Today, we stop to pray for the people of France and all who care for the families who have lost loved ones and for those that care for the injured. We also pray for the leaders of France and the world in addressing this great tragedy.
6 Ways Leaders Can Find Their Next Great Idea by Art Rainer
Are you short of a great idea? Art describes ways that he finds his great ideas:
Sometimes leaders get stuck. Their creative juices have run dry. They feel like they are out of ideas.
If you lead long enough, you will probably find yourself in a similar situation. So what can you do? Are you doomed to be a leader who cannot bring any new ideas to the table?
There are several avenues that provide me ideas on what to do next. They are accessible to most. Let me lay them out for you.
Learning to Recognize the Shepherd’s Voice by Carol Pipes
Carol shares lessons from shepherding as it relates to discipling others.
Sheep get a bad rap for their flock mentality, but God created them with an instinct to stick together as a means of survival. That instinct allows the lambs to flourish. Even sheep that are introduced to a new flock will follow the other sheep until they too recognize the shepherd.
I think that’s a great picture of discipleship. As disciple-makers, we help others learn to recognize the voice of our Savior. The body of Christ is like that flock of sheep. We bring along non-believers and new believers, walk beside them, lead them, teach them, and always point them to Jesus.
15 Toxic Coworkers (and How to Cope With Them) by Geoffrey James
We’ve all worked with difficult people before, and this article provides useful tips on how to make these interactions productive.
I posted a list of 10 toxic coworkers a few years back, but I’ve noticed that since more millennials have entered the workplace, there are some new varieties out there.
Here’s my comprehensive list of the obnoxious coworkers you’ll run into during your career, with some advice on how to keep them from slowing you down.
Pokémon Go in a Fractured and Flattened World by Trevin Wax
I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the latest phenomenon, Pokémon Go, but what implications does it have for all of us? Read why:
Pokémon Go has taken America by storm. If you’ve seen people on the streets of your neighborhood peering into their phones, you’ve witnessed their attempt to catch mythical creatures that appear in various places. Pokémon Go is a cross between geocaching and augmented reality games, and the results have been astounding.
Women, Trade Self-Worth for Awe and Wonder by Jen Wilkin
This poignant blog by Jen sheds light into how to combat women feeling a low self worth: by fearing the Lord.
Recently I attended a women’s conference at which this message predictably took center stage. One after another, all three keynote speakers took us to Psalm 139:14, urging us to see ourselves the way God sees us, as fearfully and wonderfully made. It could have been just about any women’s event, with just about any typical speaker. Christian women ask Psalm 139:14 to soothe us when our body image falters, or when we just don’t feel that smart, valuable, or capable. We ask it to bolster us when our limits weigh us down. But based on how frequently I hear it offered, I suspect the message may not be “sticking to our ribs” very well.
Why is that?
I believe it is because we have misdiagnosed our primary problem. As long as we keep the emphasis on us instead of on a higher vision, we will take small comfort from discussions of identity — and we will see little lasting change. Our primary problem as Christian women is not that we lack self-worth, not that we lack a sense of significance or purpose. It’s that we lack awe.