Monthly Archives: July 2015

How Effective Is Your Leadership?

What effect does your leadership have on those you lead? Does it inspire confidence and trust in your leadership? Does it empower others and mobilize clear action? Or does it create uncertainty and confusion? Fear and suspicion? For several years I have been asking God to make me a stronger leader. I’ve read books, attended workshops, and spent hours in prayerful reflection so I would be prepared for God’s use. (Hebrews 13:21) Several months back, God spoke to me: The strength of your leadership will be revealed in the effect you produce on those you lead.  The strength of our leadership is revealed in the effect we produce on those we lead. Click To Tweet Since then, I’ve been taking a hard look at my leadership and I’m not sure I like what I see. Too often, I straddle between pleasing people and pleasing God, and in … Continue reading

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The Power of Love in Small Places

Philippians 2:4 “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Sitting on my patio, face in the shade, legs in the sun, I’m basking in the tranquility of the moment. Even the noise of a distant saw heard over my bubbling water fountain seems to buzz in harmony as I sit rejoicing in the rewards of obedience to God’s still, quiet voice. It began when my husband, Mike couldn’t find a small item he wanted for a project.  Instead of tending to my own pressing business, I helped him find it. The story is that simple. That small. Yet, the impact my tiny act of service made in our relationship was huge. I could have missed it. It would have been easy for me … Continue reading

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A Listening Heart

  Do you have a listening heart?

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