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  • Let Patience Have It’s Perfect Work

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | July 20, 2017

    Challenges arise for every leader. Thorny circumstances can emerge in every leadership situation. The need for tolerance is ever present.

    To lead like Jesus, we need patience. It’s one of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), which the Apostle Paul refers to as longsuffering (possibly a more realistic term).

    To lead like Jesus, we need patience

  • When Will Won’t Do!

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | July 18, 2017

    It was June 1984, Annie and I were standing in the airport in Majorca, Spain.  We had already been married for 5 years and had lived in Clarksville, Tennessee and Frankfurt, Germany. This was the first time that we had really gotten away.  As we waited for our luggage, I reached into my pocket and pulled out my pack of cigarettes and realized that I had only one left.  I remember looking at that cigarette and thinking that Annie had never known me without a cigarette.

  • Impulse

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | July 13, 2017

    “I’ll do it!” My husband, after our many years of marriage, wasn’t all that surprised I had volunteered to be the “weather reporter” on our NBC studio tour. It wasn’t as if I was pushing my way into the opportunity. Our tour guide kept urging our reluctant group to join in, and I wanted to help out. That’s just me. Today I have a DVD of myself waving my arms in front of a weather map while reading from the prompter. And I look quite the part too!

  • Make Your Mark

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | June 29, 2017

    Carol Wilcox finished well. After over three decades in ministry, she made a graceful exit into retirement, celebrating with family and friends into a new season of life. Carol’s success is largely attributed to her focus and daily decisions as she responded to Matthew 22:37: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”

  • Gratitude

    Blog | Karen McGuire | June 27, 2017

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,

    for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

     

  • Lack of Time or Lack of Interest?

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | June 22, 2017

    One of our good friends was already in the last years of his life when we met him.

    Albert was a bachelor all his life. In WWII he had been a merchant marine who’d been on a sinking ship not once, not twice, but three times. He’d been a prisoner of war. His words often flew out of his mouth before he’d had a chance to sensor them. And he had definite opinions on everything.

    He was the crustiest man we’ve ever known. Yet, through Albert’s actions he did lead like Jesus.

    He put God first.

  • Taming the Tongue

    Blog | June 20, 2017

    “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!” -Psalm 141:3

    And my heart just sinks. You see, there are scriptures that are deeply set in eschatology, the study of Christ, that require much study and contemplation to find understanding. Then there are scriptures like Psalm 141:3 that are just as practical as they can be and I remember how important the ‘little’ things are. One of those ‘little’ things is knowing when to speak.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Three Critical Mistakes Using the DISC Assessment

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | June 15, 2017

    Even the best leadership tool, when used the wrong way, can become an obstacle. Such is the case with DISC, an incredible assessment tool used by over one million users each year.

    DISC is an online assessment that helps uncover your behavioral style. It is the most widely used behavioral model in the world and has helped millions of people improve communication, productivity, team building, leadership, and relationships at work and home.

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