Don’t You Dare Change Your Mind!

There I was, looking downward, my feet barely clinging to the edge of the cliff.  Earlier that morning my platoon sergeant had announced that our squad would lead the commando repelling exercise.  Before I knew it, I had volunteered to go first, although I hadn’t the slightest idea what commando repelling was.  After all theContinue reading “Don’t You Dare Change Your Mind!”

The Value of a Good Coach

“I’m so not hearing that,” Robert told Susan.  Robert was thoroughly H hot. The nerve of Tim to tell him he needed to include others in his assessment. “These people have no idea what I do,” he reasons with Susan. Robert felt insulted that other leaders in different parts of the company would be invitedContinue reading “The Value of a Good Coach”

Making Winning Decisions

“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale Powerful and timely decisions are most often made in the dark.  Faith in your ability to analyze incomplete though detailed information and make a conscious decision to act will often put you ahead of your competition.Continue reading “Making Winning Decisions”

The Value of Teamwork

A loner is out to get what he wants for himself. He opposes all sound reasoning. A fool does not find joy in understanding but only in expressing his own opinion. (Proverbs 18:1, 2 GWT) A man set his sights on becoming rich and powerful. He made his plans, gathered his resources, and started onContinue reading “The Value of Teamwork”

Making Decisions Prematurely

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! (Psalms 139:16-17, NLT) I’m still living from the book written about me before IContinue reading “Making Decisions Prematurely”

Overcoming Challenges to Your Destiny

How to Achieve Greatness Despite Obstacles in Your Life “Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high favor, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. (2 Kings 5:1Continue reading “Overcoming Challenges to Your Destiny”

Don’t Interrupt Me; Listen

I’m an impatient person. I like for someone speaking to me to get to the point. If it seems that they’re struggling to finish, I will interrupt that person. And when I interrupt that person, invariably I reach wrong conclusions about what he was trying to convey. Sometimes I am hurt, offended, or just putContinue reading “Don’t Interrupt Me; Listen”

A Sure Sign of Maturity

“Brothers and sisters, I can’t consider myself a winner yet. This is what I do: I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus. Whoever has a mature faith should think this way. And if you thinkContinue reading “A Sure Sign of Maturity”

The Long Path Toward Maturity

Ah, the joys of youth. Nothing compares to the adventures of the immature. Obstinate, idealistic, passionate, and reckless. The approach to life is filled with risk taking. Every discovery of life seems perfect, right, and noble. When the immature commit to a cause look out world. Their exuberance and zeal knows no bounds. They willContinue reading “The Long Path Toward Maturity”

The Power of Your Character

Miss Ceely points her finger at Mister and declares, “Until you do right by me everything you touch gonna fail. ” She cursed him with her words or did she? Bricks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me.” This sounds true but has been found to be flawed. Proverbs 18:21Continue reading “The Power of Your Character”