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The Golden Rule

relationships, teamwork, humility, opportunity

Spring is such an exciting time of year.  As people rush to get ready for the coming season things can get stressful if you let them.  Every spring I like to remind our team about the Golden Rule.

Brief and Fleeting

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

In Me you have everything.  Desiring Me above all else is the best way to live.  It is impossible for you to have a need that I cannot meet.  Things that are visible are brief and fleeting, while things that are invisible are everlasting.  

Beautiful Simplicity

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

From Jesus Calling:

Rejoice!

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

From Jesus Calling:

An Octopus in a Sock

leadership, parenting, learning

In his book “Never Split the Difference”, hostage negotiator Chris Voss always does two critical things.  He makes the person feel like they are in control by leading with questions, and he mirrors or repeats back to them what they just said so they feel heard and understood.  Both tactics are...

The Long Game

improvement, perseverence, learning

The other day I heard a great interview with Jeff Bezos. Here are a few takeaways:

Delight

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

From Jesus Calling:

Pattern for Good

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

Make friends with the problems in your life.  Though many things feel random and wrong, remember that I am sovereign over everything.  Every problem can teach you something, transforming you little by little into the masterpiece that I created you to be.  I can fit everything into a pattern for...

Discernment

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

From Jesus Calling:

A new Creation

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

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