7 Times the Speed of Change Can Be Faster than Normal by Ron Edmonson
LifeWay is in a season of rapid change and this post by Ron describes seasons when change seems to come faster than others.
Change takes time. There are no “quick fixes” in the world of change leadership. I’ve seen many leaders try to rush change through only to destroy themselves, the organization they are trying to change, or the change they are trying to make.
There are occasions, however, when the speed of change can change. There are unique opportunities where change can be introduced and implemented quicker than other times. The leader should be careful to strategically plan each change, but taking advantage of these times can help facilitate change faster.
Ask Your Child to Forgive You by David Mathis
It’s easy to stay in the role of parent and the “I’m always right” way of thinking, but
I don’t need to be perfect for my children. Jesus has done that. Jesus is that. My children don’t need me to be their perfect savior, but to point them, in honesty about my own sin, to our Savior. In fact, they urgently need to know that I’m not perfect, that my ultimate hope is not in my goodness, but in Jesus’s. I stand with them as a sinner, born in sin, desperately in need of grace. If I try to hide the chink in my armor — and it’s not just a chink, but countless chinks, even gaping holes — I don’t protect them but endanger them. I reinforce the myth we all tell ourselves at some point, that we can be good enough to garner God’s favor.
How Will You Answer the Call? | On Leadership, Pat Summitt, and Mary Magdalene by Faith Whatley
What do Pat Summitt and Mary Magdalene have in common? Faith shares many points that will encourage us in our faith today.
Both Mary Magdalene and Pat Summitt were “chosen to lead.”
Mary was chosen by Jesus to go tell the disciples that He had risen. God used Pat to change the landscape of basketball, therefore changing women’s athletics.
Both women were determined.
Mary was determined to find the disciples—she ran to tell them. Pat was determined to win the game, giving women opportunities for an education and teaching them the greatest leadership lessons of their lives.
I think what I see most in both these women is they embodied so much of what we’d want to believe is capable in ourselves. They both gave much, loved much, and served much.
Want to Get Your Dream Job? Do These 4 Things by Robert Dickie
Robert, who is President of Crown Financial, shares 4 great tips to land your dream job.
The world has fundamentally changed since the great recession of 2008. In 2013 alone, 77 percent of the jobs created were part-time and we now have 50 percent more part-time workers in the United States since the great recession. Although unemployment numbers look like they are improving, they hide an insidious fact. The American worker is falling behind, wages are decreasing, and those who are not prepared are left wondering what to do. This is having an impact on everyone from young millennials to those nearing retirement.
However, those who are aware of these developments and make changes to how they approach their career have the “first mover” advantage as they get a head start on everyone else taking steps to have success. To get on the right track for your career, consider these steps.
Is Christ Enough? by She Reads Truth
Jesus is the only One who could justify us and reconcile us into a right relationship with our heavenly Father. If we could close the gap with God ourselves, Jesus could’ve just kept chilling out in Glory and skipped the whole sordid “Redeeming Mankind” mission.
The Mosaic Law these well-intentioned Jewish Christians were so eager to push onto the Gentiles never had the power to save anyone. That wasn’t God’s intention when He gave it to Moses in the first place. God didn’t proclaim those commandments on that ancient pinnacle so that by them we could be saved. He gave them so we’d realize we can’t save ourselves!