A Gut-Honest Look at Love by Lysa Terkeurst
So often we’re tempted to hold out our cup for our family, our career, even our ministry to fill, but Lysa reminds us that love is not what everyone else can do for us. Love is what we give.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:7-8a (NIV)
Today I’m feeling so challenged to look at love a little differently. Sometimes in the gut-honest quietness of my heart, I look at love through the eyes of what it will offer me.
3 Good Reasons to Heed Limits In Your Leadership by Jenni Catron
One of your greatest strengths as a leader is your ability to see beyond limitations. Jenni explains the limitations that actually help a leader, and why even extraordinary leaders need the ability to recognize them.
Recently I was pursuing an opportunity that I was really excited about. Not only was it something that I would enjoy, but also it would enable me to be closer to my family and be helpful to the future of The 4Sight Group. I started out cautiously optimist and with each step it seemed that this opportunity was going to become a reality. But then a major roadblock emerged unexpectedly and this idea I was pursuing was completely dead.
Empowering The Quiet Team Leader by Ilene Marcus (guest post on Great Leadership By Dan )
He’s not the alpha, take-charge leader, but his contributions are invaluable to your team. Dan McCarthy explains why your quietest team member cannot be overlooked.
It’s crunch time. Your team is on overdrive. Each decision matters. Every moment counts. You can’t afford to be distracted and yet, there it is – the workplace annoyer. A team member with a trait, a quirk that gets under your skin. You rationalize, we have just been spending too much time on this project. Or as the leader, I have so much more on my plate that I can’t be involved in every detail and they keep dragging me in. Already you are spending valuable time thinking about it. And it’s costing you and the team time and energy. You know the project is starting to stall. You need a surge, a bump, a crescendo. You need an unexpected hero, not annoying subordinates.
Beware the Instagram Bible by Jen Wilkin
Inspiring Bible verses splashed across artistic backgrounds can be encouraging on social media. But Jen warns, if that’s all the scripture you see, you are only getting “the partial light.”
Beware the Instagram Bible, my daughters—those filtered frames festooned with feathered verses, adorned in all manner of loops and tails, bedecked with blossoms, saturated with sunsets, culled and curated just for you.
8 Things Every Father Must Teach His Son by Mark Merrill
The world wants to define manhood for you and your sons. It’s time for dads to take a stand. Mark Merrill offers regular dads eight simple lessons to teach their sons that prepare them to become godly men.
As I thought about writing out a list of things a father should teach his son, I started to feel a bit uneasy. Penetrating questions raced through my mind. Did I do this as a man? Did my boys see it in my life? Did I teach my boys to do these things too? Well, I can say with great certainty to all of these questions, “yes, “no,” and “sometimes.” Having made that confession, I’d like to share a few things that I’ve sought to teach my two sons, now ages 18 and 17, throughout the years.