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  • Megan Pacheco

    Truth or Lie? Can You Even Tell?

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    Have you ever been lured by a lie disguised as truth?

    Have you ever been sold on a bill of goods too good to be true, but you did not have strong enough internal compass to detect it?

    The real question here is not if, but why?

    Why are we so easily swayed by persuasive voices and eloquent arguments that are so contrary to the truth? Why do we fail to recognize those moments and nip them in the proverbial bud?

  • Megan Pacheco

    Are You Looking Beyond the Obvious?

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    Have you ever had a conversation with someone or attended a lecture where one or two profound thoughts stood out that you’ve carried with you ever since?

    A long time ago, my former pastor was teaching on a subject I can’t even recall, but during that sermon, he said something that’s stuck with me for years. He said, “Don’t just take every word that’s being spoken from the pulpit at face value; test it against God’s Word.”

    In 1 John 4:1 we are told something very similar: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test every spirit to see whether they are from God.”

  • One Size Fits All Leadership

    Blog | March 20, 2015

    On this first day of 2015, perhaps you’re already making plans for how you will become a better leader in the New Year.  Did you know? According to Forbe’s Magazine, approximately 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Unfortunately, they also estimate only 8 percent of us keep them.

    So what’s the key to success?  It starts by honestly admitting to what hasn’t worked out in the past, and making simple changes to our behavior going forward.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Are You Grounded in Reality? (Or Living a Fantasy?)

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 20, 2015

    Imagine going to the doctor because you know something is not quite right, but before any tests are performed or before any careful evaluation is made, you’re sent home with a stack of prescriptions.

    Or, worse yet, imagine being told that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, so you should just move on and forget about the symptoms you’re experiencing.