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November 2016

10 Books for Your Reading (or Giving) List

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One of the many perks of helping people write or edit their books is that I get to know some terrific people who have valuable messages to share. In fact, I sometimes boil my job description down to this: “To learn new things from smart people so I can help others by sharing what I’ve learned.” Not a bad gig, and it pays the bills to boot! I’ve been doing this for 20 years, although…

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Creative Gratitude: A Quest for Impact

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The gift in the mail sparked a brief discussion about how missionaries communicate with their supporters. “I think a random gift like this makes a bigger impact than a newsletter,” my wife said. As a guy who makes a living by writing, I’m a fan of newsletters. On the other hand, it was hard to argue against my wife’s point. First, I make it a practice to avoid, whenever possible, arguing with my wife. Second,…

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Searching for Wisdom in Seas of Trouble

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Where are you getting your wisdom? We live in an age of abundant information, but not-so-abundant truth. So it’s more important than ever to dip deep into the well of knowledge in ways that lead to real wisdom. In Grow Like Jesus, I define wisdom as “knowledge and insight from God that benefits you and others and brings glory to God.” The Apostle James tells us where to find it: “If any of you lacks…

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Is it time to give up?

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If you could give up anything on this post-election Wednesday, what would it be? It seems to me like a great time to take stock and, where necessary, make some changes. Give up some things that are holding you back, holding you down, holding you hostage, or holding you in some other fashion that’s not to your benefit. Giving stuff up is pretty popular these days. Enough people are living in one-room houses (by choice)…

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Follow Me on a Path to Followship

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Once upon a not-too-long ago, I began thinking of leadership in a slightly different light. Different for me, at least. I couldn’t escape the fact that Jesus calls us to be His followers. I am, therefore, a follower of Christ. His disciple. So it only makes sense that my leadership reflects my followship. In other words, to be an effective leader, I have to start by being a great follower. After noodling on this idea…

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