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 … Continue reading then what?
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 … Continue reading faith challenges, ii.
All leaders go through times of transition. The question is not whether you will go through times of transitions, but will the transitions have gone through you. Will you have gotten all you can out of your transitions? In a transition a leader knows he or she cannot go back to what once was, but … Continue reading are you in a transition? [The Podcast #3]
Could you be in the DANGER ZONE and not even know it? The DANGER ZONE is that period of time when a leader faces his or her greatest threat to finishing well. It's the place where we lose most of the leaders. Signs of the Danger Zone might surprise you. You may be in danger … Continue reading the danger zone?
I realize many of you have no real interest in Professional Baseball in America. Pity. It's a great game. For those of you who know me, it is also no secret who my favorite team is; The Dodgers. I am in mourning as my team was eliminated from the playoffs on Friday night. It still … Continue reading get off the stage.
Leaders are not exempt from the painful. Far from it. And bad things do often happen to good leaders. It sometimes has little to do with the individual or the leader, but more to do with the situation, and those involved. But that is actually what makes it feel all the more unjust. Another person's … Continue reading bad things.
Break through... and break free... navigating life's transition moments. Transitions are "in-between" moments in the lives of passionate, Christ-followers. God does some of his most important work during times of transition. Without transitions leaders will get stuck in their development. But even the most mature Christ-followers or leader can get lost during transitions, losing sight … Continue reading un-STUCK!
Breakthroughs are hard to come by! A breakthrough is not something you can just manufacture. Often they occur just about the time you are convinced that they will never occur. Those needing a breakthrough often become so engulfed just trying to cope with the confusion and the frustration that they can't see the forest for … Continue reading Forest for the Trees