Femal Smiling Innate Talents
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Claim Your Innate Talents

Your Talents x Investment = Strength There is only one you. Your talents make you, YOU!Whether you are frightened or thrilled by the above statement does not matter. Claim who you are and who you are created to be. Claim the good, the…
focus defined difference maker
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Five Steps Courageous Leaders Take

Get Clear. Leaders who focus on becoming difference makers are intentional about the act of leadership. They have focus. They maintain clarity. Courageous leaders have a dream, a goal, and a plan to get there. Most of all, they aren't easily…
where did you grow up
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Where did you grow up?

While at a meeting recently, we were asked to place ourselves in a group based on the church size where we grew up. Here were the choices, as I remember them:a small church (fewer than 50 people) mid-size church a larger suburban or…
Dear One
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Dear One

I've been asked to write a letter to my younger self. So what would I tell you at 20 that I now know twenty (plus) years later?  Here goes nothing....Dear One,Live with hope. Life will not always be easy. But the future can always…
Strengths & engagement
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Strengths and Engagement

Startling Statistics The statistics on employee engagement are startling. Just over 30% of US workers say they are engaged in their work. Taken globally, this statistic drops to 13%.* What could be going on and why does it matter?Employee…
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Dear Winter, You Win. Six Reminders For Leading Through Storms

This winter, my first in the south, has been different. Southern cities are not equipped to deal with the amount or frequency of snow and ice this winter has brought our way. If you live in the north, or have lived in the north, allow me to…

Blue Signs in a Purple World

Regardless of which blue sign you favor in the upcoming election, the freedom we have in America is truly amazing.  Today I found myself standing in the midst of a crowd participating in the process.  Although the church I serve will never…

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief…

I distinctly remember the hot, late July day I was driving to Michigan to spend the weekend with family, then on to Local Pastors School in northern Ohio and finally returning home for one day before heading to South Africa for almost two weeks.…

…and then some

Have you ever gone the extra mile? I bet if you have you were a blessing to others.I have a friend who is someone who always goes the extra mile. For her children, her husband, her church, her friends, she does whatever she can to be helpful.…