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The Storms of Life

There are a lot of things going on in the United States today, politically speaking (bear with me a minute, this is not a political rant).  It isn’t hard at all to see that our country is at a fork in the road and the vehicle is stalled until we Read more…

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Worship Mythbusters II

Worship Mythbusters: Ten things that damage a worship ministry and hamper worship in a church. Church politics: not everyone can or will be “pleased” by the style of worship at a church, no matter how many services, styles, video venues or times for worship. Pleasing people in general is a Read more…

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Last Seat in Lifeboat

Last seat on the lifeboat…Who wants in? If someone asked you this question, what would you say? What could you say about yourself in 30 seconds that would convince them to give YOU the coveted seat? I recently attended a writer’s workshop at Blissdom, a women’s blogging conference here in Read more…

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Waiting

I started waiting at 16 years old.  I wanted to have a life in ministry but had NO idea how to make it happen. So I waited. I waited to grow up. At 18, I finished high school and went to the School of Ministry in Toronto and felt like Read more…

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Spare Tire “Jesus”

I am the king of flat tires.  No, make that the Joker, because the number of them I get is truly comical.  I have yet to rotate the tires on my Caravan as every few months, a tire is being replaced.  The circumstances are different, and the names are changed Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Leadership is Messy

I find myself saying this phrase often.  I think one of the most challenging things about leadership is that most times things are not clearly black and white… answers are not always obvious… making decisions is not easy.  If they were, leadership would be easy and, dare I say, perhaps Read more…

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Four Seasons!

No I’m not talking about the four seasons hotel, although it sounds nice right about now. For those of you who are involved in ministry, you know that the holidays tend to pile a lot on your plate.  I’m not talking about turkey and pumpkin pie, but work!  I don’t Read more…

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Backbone vs. Wishbone

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” –  Socrates William Becker said, “The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.”  All of us Read more…

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Break Free of Your Comfort Zone

One of the biggest challenges of a leader is not only making sure you are progressing forward but to make sure the people you lead are progressing forward as well.  We all have a comfort zone where we work best.  In fact, we are wired to crave the norm of Read more…

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Living with Intention

I feel like I have changed pretty dramatically in the last couple years. I am not quite sure what the catalyst was? Maybe there were several? A new job, a new town, a new circle of friends, a new church? I lived my 20s recklessly. I lived my days as Read more…

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The Loudness War

One of my favourite albums of 2009 was Gossip’s “Music For Men”.  I think Beth Ditto has one of the great modern rock voices, and so do a few other people across the globe…though primarily in Europe and here in Australia it would seem.  They also make crazy cool simple Read more…

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Intense Repair

OK. I admit it. My shampoo saga is now a legacy. (Or an obsession). It took going to Madrid to finally start me on the path of true shampoo righteousness. I entered the shower, and this greeted me. Intense repair. Now, I’m not sure what “Aufbau” means, but I’m hoping Read more…