Tag: character

  • Being a Good Follower

    Being a Good Follower

    Most leadership books and teaching centers on being the top guy; the number one in the organization. I recently read a refreshingly different perspective. [amazon_link id=”1929619480″ target=”_blank” ]Creative Followership: In the Shadow of Greatness[/amazon_link]¬†centers on influence, while not being the top guy. Jimmy Collins retired as the President of Chick-fil-A restaurants. He was a great […]

  • Growth No One Wants

    Growth No One Wants

    We all want growth in our Christian walks. We read books, attend seminars, join support groups, and lift up change-oriented prayers as a large percentage of our requests to God. But, it seems there is a type of growth none of us aspire to gain. In fact, if you are like me, we seek to […]

  • The Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

    The Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

    Andy Stanley is one of my favorite communicators. I thoroughly enjoy his podcasts and respect what he has accomplished. When I read several blogs touting must-read leadership books, his was on there. I picked up a copy of Next Generation Leader¬†and was not disappointed. Andy looks at 5 Essential Traits for those who will shape […]

  • A God of Justice or Grace?

    A God of Justice or Grace?

    Is God a God of Justice or Grace? We often wrestle with these two seemingly opposite traits within our Father. Different Scriptures seem to show each perspective. Sometimes we feel like we are reading about two different gods who are at war. We usually end up choosing one at the expense of another. If there […]

  • What’s In A Name?

    What’s In A Name?

    Naming a child can be a much discussed and debated topic among parents. The names we chose for our boys took a lot of time and thought to come up with. We settled on names which reflected “Gentle Strength” and “Bears Christ with Joy.” Amazingly, the boys “are becoming their names. One is an athletic, […]