Tag: pride

  • Better Together

    As a zealous, young missionary I seemed to make the same mistake over and over. Now as a veteran, I find the same never-ending truth must remain continually before me. People are not our projects. We never set out to do this intentionally. Our mistakes are made in ignorance. Our desire is to do good, […]

  • Power Money Gives Us

    Last month at A Life Overseas, we discussed the dangerous stories we can tell in order to raise funds. This requires further consideration if we provide funds, pay national workers, or are just generous in any way. While the debate on this one is hot and heavy, I doubt we can make absolute statements. “Always […]

  • Inviting Feedback

    What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    One of the podcasts I listen to regularly is the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. These are short, powerful talks which I apply to my leadership often Recently they did a two-part series of the “Art of Inviting Feedback”. Andy interviewed Clay Scroggins, who is the constantly doing this in the North Point organization. The question […]

  • The Subtle Power of Entitlement

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    As a believer, a dangerous belief lurks nearby desiring to take root in our hearts. It’s subtle. It creeps in and begins to affect our emotions and our thoughts. Entitlement. Phrases which start with “I” and include verbs like “deserve”, “am owed”, “expect”, and more. This false belief rears its head in many ways, mostly […]

  • Stop Comparing!

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    You may be sick of me talking about Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility, but  it is profoundly influencing what I am thinking about. (I think that is the goal of every author, at least this one!) My thought today has to do with Duane Elmer’s exploration of ethnocentrism. In other words, the […]