The Very Best Way to Handle Conflict

The Very Best Way to Handle Conflict

  Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”   Conflict. Ugh. Just the thought of conflict makes me uneasy. As a peacemaker, I...
My Absolute Favorite Question for Leaders – This Includes You!

My Absolute Favorite Question for Leaders – This Includes You!

Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” While there are many great questions that can be asked of a leader, my very favorite question of all is, “What is it like to be on the receiving...
A Better Way to Effectively Communicate

A Better Way to Effectively Communicate

Proverbs 20:5 “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” Have you ever struggled to effectively communicate with someone?   You offer advice, but it is not taken. You ask why someone did something, and it is...
Stop Allowing Fear to Stop You

Stop Allowing Fear to Stop You

Judges 6:27 “So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the townspeople, he did it at night rather than in the daytime.” How is fear holding you back today?   How is it keeping you from fulfilling...
Taking That Risky First Step

Taking That Risky First Step

Joshua 3:8 “Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.’” This past week as I scrolled through my twitter feed a reoccurring theme I found in many tweets was the...
Is the Door Closed, or Does It Just Need to Be Knocked Down?

Is the Door Closed, or Does It Just Need to Be Knocked Down?

2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” I would venture to say most of us are familiar with the figurative idea of open doors versus closed doors. When pursuing a particular course of action many of us proceed with the idea God will direct our steps by...

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