Raising Up Sons

The older I become, the more I see the importance of raising up sons and daughters to carry the torch. We see this same conviction in the life of Jesus. Early on in His ministry He understood His purpose, stayed true to it until His death, and began raising up men to carry His message.…

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Getting to the Finish Line

When I think of the many needs around the world, I quite often say, “God sure has missed a lot of opportunities to be early!” Do you feel that way today? I have never understood God’s timing on when He chooses to deliver His answers and/or provisions. I know many readers of this article have…

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Owning our Responsibility as a Leader

As leaders, we can delegate anything except our responsibility. Leaders simply cannot give it away. We can model it. We can teach it. We can share it, but we still own our role and leadership responsibilities. Responsibility is the capacity to meet obligations, the act of being accountable, and a duty of trust. It is…

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Fall Newsletter

A Life Recovered Georgiana’s Story “Addiction Stole Eight Years of My Life” Addiction took its toll on Georgiana. It destroyed her relationships. It stole eight years of her life. It clouded her decisions. It made her want to end her life. “I started stealing from my mother and father, leaving them with nothing,” Georgiana remembers.…

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Overcoming Leadership Limitations – Real or Perceived?

Every leader faces challenges and self-doubts. Sometimes, our limitations are real, but often times, they are merely perceived. We have many biblical examples of men who felt less than qualified to be leaders. Moses, Saul, and even David, felt less than capable to do what God was asking them to do. Moses struggled with a…

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Visionary Leadership… “Seeing Beyond the Present”

Visionary Leadership… “Seeing Beyond the Present”   This month, I’d like to share a few things I have learned about visionary leadership. Leaders who can see beyond the present have vision. Those leaders who have a dream for their centers and can see down the road to an end goal are more likely to get…

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The Leadership Qualities of Gideon

The Leadership Qualities of Gideon   Recently, as I was reading Judges 6:11-8:35, I began to take a look at the leadership qualities of Gideon. He, like many of us, had no idea he had skills that God intended to use for His glory. Gideon was busy threshing wheat like he had done for some…

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Summer Newsletter

Rival Gang Members to Roommates José & Santos In Luke 6:28, Jesus tells us: “Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” José and Santos are living examples of the Bible’s mandate for us to love our enemies. After growing up in rival gangs in El Salvador, José became a member…

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The Purpose of the Refiner’s Fire

The Purpose of the Refiner’s Fire   I like The Message version of Malachi 3:2-4 that says, “But who will be able to stand up to that coming? Who can survive his appearance? He’ll be like white-hot fire from the smelter’s furnace. He’ll be like the strongest lye soap at the laundry. He’ll take his…

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Dream to Reality

Dream to Reality What do you think of when someone talks about having a dream? I am always intrigued when someone begins to describe a dream they have for expanding their area of ministry or developing a new ministry or business.   Dreams that have substance are ones that create passion. An individual who speaks…

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