Leaders Take Action (Part 1 of 2)

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that Leaders take action. Just think about it — is there such a thing as a passive leader? An inactive leader? By definition, this would not be leadership. A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. That … Read More

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Remembering Billy Graham (Free Report)

We all heard the news last week of the passing of Billy Graham at age 99. I look forward to a long conversation with him one day in heaven. Like you, he impacted me in profound ways. In 1989, his book Peace with God was an instrument God used to bring me to Christ. On my bookshelf is a copy … Read More

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Sunday Scripture: Living for Christ

“For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue … Read More

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Billy Graham on the Promise of Eternity

“Heaven is real and Hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away.” – Rev. Billy Graham, Greatest Evangelist of the 20th Century November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018

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Everyone Needs a Coach (Part 3 of 3)

Everyone needs a coach but it can’t be just any ole coach. That was the point of Part 2 yesterday. But today, I want to share a very important stat with you: THIRTY PERCENT. Study after study on coaching has shown that, on average, working with a coach will improve everything you do by 30%, including: – your speed of … Read More

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I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Graham, as he preferred to be called, on a few occasions. Each time I walked away as a better pastor/evangelist and even as a better Christian. His book Peace with God was the tool God used to bring me to Christ. I’ll say more about what I’ve learned from Dr. Graham, what I always … Read More

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Everyone Needs a Coach (Part 2 of 3)

Yesterday I shared how even athletes at the top of their game still have a coach and how we as ministry leaders, who are in a profession (calling) far more intense than even the most elite athletes, also need a coach. But . . . we need the right kind of coach. Everyone needs a coach but it can’t be … Read More

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Everyone Needs a Coach (Part 1)

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve shared how coaching impacted my life and also about how I started coaching pastors (I’ve personally coached 2100+ pastors since 2004). This week I’d like to get more direct (with your permission) and challenge you to step up and join my new Gold Coaching Network for Senior Pastors that begins on Tuesday, March … Read More

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Managing Your Time (Part 3 of 3)

In the final part of this three-part blog series, I’d like to share the second practice that will be an essential component to managing your time well. Don’t Start Your Day Until You’ve Planned Your Day You may have heard the old axiom “Plan your work, then work your plan.” The wisdom in that saying is right on point. The most productive … Read More

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Shield Your Eyes, Guard Your Heart: A Message to Those Struggling with Pornography

Today’s guest post comes to us from Charles Swindoll for Insight.org. If you’re reading this article, you may be searching for answers to a problem that’s eating you alive: pornography. If so, let me assure you— you’re doing the right thing by getting help. Pornography is more dangerous than you may realize. It isn’t just about what you see. With each … Read More

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