Category: Personal Growth

25 Oct

Walk like a man.

The last two years of my life have been nothing short of challenging and painful.   They have, however, produced some of the most valuable lessons I have learned in my thirty-five years  of walking this planet.  After re-visiting a blog I wrote called No pain, No gain, I have come to the conclusion that it is […]

02 May

The anatomy of a hard heart

Anatomy of a hard heart

One of the most difficult aspects of this season in my life is that I had never prepared for it.  What I mean to say is, on the one hand, this is something the church never talks about. We never talk about the pain that cuts so deep it paralyzes its victims.  We never talk […]

17 Mar

The darkest place I’ve ever been

Saudi Night Sky

  When I was 9 years old my family lived in Saudi Arabia.  A country with desserts so vast only 1.5% of it’s entire mass is inhabitable, leaving more than 98% of the country barren and desolate.  Very few people travel these areas because resources are scarce, and a simple cry for help will go […]

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.  […]

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 […]

22 Oct

Ctritics and catalysts.

In my experience there are two types of people: critics and catalysts. Critics deny the potential they see (or may not see) in your life, and seek to validate only themselves or their position. They throw spears at you because of their own insecurities. Catalysts see your potential, speak to it and reveal or create […]

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 […]

12 Jan

The wait…

Faith, Pain, Personal Growth, Prayer No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Man, for so long I have gone through pain in my life and have wondered, “Why in the world is this lasting for so long?” I cam across this verse today and was moved by God’s clarity through his word. Now, please read the entire chapter for it’s full context an will d power (1 […]

09 Jan

If you’ve got it…Give it!

I have been learning some valuable leadership lessons lately. Rather, unlearning self reliance and dependence on Christ the King. I was moved by Philip’s (Acts 8:26-40) uncanny passion and drive to respond to God’s call. God spoke it – Philip Did it – and God blessed it!! So many times my heart can be so […]

08 Jan

Embrace your voice.

I was reading the book of Joshua and came across on the most profound miracles in the history of the of man kind. It’s found in Chapter 10 when God makes the sun stand still for Joshua so that he may have victory over his enemies. God made the sun stinkin stand still!!!! WHOA!! A […]

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