Estrangement in Relationships

How to Process Your Social Prodigal, Estrangement in Relationships

Estrangement in relationships has reached such a crisis level in our society as to evoke the terms “epidemic, pandemic, phenomenon” to describe this new cultural development. Rules of Estrangement In his book, Rules of Estrangement – Why Adult Children Cut Ties & How to Heal

Famous Presidential Leaders

Famous Presidential Leaders Influence Our Perspective through the Years

This month, I wanted to explore how our Founding Fathers have influenced our perspective of history through the years. Our first three presidents were men with strengths and weaknesses, excellent capabilities, and flaws. Yet each man gave a gift of Christian leadership which helped shape

Moved by Compassion

Moved by Compassion – 9 Powerful Ways Jesus Taught Us

Jesus ministered in compassion. All through the Gospels, we see Jesus ‘felt compassion’ or was ‘moved by compassion’ when He ministered to the needs of the people. “But when [Jesus] saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them because they were harassed and

Offense to Be or Not to Be

Offense – To Be or Not to Be is the Ultimate Choice

Offense comes when we experience extreme displeasure over something said or done to us or someone close to us. Offense stands ready to take our hand and lead us down the path of destruction. Therefore, we must make an intentional choice to refuse offense if

Wisdom Harnessed

Wisdom Harnessed with a Unique Perspective

Wisdom is the correct use of knowledge. When we use our minds to discern or judge something properly, we are considered wise. As Christians, Jesus is the embodiment of wisdom. “Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” ~Colossians 2:3

Incarnate Leadership

Incarnate Leadership – A Remarkable and Surprising Life

What is Incarnate Leadership? Incarnate leadership is God in us or Christ living through us. Incarnate leadership is humble, God-centeredness coupled with other-centeredness. Incarnate leadership is the opposite of self-centered leadership. Let us examine self-centered, other-centered, and principle-centered or incarnate leadership. Self-Centered Leadership Selfish, not

Training Disciples

Training Disciples in Today’s World to be Authentic and Fruitful

Disciples are followers. A Christian disciple is a follower of Christ. “For righteousness can never be divorced from its source, which is Jesus Christ Himself.”1 A fruitful disciple helps others follow Christ. “Discipleship, obedience, surrender – these three words are almost synonymous – to receive

Leadership Based on His Holiness

Leadership Based on His Holiness

Leadership and holiness are both desired for attainment, are recognized when they are lacking, yet both leadership and holiness are challenging to articulate. Holiness is a Person God is holy and the embodiment of holiness. “For I am holy.” ~Leviticus 11:45c “Thus says the Lord

Lens of Humility

Leadership through the Lens of Humility

A Builder’s Foundation The leadership lens has grown in focus through laying a foundation of humility. As we try to understand our leadership foundation, let us look at preparing a building site. When preparing land for a new building, the builder will lay a good