Leadership

He is a Lying Pervert; Why America May Never Be Great Again

It’s a big day. We, the people, are obsessed with figuring out what to do, who to blame and how we will move forward together when this day ends. Our anger has been fierce, obvious and aimed in so many directions it has made my head spin. The amount of confusing information we have had coming our way — meant to clarify — has been overwhelming. Nonetheless, we have a choice to make today. Like everyone else, I have an…

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Why I Trust God Today

I should be working right now.  I have two keynotes, a personality training, three Bible classes to teach, a radio interview and serious preparations for a trip oversees in the next week, but, instead, I feel inspired to write. This message is for you if you are a discouraged, unsure or insecure follower of Jesus Christ.  Yes, I realize we wouldn’t normally list those adjectives to describe our Christianity, but can we just be real for five seconds?  Listen, I…

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What Boldness is Not

I want to be bold. You know? I want to live a life that makes a difference and one where people don’t have to wonder who I really am or what I believe. I think that’s good. Right? Lately, as I study the scriptures, I have been encouraged by the boldness of Jesus and His followers. Interestingly, what is standing out to me is what boldness is not. As a personality expert, I spend an abnormal amount of time analyzing…

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Courage, So you don’t waste your vision

I will tell you something churches and church leaders need right now: courage. I am writing this article in the wake of attending the BMAA National Meeting in Little Rock. Throughout the meeting, the themes of church multiplication and discipleship were repeated and emphasized continually. Pastors were encouraged to consider church-planting and examples of that very thing were given as proof that even small congregations can multiply. “Amen” rang throughout the building at each missionary testimony and the charge that…

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What’s Your Brand?

As I’m preparing today to speak on personal branding for an audience of administrative professionals, I opened my inbox this morning and found a fresh article by Ephesians Four Ministries.  I subscribe to their weekly devotionals. This particular one was quite timely and a great personal reminder for me, the speaker, to get and keep her act together! Personal branding moves us from wearing masks to wearing hats.  We all have many roles we play throughout our week.  The issue…

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Personalities and Love

Personalities & LOVE Great relationships take work.  Accept the fact that relationships; whether they be marital, parental, companion or co-worker, are not always easy to maintain.  In fact, good relationships are hard to keep.  However, we should stop equating hard with bad.  Great relationships are worth fighting for. Always, when I present the basics of personalities, people are curious about how personalities affect their relationships, usually with their spouse.  They want to know if “opposites attract” and what that may mean for their marriage. I…

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Best speech on politics ever.

I just listened to Congressman Bob McEwen share this speech on politics in America.  I strongly urge you to take the time to listen and then share with as many people as possible! http://www.drjamesdobson.org/Broadcasts/Broadcast?i=7695cc31-8b8e-4131-ba58-20d2507431e5

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A Mind to Unify

I opened an e-mail this morning that spoke directly to my heart.  I wanted to share it with you.  I have copied the following article from my subscription to Prime Time With God through Ephesians Four Ministries.  I began receiving their daily posts after taking a free spiritual gifts assessment on their site, www.churchgrowth.org. (Also worth your time.) The Power of Unity TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman 10-18-2012 “That all of them may be one, Father, just…

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Personalities & Politics

Examining the personalties of President Obama and Mitt Romney Life has been crazy.  So, I thought this month I’d simplify and talk about a topic that is at the forefront of our thoughts — the election.  While I will not venture too far down the political road in this post, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at how personalities play into politics.   Think about this: what type of personality do you think is most…

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Nobody’s Listening! Learn to talk so people hear what you are saying.

Personalities & Communication Learn to talk so people hear what you’re saying! Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” The key to knowing how to get along with people is knowing how to communicate with them.  Nothing is more frustrating than being misunderstood.  This month I want to address one of the most important topics on the planet; communication. If you have been receiving this…

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