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MODERN COMMUNICATION 101

Communication is so important. It’s key in marriage, in parenting, in relationships, and certainly in organizational life. Modern technology has created both an increase in communication and a decrease at the same time. Charles Dickens once said, “Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another … Continue reading “MODERN COMMUNICATION 101”


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WE ARE PROFESSIONALS

Webster’s dictionary defines professionalism as the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession[1].  Over the past 30 years Christian ministry has turned into a most professional vocation. Consultants, coaches, and strategic conferences line the landscape of church culture today, and as a result there are a lot of planners, thinkers, educators, and … Continue reading “WE ARE PROFESSIONALS”


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LESSONS FROM HAITI

My daughter and I just got back from a mission trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, working with Helping Hands for Haiti. Helping Hands 4 Haiti is a 501-C3 non-profit organization dedicated to the compassionate care of orphans in the nation of Haiti. They are a Christ-centered organization with a mission to share the unconditional love of God to orphans through food, … Continue reading “LESSONS FROM HAITI”


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THE GOLDEN RULE OF LEADERSHIP

Almost everyone knows the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. However, have you heard of the golden rule of leadership? It’s LEAD OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE LED. If I was under my own leadership how would I respond to it? Here’s how I want to be led: … Continue reading “THE GOLDEN RULE OF LEADERSHIP”


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TAKE THE H.E.A.T.

Communication is key in anything. It’s key in marriage, in parenting, in ministry, and in organizational life. Communication is especially important when there’s a problem. As a leader there are a lot of problems that get brought to you, and when they do what do you do? Do you react or respond? Do you listen … Continue reading “TAKE THE H.E.A.T.”