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Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Failure … it is something we fear, yet we have all experienced. It is part of the human experience to take risks at times and risk implies failure. Whenever we dare to do new things, we risk failure. It is implicit in living and striving…

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Living Intentionally

Living Intentionally

For years, I have made “to do” lists. They have kept me on target and I’ve saved hundreds of unplanned dollars. Ever gone shopping without one? The most devastating combination is … shopping at a grocery store while being hungry! Every food item on each…

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Adjust Your Sights

Adjust Your Sights

Like with a riffle, you’ve got to adjust your sights. If your sights are off, it doesn’t matter how much skill you have, you’re going to be off target. What do I mean by that? If you want to increase the accuracy of the trajectory…

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Urgency In Life

Urgency In Life

Breath is for but a moment. It refreshes the lungs and brings another few seconds of life to the human body, but then it is used up and gone. It cannot be extended for more than a few minutes at most, but though a breath…

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Hybrid Assignment

Hybrid Assignment

Hybrid cars are rising in popularity along with rising gas prices. The word “hybrid” can mean the combination of two or more elements that results in a third “species,” such as a vehicle that is powered by a combination of gas and electricity. It can…

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New Seasons Require Clean Ground

New Seasons Require Clean Ground

Blackberry jam is wonderful. It goes well with peanut butter and toast or anything else you might have for breakfast. But every once in awhile, I like to eat blackberries just to give me a sense of superiority. Let me explain. If you know anything…

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The Focus of a Leader

The Focus of a Leader

Leaders have a tendency to make some poor trades. I have! Here are a few: We trade affirmation for accomplishment. Programs for results. Knowledge for action. The presence of God for the absence of problems. We trade focus for exploration. Each of these is all-crucial,…

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Ready, Fire … Aim!

Ready, Fire … Aim!

Most people don’t take the time to identify their target first. We take life as it comes with very little forethought and preparation. We do more planning when it comes to buying a used car then we do in living our lives. We shoot first…

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Take Time to Plan

Take Time to Plan

Thinking is a lost art in Christian leadership. We’d much rather let someone else do our thinking for us. We prefer to go to the Internet and “borrow” everyone else’s material. We read and copy what the best Christian authors say about God’s Word rather…

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Pacesetters and Elites

Pacesetters and Elites

1 Cor. 9:24 “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” Part of leadership is being able to learn from others who further down the…

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