Articles | Heart

  • Garbage In, Garbage Out: Preventing Leader’s Disease

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | May 24, 2016

    Last week, my daughter, Holley, reminded me of an extremely important leadership, and life, principle. The stuff that comes out is only as good as the stuff that goes in.

    This simple principle is first attributed to George Fuechsel, an early IBM programmer and instructor. Fuechsel is said to have used "garbage in, garbage out" as a concise way of reminding his students that a computer just processes what it is given (TechTarget., March 2008).

  • Lay It Down

    Devotionals | May 13, 2016

    What are you proudest of in life? Where do you find your security? While the world teaches us to cling to things like relationships, accomplishments, and possessions, God asks us to place them on the altar before Him. Paul shows us the way. As he laid down all that he was and had, he found more than he imagined. What does God need you to lay down?

  • Megan Pacheco

    Doing the Right Thing...Even When It Hurts

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | May 10, 2016

    “It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity, you will never be one.” Zig Ziglar

    In May 2005, Andy Roddick, the top seeded U.S. tennis player, was playing a match in the Rome Masters against much lower seeded Fernando Verdasco. Fernando had already lost the first set and was about to lose the second. As Fernando served for what seemed his last opportunity to save the game, the umpire called his ball out, giving the match to Roddick. By all accounts, Andy was the winner.

  • Unless the Lord

    Devotionals | May 02, 2016

    God calls us to lives of complete surrender to His will and His way. No sphere of life is to be excluded. Each dream and vision, every task and conversation, every relationship is included in His call. The temptation to live and lead in our own strength will always be with us. Yet Solomon reminds us that success comes not from human effort, but from the Lord’s leading the way. Where are you tempted to exclude the Lord from your life and leadership? Invite Him to have His way and to lead the way so that your efforts are not in vain.

  • Take Heart

    Devotionals | April 27, 2016

    Where does your confidence lie? What brings you peace during chaos? When facing difficult days, where do you find courage and strength? Scripture reveals God’s faithfulness as His people’s rock, fortress, and protection. Jesus acknowledged that His disciples would face hard times, even as He Himself was facing the cross. In the face of this reality, He called His disciples to take heart and find peace in Him. When troubles come into your life, when leadership challenges overwhelm you, turn to Him. Take heart! He knows the way forward.

  • Longings of the Heart

    Devotionals | April 18, 2016

    What do our hearts long for? Success, prestige, power, security? How do we define success? Whose prestige do we long to increase? Whose power do we want to see displayed? Where does our security come from? In the face of an overwhelming enemy, Isaiah led the people to focus their longings on the hope that comes from God alone. Let the Lord shape the longings of your heart today.  

  • How’s Your Heart Today?

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | April 12, 2016

    In the Lead Like Jesus Encounter leadership workshop, the heart is the first of the Four Domains we discuss to be aware of what makes a leader. Understanding the role of the heart involves an in depth awareness of the importance of motives: “Effective leadership starts on the inside — it’s a heart issue. If you don’t get the heart right, then nothing will make you a leader like Jesus.”

  • Phyllis

    Who’s in Your Penalty Box? The Super-Natural Act of Forgiveness

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | April 06, 2016

    Humanly speaking, forgiveness is impossible.

    Probably everyone on the planet has been hurt by the actions or words of another person. The experiences of hurt come in a variety of ways, from broken trust to broken people. A partner sabotages your business; your spouse has an affair; a family member turns others against you; members of your church criticize you; a person you love is abusive; or someone injures a loved one. As followers of Jesus, we are taught we must forgive.

  • Personal Discovery

    Devotionals | March 28, 2016

    After His resurrection, Jesus revealed Himself to His followers at different times and in different ways. Mary Magdalene saw Jesus that first Sunday morning. Peter and John saw the empty tomb. The two disciples returning to Emmaus walked and talked with the Lord before realizing His identity. Later Jesus appeared in the midst of a group of disciples to confirm that He was alive. Where does Jesus want to reveal Himself to you as your risen Lord? 

  • Unspeakable Joy

    Devotionals | March 27, 2016

    “He is alive!” 

    Can you imagine the joy of the women, of the other disciples? Can you imagine how the news spread, person to person? Can you feel the flutters of hope? Can you imagine running to the tomb with the disciples to see for yourself? Can you imagine daring to believe that this not the end, that God has done something only God could do, and that all your hopes and beliefs are true? It is true! He is alive! Jesus is Lord!