Category Archives: Leadership

10 Keys for Effective Parenting

What do you imagine when you think of parenting books?  I devoured a bunch of them back in my child-rearing days, and they all left me feeling somewhat inadequate.  They influenced me positively, I’m sure, but when reading chapter after chapter of solid techniques … Continue reading

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Overcoming Opposition – Part 2

How does one overcome opposition?  The book of Nehemiah is a study in pursuing a goal and conquering every challenge in the way.  We can learn from him.  Last time we saw that Nehemiah overcame emotional and physical opposition.  Today … Continue reading

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Overcoming Opposition

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Wouldn’t you like to overcome all opposition to your work?  Not that you wouldn’t have any – make no mistake we’ll always have opposition – but that you would be able to get past it and complete the job. Nehemiah is a … Continue reading

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Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Are you looking for something to do with your children this Martin Luther King Jr. Day?  If they are old enough, I would recommend taking them to see a movie: Selma. My husband and I saw Selma last week, and it has stayed with me.  We have come … Continue reading

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Who is Well Represented in your Church?

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What are the odds that two bikers traveling east on a bike path will pass two bikers heading west at the exact moment that they both intersect with two walkers? Because I can find a spiritual application in just about anything, that and several similar scenarios during … Continue reading

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Mixed Leadership Metaphors

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Does a school of fish have a leader?  Not really.  How do its members collectively determine the timing and destinations of their movements?  According to Wikipedia, “A recent investigation showed that small groups of fish used consensus decision-making…The fish did this by … Continue reading

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Higher Education: Learning as Preparation for Living

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Pomp and Circumstance must reverberate through the atmosphere at this time of year.  Graduates of higher education have received their expensive diplomas declaring them ready for real life and productive work.  An education is preparation for life and for work. The Church is also engaged in … Continue reading

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Applying God’s Ancient Promises Today

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God promised Abraham a nation and the Promised Land.  He delivered. God assured Moses that Pharaoh would let his people go.  So it happened. The prophet Samuel, at God’s command, anointed a shepherd boy king of Israel.  David became Israel’s greatest king and … Continue reading

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Do you have time for Dr. King?

Originally posted on Connecting Dots…to God:
An excellent use of one hour over this holiday weekend would be to read the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.  Dr. King wrote the letter in…

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Go in the Strength that You Have

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If you have ever thought, The problems of the world are enormous, and I’m just one rather weak-kneed person, keep reading. If you do not have the physical strength of NFL linebackers, the political muscle of legislators, the influence of … Continue reading

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