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Simple Steps to Building Community

When we start looking at examples of community in the Bible, we are naturally drawn to the account of the early church in Acts. They worshipped, ate and lived together in harmony, devoted to the apostles and to each other. ... Read more

Let’s Go to She Speaks! June is for Getting Things Together!

This post was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with links and information related to She Speaks 2022.  Ack!!!  It’s June already!! Can you believe it? Just a few short weeks until we are all together in Charlotte ... Read more

The Power of Starting Simple

It started out as a simple idea, really.  Or maybe not so much an idea, as a calling. God said, “Create something.” Or “Help someone.” Or “Go somewhere.” And so we started.  Or tried to start. What we thought was ... Read more

The Fruit of Leadership

The last few weeks, we’ve been looking at leadership through the lens of what Paul taught the leaders of the Thessalonian church and how we can apply these 1st Century principles in our 21st Century world. There is one thing ... Read more

A Life Worth Imitating

Here we are in the third part of our series, 1st Century Leadership in a 21st Century World, looking at how we can be better leaders by studying the examples of Paul and the Thessalonian church.  By now, you may ... Read more

Leaders Invest in People

Can we be honest here for a minute? Leadership would be easy if it weren’t for the people. People are difficult.  They are needy, messy, unpredictable and energy-sapping. But people can also be generous, brilliant, steadfast and life-giving. Strong leaders ... Read more

Episode 73: When Doubt Attacks

How do you handle doubt? Do you wallow in it and allow it to throw you off your game?  Or do you confidently fight back with God’s Word?  Somewhere in between?  In Episode 73, we’ll learn how to stand up ... Read more

Episode 72: Engage Your New Email Subscribers with a Welcome Series

Have you ever joined a group or a community, or maybe started a new job … and they just threw you in, expecting you to know how things work?  That’s what it’s like for your new email subscribers.  They sometimes ... Read more

What I Learned from Launching A Podcast

When my business coach first told me I needed to start a podcast, I thought I’d rather poke my eyes out with a hot needle. I was very familiar with the podcasting world.  At that point, I had been a ... Read more

My Favorites from the Amazon 3-for-2 Book Sale!

Note:  The 3-for-2 deal in this post has expired, but most of these books are still on sale.  Check them out, along with other deals in the Amazon Prime Day sales. You’ve been waiting for it an it’s finally here!  ... Read more

Five Steps to Feel More Well-Rested

I’m happy to welcome Tracie Johnson to the blog with some tips for being more well-rested. And who doesn’t need more rest these days? Only a few people in the world are able to fall asleep right after their heads ... Read more

Simplify Your Systems With Spreadsheet Templates

Web platforms, browser extensions, apps, and desktop software—there is no shortage of helpful tools for today’s business and ministry leaders. While these tools can be total game-changers for you and your organization, they can also be challenging to learn. This ... Read more

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