When Your Team Isn’t On the Same Page by Michael Lukasezewski
What happens when everyone on your team isn’t on the same page? The whole team and organization suffers. Michael shares 4 helpful ways to align your team.
One of the most common behind-the-scenes issues I see when I work with organizations is a team that isn’t on the same page.
Maybe someone was hired to do a job, but over time, it’s morphed into different agendas and different plans. Most of the times, this isn’t a sinister thing. But that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous.
Above Reproach, Not Unapproachable by Katie Persinger
Often nurturing women-men relationships can be awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. This great article by Katie sheds some light into how women aren’t unapproachable.
A lot of people ask why it seems common for men of faith to fall to adultery. While I don’t fully know the answer, I believe many pastors and other Christian men are at a higher risk for moral failure because they do not know how to have healthy relationships with women who are not their wives.
With a lack of understanding of how to have healthy relationships, the result is either no relationship at all or an unhealthy one that leads to emotional or physical barriers being crossed. I believe there’s a middle ground to be found.
Anchored in Community: The Essential Nature of Groups in Discipleship by Michael Kelley
Sometimes the awkwardness of starting a new small group/discipleship group can outweigh our desires for community and connection, but Michael shares why it’s worth it and it matters.
“Does it really matter?”
I’ve had that thought while driving home after a long day at work, knowing that in just a few minutes the doorbell will start ringing, and 15 adults and another 15 children will be in my living room for our weekly small group.
When I’m tired, when I don’t know if I have the energy to take more prayer requests or lead another discussion, I wonder, Does it really matter?
When Your Bad Day Gets Thrown onto Your Kids by Sarah Mae
Parenting is so hard sometimes. We have a bad day and unintentionally let it out on our kids, but Sarah shares how there’s grace for us imperfect parents.
We all botch up, every day, some days, but we don’t have to stay there, in the mess. Sure, we can choose to stay hardened, to not apologize, to not accept His unwavering grace. But we also have the choice to lay ourselves low. We can feel sorrow and we can get up from the muck. We can enter into real love when we break before others and let Him bind us up; they see the mending and the scars, but they forgive us, as we forgive them. This is grace and freedom. And with grace and freedom there is no room for tension, the painful, ugly tension that strangles a soul.
4 Ways Women Can Stand Out In The Business World by Amanda Foust
Women have value in the business world and add so much. This blog by Amanda sheds light into the ways we can stand out and provide value.
Women in the business world have a much different experience than men and even more to prove. We have come a long way in the opportunities we are given, but we still have a way to go. There are many women who have paved the way to move us in the right direction toward equality in the workplace. Women are not often recognized for their role in their careers because they play so many other roles–wife, mother, and household manager. They also are expected to carry themselves in such a way that is acceptable by society, whether it be in appearance or behavior. There is much more pressure on women than men to conform to society’s expectations to gain respect. Not only do we wear all these hats and carry extra pressure, but we expect ourselves to be successful in all areas!