How is your conscience? Is it clear or conflicted? Is it Holy Spirit guided or weak … even seared?
Pure thanksgiving is possible when we focus on the source of our blessings rather than merely the blessings themselves.
The life we are offered as a disciple of Jesus Christ is the life of the steward. As stewards, we are set free by three transformational truths: God owns everything, God will always provide for all our needs, and the greatest blessings come to those who give.
Do you struggle with sexual temptation or sin? This holistic design will help.
While there is nothing wrong with profiting from hard-earned expertise and diligence, treating one’s knowledge and experience more like Wikipedia than a classified government secret proclaims a different Way … a way of unity, joy, and freedom.
Because all of us are prone to idolatry, we are likely more prone to one expression of sin than the other. If you are prone to laziness, you likely enjoy comfort and leisure more than accomplishment and the grind. As I have offered four ways to fight being a ministry workaholic, here are four ways to fight being lazy in ministry.
We are all restoration projects, but disdain and run from the remodeling. It is too close, too painful. We do not value what God is working to produce in us.
So how do we learn patience? Patience is about love and value. The more we love others, the easier it is to be patient with them. The more we value and respect someone, the longer it takes them to get on our nerves.
Just a little rain transforms an arid desert into a magnificent blooming garden. That rain changes the arid environment and draws life from dormant seeds. The same can happen when we face changes in our lives. Sam experienced not one, but four painful organizational changes in his 24 years with World Vision. He said, “I was laid off [...]
This is a precious story written by an Asian leader during a time of deep trial and brokenness in her life.
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Abusive leaders and servant leaders relate to power differently. Find out more in this brief excerpt from Abusive Leadership by Malcolm Webber.
Do you struggle with pride? This holistic design will help.
We know healthy leadership requires good character, but how do we deal with those headstrong, sinful habits?
If we look at our own lives, where are we blaming others for a situation?
Remember the last time you were offended? Did you resolve it or is it lurking somewhere in the shadows of your thinking, still itching like yesterday’s mosquito bite? The more you scratch, the more it itches. Offense is like that. The more we focus on it, the bigger it grows, never losing its sting.
Empathy is not sympathy, which implies pity; rather, it is an emotion stirred by understanding a person’s situation and then identifying with it in a compassionate way.
We all complain far more than we should and far more than we probably think we do. If it’s authenticity that we seek ‒ the reality is that we who are in Christ have far better lives than we deserve.
We take a deep dive into the emotional life of a Christian leader.
Leaders have the responsibility to remember that their words can slice and dice, and their actions can wound the best of followers. Because humans are fallible, these kinds of wounds will happen. Whatever the leader does after the confrontation or a misspoken, hurtful word illustrates the caliber of character the leader possesses.
Change is all about planning and action – or so we think. I’m learning that it is much deeper than that.