Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People by Travis Bradberry, Forbes contributor
It’s always fun when secular studies like this one prove what the Bible has taught for thousands of years. Overall happiness is cultivated through small, daily decisions. Things like generosity, positive friends, and helping others impacted overall happiness more than winning the lottery.
We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.”
How To Be A Deliverer Instead Of A Judge by Kelly Minter
There’s a difference between calling out sin to judge and confronting sin to deliver. Kelly challenges us to walk in people’s lives so our aim isn’t just to vilify sin, but to point sinners to Christ.
I wish I could begin with something nobler about my heart but sometimes I want to be a judge more than I want to be a deliverer. This realization came to me one morning while reading Scripture, you know, minding my own business. I was on my living room couch reading Stephen’s speech of Israel’s history in Acts 7. I could see the little petunias spilling out of my window box on this serene morning; steam swirling upward from my coffee. In other words, I wasn’t looking to be convicted. But Stephen stuck it to me at Moses’ part of the story, anyhow.
Complaining Never Wins the Culture by Trevin Wax
Complaining poisons a culture while joy fortifies it. It’s true in business, true in the church, true in your personal life. Sometimes the biggest threat to your leadership health may not be some huge problem, but your own tendency to complain.
What if the biggest danger ahead for Christians today is something we don’t expect, but should?
4 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Friend by Art Rainer
You have a long history. You have great chemistry. You trust them completely. But is it wise to hire your friends? Art Rainer encourages leaders to ask four questions before putting their buddies on the pay roll.
You have been friends for years. You hang out on a regular basis. Your families have even gone on vacation together.
And now you have the opportunity to hire him.
The Pursuit of Quiet True Woman: Heidi Jo Fulk
You’re a leader tasked with running an organization, ministry, or team. How do you reconcile your strength, boldness, and tenacity with the biblical mandate to have a “gentile and quiet” spirit? Heidi Jo Fulk explores this passage and challenges the strongest women to cultivate a quiet spirit in Christ.
I’m loud. I’m the one with the obnoxious laughter that pierces through a room full of conversation. I’m the mom who regularly embarrasses her children by belting out a song in the middle of a store. In texts and emails, I often type sentences in ALL CAPS so I can be loud in print. I even broke—or at least contributed to breaking—someone’s eardrum once.