How We Became Too Busy for Friends — by Pam Lau
Almost a year to the day, Jennifer Huston, a 38-year-old wife and mother of two went missing in our small community in Oregon. News of her disappearance spread throughout the nation quickly as photos of her smiling face flashed across our screens. I found myself taking breaks from my writing to look for updates on the search for Jennifer, praying she would be found safe and alive. Her disappearance turned more and more mysterious, senseless, and urgent.
12 Things Successful Leaders Focus On — by Brian Dodd
Successful leaders focus on things unsuccessful leaders do not. They are always growing, always thinking, always experimenting, always reading and always trying to get better. This is because we know what made us successful today will not keep us successful tomorrow.
Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God — by Bethany Jenkins
In the biblical Book of Esther, the Jews are in danger. They’re a religious minority living in Persia, a society dominated by spiritual and moral values at great variance to theirs. They have no king, no army, and no land. And powerful forces want to destroy them.
In the past, when God’s people have been in trouble, he’s sent miraculous signs and wonders. Here, though, he seems completely absent. There’s no mention of God at all—no vision, no dream, no prophecy, no prayer.
Six Questions on Men and Women Serving Together — by Eric Geiger and Faith Whatley
Eric: You challenged our team to view themselves as “sacred siblings.” Why should men and women who serve alongside one another in ministry view themselves that way?
Faith: Jen Wilkin described this type of relationship well in her blog post on February 12th, 2015. After working with many men for many years at LifeWay, I know how being brothers and sisters in Christ is modeled. I have many sacred siblings in Christ at LifeWay, these are men I have cried, laughed, and disagreed with over many years. I think we should act and react as if our co-workers of the opposite gender are our sacred siblings and treat them like the family of faith that God intended.
It’s Not All Bad News: The Upside of Social Media — by Michael Hyatt
It’s popular to complain about social media and talk about how it is destroying our culture, but what if the exact opposite is true?
I joined Twitter on April 6, 2008. A friend urged me to check it out. He was already using it and loved it. So after some initial eye-rolling, I tried it and fell in love with the medium too.