“So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and … Continue reading Leadership Lessons: Luke 5:1-11
What is it you are praying for most? Do you want your life to be comfortable or significant? It's not impossible for it to be both, but God is much more concerned in shaping us and making us into the image of His son, than making us "comfortable". Being comforted is different than being … Continue reading Comfortable?
Many people aspire to leadership. It's often a good thing. However, many younger leaders get into a position of leadership and influence and then become overwhelmed by the tasks, responsibilities and falter, causing a domino effect that can not only hurt others but eventually cost them their influence altogether. Here are three suggestions for those … Continue reading Three Things Young Leaders Can Do To Increase Their Influence
Ever since 12th grade I've been journaling. Poems, notes, a few drawings with a multitude of thoughts and prayers have filled about 20 journals over the last 28 years. Why am I such a big proponent of journaling? Here is a short list of why I think everyone should practice this discipline. It's easy. For … Continue reading Journaling: 4 Reasons Why You Should Start.
Leaders can be defined in many ways depending on what area of life or organization we talk about. But what makes a good leader and how can one work toward great leadership? What are the deeper roots for leaders? Here are a few questions to consider that will help regardless of what kind of leadership … Continue reading Leadership Questions For Life
It was by faith Abraham obeyed God’s call to go to another place God promised to give him. He left his own country, not knowing where he was to go. Hebrews 11:8 Obedience Is The Key. Where do I need to be and what do I need to do? I have struggled with those questions … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Where? What?
As leaders it’s vitally important that we encourage people to be like Jesus and not try to make them “like us”. God has created each person as He likes and gifted each one uniquely and differently. This means that each and every person is not only a one-of-a-kind but created with intention and purpose. And … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: No Clones Allowed
“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19b They went back to work with the family. It's just what you did when you didn't cut it. After years of studying and training, the rabbi sent them packing back to the family trade. The fishermen found in Matthew 4 were not cut … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: By Invitation Only
We walk by faith, not by sight. —2 Corinthians 5:7 There is no other way for a Christian to live than by faith. Yet time after time, we try to live in another way. Whether it's by sight, or by feelings, or by the counsel of others, we seek to circumvent faith. God will not … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: god of feelings. God Of Faith.
Where did we ever get the idea that following Jesus was safe? Definitely not from reading the scripture! Person after person in the Bible not only had their faith tested but many of them lost their lives because of that very faith. No, following Jesus is not safe and that's for certain. Nor is following … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Certainly Uncertainty