Have you been running in fear lately? Then this week’s Scripture vets is for you:
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self‑discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
Be honest, are you walking more in fear or more by faith these days?
I’m constantly attempting to be more efficient and effective with how I manage my time. With so much of my time online, that means many of the tools that improve my productivity are applications or other online tools. I have a few that are worth sharing.
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According to an article in one of my favorite magazines, (Spirit Magazine):
A penny costs 1.8 cents to produce…
A nickel cost 9.2 cents to produce…
Please help me…
What am I missing here?
Should we figure out a cheaper way to make pennies and nickels?
Should we remove them from our economy?
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Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The leader has information
The leader has authority
The leader has power
The leader has position
When a leader begins to abuse power
Some leaders leave
Some followers become miserable
Some followers stagnate in fear
Some leaders plan a coup
For the last 25 years or so, I’ve attempted to listen to, obey and follow the voice of God. It’s been a long road, and I’m still a pilgrim in the process, but I’ve learned a few things.
Based totally on my personal experience…
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I think I’ve often viewed mentoring the wrong way. For years, I’ve been an advocate of having a mentor. I’ve had one since I was in my early 20’s. I’ve written about mentoring previously. I’ve written about mentoring in posts such as:
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Have you ever had an awkward moment in leadership? I’ve had plenty. In fact, I’ve done all of these on this list.
Here are a dozen awkward moments in leadership:
Selfishly holding out for your way only to be proven wrong
Tweeting publicly what was supposed to be a private direct message
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“Money is the root of all evil”
Have you ever heard that phrase?
I hear it often. The problem is that it’s not in the Bible. It’s from a commonly misquoted verse from the Bible.
The actual verse says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. […] Continue Reading…
We’ve been doing this memorization thing for some time now. Are you still around? I’d love to hear from you.
Here is this week’s memory verse:
Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.
Could that be your goal, your prayer, and your verse for this week?
Ben Reed is community groups pastor at Grace Community Church where I serve. Ben is an excellent leader; truly becoming one of the sharpest minds on small groups in the country. If he’s not on your radar he should be. You can learn from him and he loves helping […] Continue Reading…