Do You Say NO? [ Confessions of a Yes-aholic ]

You may ( I hope) have noticed that I had take a break from new, blog posts! My rhythm for posting had gotten pretty consistent; three posts a week. And it was exciting as more and more readers were joining in on the discussions. I am back writing again. So WHY did I stop? Especially […]
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spiritual abstinence [sacred space] ii.

  sacred space provides a break for the norm. “The disciplines are those activities of mind and body, purposely undertaken to bring personality and one’s total being into effective cooperation with the Spirit of God so as to reflect Kingdom life.” —Rev. John Field Spiritual disciplines need to be removed from the category of historical […]
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Are You a Safe Leader? [Self Awareness]

Are You a Safe Leader to Follow? Are You Aware of What Happens to a Room When You Enter It? “Own your wounding or risk inflicting it on others!” I will never forget hearing that line for the first time as I listened to a podcast from Men’s Retreat session taught by John Eldredge. It […]
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Freeze-Framed! [Leaders and Hurry]

All Leaders Are in a Hurry! Why Are We In Such a Hurry? Part of being a leader is that he or she is always forwarding… looking ahead! Leaders take a look at something, and see what it “could be,” “should be,” or all of what lies ahead. They are futurists. That typically serves them […]
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Then What? [ Life After the Painful]

Then What? It is not a question whether hardship, disappointment or the unexplained will happen to those who love Jesus Christ. He told us that we would not be able to escape life. It’s not if, but when, and how (John 16:33). Bad things happen to good people. Good leaders experience deep processing. The Church […]
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Virtually Possible? [On-line Learning and Community]

Is it Possible to Have Community… Virtually? Is it even possible to build a sense of community when you are not physically present? In conference calls? In On-line tele-classes or classrooms? Within threaded discussions? Before we go after the topic… a humorous look at why virtual has its challenges and limits. Take a look! It’s […]
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Leadership is NOT Enough! [The Mission]

There is a Bigger Picture! Because the topic of this blog and its posts is leadership and the issue of leader development… the conclusion could be drawn that this Walling-guy and Leader Breakthru thinks that leadership is the only key. But leadership alone is short-sighted. Before we go further… invest a few moments to watch […]
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The Juggling Act! [The Weekend Podcast #6]

It takes skill to know how to keep all the plates in the air! [ Ministry Formation] The shaping of skills is another tool God uses to form a leader. Psalm 78:72 says… “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” This version of the weekend podcast talks about […]
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Leveraging Jesus [Whose This About?]

Is It Really About You, or Christ? Worship or Ambition? The interaction between Peter and Jesus in John 21 produced one of the penetrating phrases of the New Testament;  Jesus’ question to Peter, “Do you love me?” Entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders alike…Jesus asked the question three times… he is signaling something key. Do you love […]
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The Power of Dream-lets! [What Do You See?]

What You See impacts Where You Go. Personal Vision and the Future Reality. I am running errands on Saturday afternoon… and I am only half listening to NPR (Public Radio in the USA)… and before I realized it, I am hooked listening to an ear-catching interview The show is talking to, and about, Fighter pilots […]
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