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

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

PHILIPPIANS 2 – GUARDRAILS FOR LIVING A GREAT LIFE

Guardrails along the highway give us the freedom to travel without going off the road and down a cliff or into water. My family enjoyed travelling across Tampa Bay on America’s 9th longest bridge, The Sunshine Skyway. I would never have considered driving across that 4-mile stretch without the protection of guardrails on each side. … Read more

INSPIRE OTHERS TO NEW LEVELS BY SPEAKING GREATNESS

How can you inspire others to reach new levels instead of obeying through fear? By speaking greatness. Speaking greatness helps a person want to achieve great things in life and not disappoint the leader or coach. What does speaking greatness require?  We must believe that each person is valued, loved by God, and created with … Read more

Two POWERFUL QUOTES For Parenting –– From Billy Graham

I recently ran across the book, Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham.  It’s a great little book with quotes organized by topic (age, anxiety, money, prayer, life, and others).  I took note of two great quotes from the parenting section: “Parents, pray that God may crown your home with grace and mercy.” “What a blessing … Read more

Why Church Leaders Need Daily Devotions To Be Successful

Time with God each day is like fresh bread.  It nourishes, it revives, it sustains.  The Word helps us to remain faithful, continuously keeps our eyes toward heaven and keeps us steady.  Digging into the God inspired and life giving Scripture is more than just reading – it’s engaging with God’s Spirit and allowing it … Read more

Maximize Your Speaking Connection With These Eight Simple Tips

Though this book is for anyone, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John Maxwell is a must for anyone who stands to speak before people on a regular basis.  As the book mentions, there are Four Unpardonable Sins of a Communicator: “being unprepared, uncommitted, uninteresting, or uncomfortable.”  Here are some of … Read more