Category: Discipline

24 Aug

Honor Runs Deep: The price of dishonor

Used with permission from Elevation Church.

Dishonor Produces Insecurity When you fail to honor people they fail to believe that you intend the best for them. When you fail to honor your employee’s contributions, they will assume that they aren’t meeting your expectations.  Honor is infused into the fiber of every human being.  It is at the core of our self-esteem.  […]

23 Aug

Honor: The forgotten way.

If you have ever received recognition for your accomplishments, you know that it’s like a breath of pure oxygen to a mountain climber caught beneath an avalanche.  There is no greater joy and feeling of accomplishment than knowing someone appreciates what you’ve done.  Over the last several months I have been proactively seeking ways to […]

22 Aug

That’s all I have

Far too often I catch myself living beneath my potential and below my responsibilities because I believe that I have nothing for God to work with. Not enough finances.  Not enough training.  Not enough experience. Whatever the reason, sometimes we allow circumstances, and in some cases other people, to keep us from seeing that God […]

02 Jan

The one word resolution that changes everything.

As 2014 came barreling to a close I, like you, began staking stock of all that has changed this year; and I began establishing my goals for 2015.  Usually we call these goals for the New Year Resolutions. Ya know; I RESOLVE TO _____________ in 2015. Here is a list for the top 10 Resolutions […]

17 Dec

Row, Row, Row your boat.

I always wondered why Jesus chose fisherman as the core leaders for his management team. I have a sneaking suspicion that it has to do with the boat. Not because Jesus liked boats but because being a successful commercial fishermen requires team work. Jesus knew that if you can get all the people in your […]

19 Oct

The Axe and the lumberjack

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my Axe. ~Abraham Lincoln This simple statement is probably one of the most profound business principles I have ever read. Effective (sales, marketing, managing, leading) is like cutting down trees.  Highly effective professionals know the value of taking time to sharpen their tools. They build time for […]

18 Oct

Prayer determines your effectiveness.

The only way to really change the world is to fully immerse your will and your desires into the mind of Christ so that we become an extension of His ministry to mankind. You are the change the world needs, and the best place to start is prayer. Prayer determines your effectiveness. The most influential […]

13 May

The threat of familiarity and the fertile ground of gratitude.

Gratitude is the foundation of worship because worship happens when we focus our minds attention and hearts affection on God in response to who He is and what He has done.  For Christians, one of the greatest threats to our faith is familiarity.  In most cases familiarity results in complacency.  While one would argue that […]

30 Apr

You are here: Spiritual Declination

Discipline, Spiritual Growth No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Declination is a navigational term that refers to the formula for calculating the difference between Magnetic North and True North.  True North is the direction in which the north pole is located along the Earth’s rotational axis, while magnetic north is the direction toward which the compass needle points.  True north never changes its location, […]

09 Apr

I am superman.

Discipline, Faith, Gospel, Spiritual Growth 1 Comment by Josh Schlotterbeck

I am superman. I don’t wear a cape.  I don’t have heat vision.  I don’t fly.  I certainly don’t wear tights.  But what I do have, is supernatural DNA.  I have the DNA of a superhero. Peter explains it in 2 Peter 1:3   “His divine power has given us everything we need for life […]

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