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Blessing

I’ve come to enjoy reading a prayer of blessing over our church family at the end of each service on Sundays. It’s become a part of my teaching preparation, and my hope is that it communicates my heart for this amazing group of people as we journey together each week. [Prayers and blessings are sourced from multiple historic and modern contexts.]

6/28/15

May God make you fully alive:
that your life might shine like the sun.
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Soapboxes Are Slippery

::A Healthy Approach to Heart-Issues for Young Leaders::

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In a world of viral media, it is incredibly easy to attach your voice to a cause these days. It used to require a serious investment to think something through, then sit down and hand write a few drafts, then pull out the typewriter, and painstakingly put your thoughts on paper to deliver to the world. And that doesn’t even touch the topic of duplication and the postage required.

Today: Tweet. 140 characters. Done. Worldwide interwebs. But there is a problem with soapboxes, those issues that get us so worked up and passionate inside that we just want the world to (always) hear what we have to say:

Soapboxes are slippery. Continue reading Soapboxes Are Slippery

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from a distance… the world looks inaccurate.

Pt 3.

You should see my high school letterman coat. It’s flat-out impressive, even from a distance. But if you just look at it from afar, you’ll probably get a completely inaccurate idea about who I am.

Okay, if that statement seems like a completely random start to a blog post, go back and read this and this first. It won’t take you long. I promise. Continue reading from a distance… the world looks inaccurate.

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Mastering Leadership Hand-Offs: Batons vs Javelins

One of the the best things a leader can do is multiply himself via the lives and leadership of others. When you raise someone up, the entire idea is to RELEASE things into her hands, and allowing the student to now run her own race as a teacher. But too often we get this wrong and instead of passing a baton, we end up like Saul, who threw javelins at his successor (see 1 Samuel 19:10 for that crazy story).

Even if you’re not trying to kill somebody, it’s possible you’re hurling javelins instead of passing batons. Continue reading Mastering Leadership Hand-Offs: Batons vs Javelins

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