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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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Commitment

I want to talk to you this month about commitment. Let’s look together at a powerful passage that speaks to the level of our commitment.   “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NIV).   Look at how some…

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Spring Newsletter

A LIFE RESTORED Natt’s Story A FAMILY RESCUED Natt is a caring and loving mother of two sons and two daughters in Cambodia. But even Natt’s love for her children couldn’t save her from the shackles of addiction once her husband was sent to prison and the stress of providing for her family overwhelmed her. …

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Showing Gratitude

In Luke 17: 11-19, we see the story of Jesus cleansing the lepers. It is a perfect example of the general attitude of the majority. Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem when a group of 10 lepers met Him from a distance. They cried out, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” Jesus simply said,…

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Wrestling With God

In Genesis, chapters 23-30 we see Jacob being deceitful; taking advantage of his brother, Esau; and lying to his father, Isaac. He had made Esau so angry he had to flee the country. Then, in Genesis 32 we read about Jacob’s journey to the land God had promised to release to Abraham, Isaac, and now…

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