Developing Resilience #2

Be Confident. The first in this four-part series on leadership resilience focused on Being Calm. Being calm doesn’t mean being passive or non emotional. It is based on the reality that God is in control. … Read more

Developing Resilience #1

As I’ve talked to hundreds of leaders in recent years, one of the common words used to describe their emotional state is “exhausted”. Leading has never been easy, because you are fighting the gravitational pull … Read more

“He’s only mostly dead”

As Billy Crystal’s character Miracle Max said in “The Princess Bride”, “there’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead…Mostly dead is slightly alive.” Like the “slightly alive” farm boy Westley, this site has … Read more

More on courage and fear

For the past few months I’ve been reflecting on the statement in 2 Timothy 1:7 – “for God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (NASV) God … Read more

Fear and Courage

No one wants to be afraid.  Fear can be paralyzing.  But it can also help to activate us toward courage and faith, if we identify it and bring it before the Lord.  Often in Scripture … Read more