Monthly Archives: September 2011

Passing the Baton


If you’re in leadership, you’ve probably spent at least some time dealing with what it takes to run through the finish line instead of simply stumbling our way to the end. However, the answer obviously isn’t just about you. The … Continue reading

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Being There


Working together in ministry isn’t just about working, even if you’re the leader. It’s even more about the “together” part. Ministry of any kind ultimately isn’t about the task—it’s about the people God puts in our path while we’re doing … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness — a fragment or two


“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. … Continue reading

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Let’s Welcome Another New Voice….


Well, new to here, anyway. Larry Shallenberger is a pastor out of Erie, Pennsylvania who’s written for me and other publishers over the years. I’ve been enjoying his blog—the astutely named larryshallenberger.com—a lot over the last few months, and think … Continue reading

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Following Jesus to Work


Think of the last sports competition you watched where there was a questionable call, or the last story you read involving some kind of cheating scandal. How did watching or reading about it make you feel—especially if it involved your … Continue reading

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I Object!


How do you usually respond when someone throws criticism your way? Let it bounce off you? Send it someone else’s way? Duck and avoid it? Catch it and hang onto it? Slam it back at the person who threw it … Continue reading

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a piece of Lay Down Your Weakness


As I’ve been working on these Friday pieces, I’ve really come to appreciate Peter more. As brilliant as that “man out of time” Paul was… as loving and engrossed with Jesus as John was… as assertive as James was… for … Continue reading

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