Category Archives: Character

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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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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Are There Fearless Warriors? [Faith Challenges, Pt.2]

Faith Means Facing Consistent Challenges Faith Challenges, Part 2. Ran across an interesting read from Steve Pressfield, “The War of Art.” In it he chronicles the worthy struggle of bringing out what lies deep within each of us, and hit me with a truth that I think all leaders need to hear. “There is no […]
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Ruthlessly Eliminating Hurry [ The Practice of Solitude ]

Ruthlessly… Eliminate… Hurry The promises to yourself are all now made… and even if they are not written down, desires for the New Year are now etched into our thinking. But my guess, one new discipline that did NOT make your list was the challenge to ruthlessly eliminate hurry. Awhile back, John Ortberg told the […]
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Failing FORWARD [The Sharpening of VALUES]

Some of the most important things about YOU… Come from some of your most difficult moments. Can YOU see you…   like God sees YOU? Do you hear Christ say of you, like the Father said to His Son… “This is my beloved son (or daughter) in whom I am well pleased?” Or, do your […]
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Why The Good Ones Fall [Weekend Podcast #5]

Why Do Good Leaders Fail? [ The Weekend Podcast #5 ] I can remember where I was when I heard the news that he had fallen because of issues of character. I had heard him speak, bought his books, respected his ministry, and he was well known in my area. He was a “role model” […]
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Are You RISK-Adverse? [Faith Challenges, Pt. 1]

Each of us Feels the Need to Step Back from Risk. It’s Just a Matter of Time… No Matter what the Personality Type. How do you spell FAITH?  How about R-I-S-K.  (John Wimber) The farther you go in your journey with Christ, the less risk you may take in your faith. Its often because the […]
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