little training.  No one … Read more

GRATEFUL? WRITE IT DOWN.

Gratitude has been linked, over and over, with a healthy life and a positive outlook. There is, however, a big difference between being grateful and expressing it. If you appreciate something but never let it be known, one could argue you don’t really appreciate it fully. One great way to reap the benefit of living … Read more

DISCOVER HOW TO BEAT THE “CAN’T” MENTALITY AND LIVE COURAGEOUSLY

Avoid saying “can’t” in life. The word “can’t” indicates a mental constraint. Once we begin to notice it, the “can’t” mentality is everywhere. People who constantly have “can’t” in their vocabularies are boxed in, fearful, and uncertain. They have fixed mindsets instead of growth mindsets, according to psychologist Carol Dweck. Here are five ways to … Read more

FAN INTO FLAME – MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR GOD-GIVEN GIFTS

Timothy, to whom two New Testament letters were directed, was born around the year AD 17 and died about AD 97 when he was about 80 years old. Though he never physically met Jesus, their timelines overlapped. Jesus was born around 4 BC, started preaching around AD 27, and died around AD 30. Timothy was a … Read more