Who’s Influencing Whom? Making a Difference in the Workplace

It was just a joke, guy banter in the break room. It was funny and very inappropriate. My conscience burned that night. I shouldn’t have laughed. Why did I laugh? It wasn’t the first time I acted in ways contrary to my Christian faith. Why are people able to influence me so easily? [Read more...]

Good Leaders Listen, God Help Me Be Good

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A few months ago, I was asked to lead The High Calling through an incredibly painful change. All of our editorial systems would need to change. All of our editors would need to approach their work differently. Even worse, the change was uncertain. I didn’t know if it would work. I didn’t even know if [Read More...]

What this Author Has Learned About Success

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Last year, I had a nervous breakdown. It was the day after I realized my third book hadn’t sold much of anything at all, and all of my dreams of being a successful author drained, even as I miscarried the child I’d been carrying. So I lost my baby and my dream in the same day. I had no real control over either. And as hard as it was, it was also the day I woke up and realized my heart was in the wrong place. [Read more...]

[VIDEO] How can a mentor help?

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I was recently talking with one my mentors (in ministry). He asked me what God has been teaching me. The question made me think pertty hard about what I’ve been learning from Him, not just what Ive been doing for Him. I’ve always been active in ministry. However, whether it’s ministry, work, or personal life, it’s not always about how much you do. After stepping back and brushing away all of the… [Read more...]

Five Life-Altering Career Lessons for Young Professionals

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My first entry-level professional job paid enough for a decent apartment with a sofa and TV. As far as I was concerned, this was the good life, and planning for the upcoming weekend was about as far out as I could comprehend. Luckily for me, I married a brave, visionary woman who waswise and encouraging and saw the greater potential for our future that I couldn’t always see for myself. [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Plug Into Silence

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It’s the vacation that defines the meaning of vacation for me. Our family went to a timeshare cottage in a small beach community on the Gulf Coast of Florida nearly every Summer. We only lived about an hour away down the coast, but the trip always took us to an entirely different world. These trips were completely different than the times we visited places like Disney World, Sea World, and Cape Canaveral. [Read more...]


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