Dads Don’t Waste Your Summer by Michael Kelley
Michael Kelley challenges dads to play offense this summer and proactively plan to pour into their families.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16). Nuance is everything in this passage. Depending on how you read these words, you can either find yourself emboldened or shrunken back. The hinge seems to be on the word “carefully”.
The Surprising Baggage You’re Carrying As A Leader by Steffan Surdek
Every leader deals with baggage from the past, and it has potential to impact how you interact with your team, your ability to recognize valuable contributions, and how you make decisions. Here are questions to assess the baggage you might be bringing into your next meeting.
Over the last five or six years, I played hockey in different garage leagues, usually very late at night. Hockey is a very fast-paced sport, and even if we were “just playing for fun,” there were nights when players behaved recklessly, causing frustration to ramp up and making the game less fun. I often wondered what the difference was between a good clean game and a really rough night.
That Time I Met a Prophet with a Cookie by Margaret Feinberg
In the middle of our darkest times, God can cause us to flourish in Him. Margaret gives us practical ways to reclaim “doMINION” over the darkness.
I recognized the cookie long before I recognized the prophet. “I felt like the Lord told me to give this to you,” Suzanne said, handing me a cookie. I stared at the one eyed creature.
Warning Signs that Laziness is Creeping into Your Leadership by Eric Geiger
Most leaders don’t set out to get complacent, but even the strongest must guard against the temptation of laziness. Here are crystal-clear signs you may be turning into a lazy leader. \
The people of God have always understood laziness to be a sin because laziness fails to appreciate the gift and blessing of work and fails to make the most of the time we have been graciously given. We are commanded to be wise and to make the most of the time (Ephesians 5:15-16). Squandering time and living and leading lazily are foolish.
5 Principles for Disciplining Your Children by Melissa Kruger
Before having children, I worked for years as a camp counselor and as a teacher in a large public high school. Both arenas taught me the importance of discipline in a child’s development. Without structure and rules, summer camp would quickly devolve into some version of Lord of the Flies. Without order in the classroom, my students would never have the opportunity to learn.