Three Ways To Keep a Spiritual Focus This Holiday Season by Terri Stovall
I have a confession to make. Christmastime transforms me into a giddy child all over again. I love everything about Christmas. I love the music, the lights, the nativity scenes, the advent candles, the smells, the food (can you say, “Christmas tamales!”), the movies, and even the old classic television Christmas specials. You know the ones I mean: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas . . . and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
How to Stop the Fighting Under Your Roof & Have a Bit of Peace & a Whole Lot More Love by Ann Voskamp
Rarely have I encountered someone with the humble determination September McCarthy shows in her journey of motherhood. As she follows the Lord’s call to equip her own children to build His kingdom, she gently shares her hard-learned lessons and hard-earned wisdom. September understands the challenges of nurturing our children as Christ-followers, and her insights have been a breath of fresh air in my own moments of frustration and surrender. Her heart beats for God, the women He has called to be mothers, and for the children we laugh, cry, and pray over. It’s a pleasure to welcome her to the farm’s front porch today…
Getting a Team to Self-Destruct by Eric Geiger
A team that fights with itself wastes an incredible amount of time and energy. When a team or church or group fights, everyone loses. Energy is stewarded away from what is most important and given to tearing one another apart. Instead of rallying in the same direction around the same mission and values, time is diverted toward backbiting, politics, and watching your back. Thus, a team that is divided will rarely accomplish the mission they say they have embraced. Their lack of trust slows them down and corrupts their culture. A lack of trust will crush the effectiveness of a team.
Why Leaders Stop Leading by Thom Rainer
Ever known a leader who didn’t lead? They may have had the position to do so, but just didn’t follow through with the action. Today, we discuss why.
Words Are the Greatest Gifts by David Mathis
Words are the secret of Christmas. Even more important than the gifts we purchase, and the packages we wrap, are the letters we write, and the syllables we mouth. And once you discover the secret, you might even spend less time sweating what to buy, and give more energy to crafting what to say.