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A Leader Is A Reader

"Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." So goes the sage advice from president Harry Truman. I have books filling cabinets, nightstands, and bookshelves.I have full shelves in my office, home, and my study. My wife, Darlene, has always been incredibly patient with all of this and doesn't ask me too often to clean things out and get rid of some books. S...

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Five Ways To Move Off A Plateau

Five Ways To Move Off A Plateau For Pastors Only (But you can take a peek, too!) If you're a church leader, you are well-acquainted with times of slow- or no-growth. Times whenthings have plateaued. Times of discouragement. Times even of decline. We're all dealing with these things in one way, shape, or form during these COVID-19 days, aren't we?Does it have to be this...

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Bald Heads and Missed Opportunities

In ancient Athens there were hundreds of statues peppering the city. They represented deities and values important to the Greeks.One was specifically referred to by the apostle Paul; it was a "let's-cover-all-of-our-religious-bases" statue.Dr. Luke tells us Paul said to the Athenians,"For while I was passing through and examining theobjects of your worship, I also found an...

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Why I Wrote Another Book

C.S. Lewis, in his bookMere Christianitywrote,"Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already. That is why children's games are so important. They are always pretending to be grown-upsplaying soldiers, playing shop. But all the time, they are hardening their muscles and sharpening their wits, so that the pretense of being ...

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