How do you deal with Fear and Panic? If you are not quite sure, now is a good time to figure it out. We all thought that when the pandemic was over the fear and panic would end as well. Maybe you have noticed that, if anything, it has...
When we really take hold of these truths, that our lives are eternal and that God has a plan for us (a good one!), we will understand and then pursue a mindset of growth. Now, I realize that much has been said and written about “growth mindset”, and I think that much of it is very good. The problem that I have with some of the growth mindset philosophy is that it tends to focus only on the individual. This idea makes personal growth and development simply for the sake of growth and development the goal! When we view the idea of growth mindset from an eternal perspective, we learn and grow so that we can fulfill the purpose given to us by an eternal God. We don’t allow ourselves to become mired down in the difficulty of life because we understand that we were created for something so much bigger than the challenges we are facing today. We begin to view challenges and obstacles and even the difficulties of our past as an OPPORTUNITIES to continue to learn about God and trust Him for the path ahead.
“How should I respond when someone who has made an impact on me passes on?” Instead of simply acknowledging that they are gone and that their loss will be felt, how can I live in a way that reflects who they are and what they have meant to me?
I actually think this is a question that all of us should ask when the influencers and World Changers move on. And, when we answer this question clearly and correctly, the way that we live will allow us to take what they have done for us and impact those that we have the opportunity to influence. Then, their life and our lives become a legacy that outlives both.
How should you respond when you lose someone who has changed your life?
The Resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of our faith. Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity, and rose from the dead on the third day, conquering death and providing the promise of eternal life to all who...
Regret can be the chain that holds us back and keeps us from moving, one faith-filled step at a time, into the life that God has created us to live.
As well as that approach is received, inevitably the discussion does come back to “how?”. Leaders are people of action and after learning WHY they do what they do, they struggle until they understand WHAT they are supposed to do. While I do feel that the WHY drives the WHAT, lists are easy to follow and provide actionable steps. Unfortunately I don’t think my answer to “what should I do as a leader?” is always very satisfactory. My answer?
Don’t do leadership. Be a Leader!
We will never accomplish anything of lasting value, and definitely not eternal value, if we do not develop patient, steadfast, endurance. The problem? We are living in a world and at a time when instant gratification is king! Long-term projects are avoided along with discomfort, hardship and disappointment. But for those that really do want to run the race God has set before us, we must move against the norm of our day and become patient people.
As we come to the end of one year and the beginning of a new one there can be both a sense of relief and excitement. We are relieved that we made it through another year and excited about the prospect of a new year untouched by the...
Who is the Christ of Christmas and why did He come? As we celebrate this week it is important for us to know both WHO and WHY we celebrate. Just to warn you up front, this is a longer than usual post, but it contains, mostly, scripture...
During a time of year where the pull toward self-centered thoughts and actions is almost overwhelming, don’t forget WHO we celebrate and why He came. He came to serve. We honor Him when we live our lives with the same focus as His.
What is the focus of Christmas? Serving others.