5 Things about Palm Sunday that Remind Us Christ is King by Debbie McDaniel
One week before they crucified him, Jesus’s own people spread palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” before Him. Debbie McDaniel reflects on Palm Sunday, and how it readies our hearts for the days leading up to Easter.
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
8 Signs that You Might be a “Teflon” Leader by Chuck Lawless
Every leader faces the temptation to cultivate a successful external image while neglecting the hard work of personal and relational development. Here are eight glaring signs you need to repent of hypocrisy and practice what you teach.
I trust you know what Teflon is – that coating on pots and pans to keep stuff from sticking to the utensil. Imagine a fried egg that simply slides out of the pan instead of somebody prying it from the pan with a spatula. With that image in mind, evaluate whether you’re a “Teflon” leader.
The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Not Who I Thought She Was by Selena Frederick
The proverbs 31 woman is often presented as the epitome of womanhood – like a heavily filtered spiritual selfie no woman can measure up to. Selena offers a refreshing perspective on this woman and explains how she points straight to Jesus.
Whenever I read Proverbs 31:10-31 it can be pretty demoralizing. I feel the weight of striving to be the “godly wife” described in it and honestly, it sounds impossible. Looking at the craziness of this season of our lives with lovely little babes, I’m not always sure how to connect the dots between my day to day messiness and the Godly wife described here. Take for example, verses 11-12, “The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” Pretty sure my sassy-sour response to my husband this morning doesn’t qualify as doing him “good.” Honestly, I think I’ve simply been reading this chapter wrong my entire life. When has the gospel ever been something we strive for? As I go back and reread all of these verses my heart is lifted and the weight is shifted. These words were never meant for us to live up to, but rather, they are the fruit produced from the gospel at work in a woman’s heart.
How to Bounce Back After Losing Your Job by Art Rainer
Losing a job can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to define you. Art Rainer gives ten action steps to keep you moving forward after you’ve been let go.
Losing your job can be a painful experience. I’ve met several people who have been through job loss. Every person tends to react differently. Some find themselves in a haze, unable to get a grasp on reality. They are quiet and sad. Some feel as though they are in a whirlwind, chaos seems to be everywhere. They are verbose and frantic.
Why I Hate My Company’s Name by William Vanderbloemen
Great leaders work hard to make their companies less and less dependent on them. Church staffing expert, William Vanderbloemen, explains why he hates that his company is named after him, and shares his personal one-question self assessment that gauges his effectiveness as a leader.
So what happened? Did I run into a severe case of narcissism along the way? Not exactly. Before we named the company, we had enough foresight to realize that search engines would be how many people found us. So we bought a lot of domain names, hoping that the best name would be among the bunch. I bought “westaffthechurch.com” and “find-your-pastor.com,” just to name a few. I then hired an SEO and brand consultant to help determine which one would be best, and I told him I was wide open to his expert advice. My only instruction was that the company not bear my name.