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Category: Living

Have a blessed 2015!

Happy New Year! As I begin a new year, I typically take time to review my previous year and examine where I am in several areas of my life.  My relationships with God, family and friends, often top the list in my examination. But…

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Fighting Fear

Yet, the angel tells Mary to not be afraid. I have often asked myself, how would Mary have dealt with her fear? Did she have relapses of fear in the days that followed this encounter?

The Blessing of Sowing

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11.25 (ESV) I have a lot of great memories of my childhood and often think back to those experiences which shaped my life and helped guide and direct my…

Excelling in the Faith

More than 130 years ago, a group of twenty distinguished Americans met in the Astor House in New York City during the presidency of Millard Fillmore. Among the dinner guests was Secretary of State Daniel Webster, who had been unusually quiet. In an effort…

Overcoming Discouragement

The story of Elijah has often brought great inspiration to me as a leader.  This was a man who had a nature like us, yet God worked in incredible, supernatural ways in his life.  When he prayed, God answered, in a big way!  Drought,…

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10 Tips for Successful Self-Leadership

Leading others is tough. Leading laterally and leading “up” is tougher still. But “self -leadership” is the toughest of them all.–Bill Hybels  Self-leadership can be defined as the process of influencing self to establish the direction and motivation needed for optimal performance.  The person…

A Minute Devotional–James 1.2

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,  (James 1:2 (ESV)). When faced with the difficulties life throws at us it is easy to turn to a natural response of anger, discouragement, confusion, despair or a combination of all…

Key Leadership Quality: Relationships

The need for relationship in leadership positions is often a neglected component that many leaders feel they do not have time for.  The busyness of the tasks of which they fill their days with have often pushed out the all important task of building…

A Walk That Pleases Him

Jesus is encouraging us to have a relationship that is close with the Father while at the same time, God’s heart’s desire is to have close communion with each and everyone of us.

Just a word of encouragement!

Tonight as the TFA family gathered together to support and embody the vision that God has given us as a church, I came across a verse that gripped my heart and became the center point of the message that I shared with them. It…

True Stength is Found

During the summer season, vacations abound.  Many are finding much needed rest in very scenic locations.  Many of my friends on Facebook have been posting pictures of beaches, mountains, ships, and lakes giving  a glimpse into what people like to do as they desire to…