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“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

“Why Don’t My Ideas Take Flight?”

Extraordinary ideas and creative solutions will never take off with perfection at the helm. Why? Perfection is the enemy of great. Seeking to do things perfectly is a surefire way to hold yourself back from being innovative in ways that can lead to...

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Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

Success Is Only ‘Part’ of the Story

If your origin story seems small or even wrought with shame, don’t write it off. The key to sustained growth is not in abandoning your roots. When achieved, success is only part of your story. Faced with an impossible uphill climb to rebuild the temple, the...

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One Process That Should Never Be Standardized

One Process That Should Never Be Standardized

There is no scope creep when it comes to God’s plan for you. He’s the one who called you, and He’s the one who’s going to see you through. Paul closes his first letter to the church in the city now known as Thessaloniki with an exhortation. “May God himself...

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Save the Oxygen and Follow Christ

Save the Oxygen and Follow Christ

Sometimes it’s easier to see a speck of sawdust in someone else’s eye than it is to see the plank in your own (Matthew 7:3). It’s human nature. When you feel threatened by the perceived success of a coworker or the fear of corrective action from a...

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Share the Joy of Faith, Not the Methods

Share the Joy of Faith, Not the Methods

Many of us may feel pressure to perform in the workplace, in relationships, and even in our spiritual lives. But faith is not performance driven. When it comes to living out your faith, to integrating it into all of life, don’t worry about performing. You...

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Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

Is Jesus Relevant Anymore?

When our words or actions distract and get in the way of people who need Christ’s message of hope and freedom, we need to check ourselves. We need to practice self-awareness so we can understand how we come across to others and make appropriate adjustments....

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Spiritual Maturity Requires No Resume

Spiritual Maturity Requires No Resume

Paul’s writing in the New Testament pulls no punches. And his brutal honesty about his own shortcomings and colored past serve as encouragement for us all. We DON’T need to have it all together to be effective in building the Kingdom of God. A well-written...

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Loving God with Everything You’ve Got!

Loving God with Everything You’ve Got!

In Mark 12:30, Jesus explains that the greatest commandment is to love God with everything you’ve got – with every part of your being. Heart, soul, mind, and strength. Jesus is calling us to live an integrated life. While we may excel in one or two of these...

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Debunking the Myth of Work-Life Balance

Debunking the Myth of Work-Life Balance

Do you struggle to find the balance between going above and beyond at work while giving everything you’ve got at home? Those who say they have unlocked the secret to the myth of work-life balance may succeed at selling books, but not much more. The true key...

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Is Karma Biblical?

Is Karma Biblical?

You’re probably not the type to seek revenge when someone wrongs you at work. But doesn’t it feel good when they finally get what’s coming to them? Well, that’s the problem with the notion of karma – it’s just not biblical. God instructed the Hebrews coming...

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