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06: Racism in America: A Message for the Church

June 17, 2020 0 Comments
06: Racism in America: A Message for the Church

2020 has turned out to be one chaotic year. It has been some 155 years since slavery was abolished but racism still haunts our nation. We have made great strides toward equality but we have not nearly gone far enough. The church must rise up in a stronger bolder way to battle against this great […]

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Walt Disney – Master Visionary

April 27, 2020 0 Comments
Walt Disney – Master Visionary

Last week I posted the Jim Korkis quote below about Walt Disney’s ability of great vision. I thought I would dive a little deeper with a blog post. Vision is a key skill that needs to be crafted by anyone in leadership. Whether they are a leader in business, ministry, government or just their family, […]

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Social Media: The Good – The Bad -The Ugly

October 28, 2019 1 Comment
Social Media: The Good – The Bad -The Ugly

Our broken human nature tends to be drawn to the sensational and the tragic. From the earliest days when news was simply spread by word of mouth it tended to deal with politics, crime and the gossip of the rich and famous. Fast forward several hundred years and now thanks to the internet, news is […]

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It’s Easy to Be a Critic

September 24, 2018 0 Comments
It’s Easy to Be a Critic

“Critics don’t change the future, creators do.” – Terry Weaver If you spend any time at all on social media and / or the blogosphere, it will not take long to find the critics. They love to find the smallest details to rail against. They are skilled at turning the biggest non-issue into the biggest […]

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Effective – My One Word for 2018

January 8, 2018 1 Comment
Effective – My One Word for 2018

I am not sure who started the one word craze but in 2015 my word was “Generous.” In 2016 it was “Focus.” I did not have one for 2017. I am not one to randomly pick a word the word has to come to me. Our associate Pastor was preaching on New Year’s Eve and […]

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Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat?

August 14, 2017 0 Comments
Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat?

Curiosity is not allergic to failure. Curiosity drives you to the haunted house because the thrills lie in what we don’t expect, not in what’s safe. – Seth Godin Are you curious? When is the last time you explored something new? When is the last time you read a book about a topic you have […]

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Have We Lost the Pioneer Spirit?

July 5, 2017 2 Comments
Have We Lost the Pioneer Spirit?

Yesterday the United States of America celebrated our 241st birthday.  As s self-proclaimed history nerd (I know a little about a lot) it is a day I always enjoy not just as an American but I enjoy the history behind the day. By choice I had no exciting plans other than to spend a lazy […]

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Live your life Proactive And Intentional

March 13, 2017 2 Comments
Live your life Proactive And Intentional

Proactive and Intentional are two of my favorite words. I often wonder why they are my favorite since I am prone to be anything but proactive and intentional. Proactive, to act or intervene on the front end.   Intentional, done with purpose or reason. I often talk about how fleeting life is. It moves forward […]

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Don’t Pigeonhole Those You Lead

March 6, 2017 0 Comments
Don’t Pigeonhole Those You Lead

“… of the most important lessons I learned about leadership from Walt Disney; don’t pigeonhole anybody! You never know what talented  people can do if you give them a chance – if you are willing to take a chance.” – Marty Sklar Granted not too many people know what a pigeonhole is these days so […]

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My Great Reads from 2016

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
My Great Reads from 2016

At the start of 2016 I had a great plan to read more books than I have before in one year. It is true leaders are readers. However, being a bi-vocational pastor it is tough to find long blocks of time read and I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at […]

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