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March 2015

Life The Church

Effective Habits for Developing Leaders

Developing Effective Habits

One of the very first decisions I made when I became a leader was I did not want to stop growing.  John Maxwell once said, ” Leadership is influence,” and that, “everything rises and falls on leadership.”  A lot of times within the ‘church world,’ we focus our attention on the spiritual or character development of a leader.  Now, these areas are quite important and I am not trying to negate them, but, sometimes we overlook some of the more…

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Life

Creating a Culture of Generosity

Would you consider yourself as someone who is generous? Do you know many people who are generous? When you her the word generous, what are some of the first few thoughts which come into your mind? I have been reading through the book of Acts and I am blown away by the generosity of these people. Listen to what Acts 2:42-47 says: 42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals…

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Blog

Reading

Reading

At the beginning of the year I set a goal to read 12 books in 2015. This would mean 1 book per month. Years ago, I hated to read! I had absolutely no interest in reading. It was painful. Then one day I picked up a book and it has been hard ever since then to put books down. I am a bit of a snob when it comes to what genre I will read. I don’t read fiction and…

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Life

Best Places Online To Find Free Photos

Over the past year or so, I have been gathering intel on where to find free photos to use on my site. I use many of these images this site, for our church website and on Sunday mornings in our worship experiences. It has been a long, and difficult task, but I believe I have found some of the best sites to use. I know there are many more out there and I will continue the search. For now here…

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Family Life

Being A Parent

Being-A-Parent

I have been reflecting a lot on my parenting skills, or should I say the lack there of. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and know that I am not a horrible dad, but I recognize some areas I need to become better in. None of my kids came with an instruction manual. Each are very different and have their own way of doing things. This is my first challenge. I need to understand and act as if…

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