10 Hard Life Lessons I’ve Learned by Experience

Some of life’s greatest lessons come packaged in a hard personal experience. I’ve learned a few things in life, but truly, the greatest things I know came through mistakes, failures and disappointments.
Here are 10 hard to learn life lessons:

A “lesson in humility” teaches far more than a “ego boost”…
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Scripture Memorization, Week 45

This week, let’s put a verse to memory, recite it over and over again, and in the process, let’s give God honor, glory and worship!

Here is this week’s memory verse:
Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty
Psalm 104:1

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Leadership Under Stress: The Jesus Model

Are you feeling the stress of leadership?

Are you in the midst of chaotic times?

Are there more times of crisis right now than times of celebration?

Are you facing decisions which appear bigger than you today?

Are you wondering how you should respond?

Perhaps we can gain some insight from the life Jesus.

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10 Current thoughts on mid-life…

I’m what many would say “middle-aged”…

Of course, mid-life is a relative term, and based on average ages of life-expectancy, I’m past that point, but where I am is in between raising my family and becoming a grandparent. I’m concentrating on the next half of my career. I’m “mid-life”.

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The Encouragement Folder: Every Leader Needs One

I have a special folder…

It’s where I keep the notes of encouragement…

The emails you get that are extremely positive…

The cards that came in the mail…

The ones that say you’ve done something right…

The ones that say you know what you are doing…

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5 Things I’ve Learned In Public Speaking

My friend Scott Williams, author of Church Diversity, and were comparing speaker experiences after each of us finished our talks at a conference where we were both speaking. We discovered we had some of the same observations about speaking to groups. I have continued thinking about our conversation since […] Continue Reading…