The Art of Skilled Communication and Discernment….. Last week I met a bully. He spent weeks accusing me of lack of integrity and character and threatening to sue me numerous times. At 54 years of age, I’ve had vast business experience. I’ve managed millions of dollars in budgets, overseeing people and properties and meeting the… Continue reading Last week I met a bully……
Thought for the day. What would happen if we really believed this? How would our thoughts and actions change? They would change radically! God is for us. God is for YOU. He is in our corner….our guide, advocate, Father, and helper. Picture Him with you. Because He is! The more you practice His presence, the more… Continue reading If? Not if. Definitely not.
One of my favorite pastors used to say, "there is a brilliant moment in every Christian's life where their faith intersects with God's faithfulness." Those are the rare but necessary cliff top moments where you step off in faith and find that He is faithful. It is when and where we have nothing to depend… Continue reading Cliff hangers! This is THE leap of faith. Brilliance below.
Having been in sales since I've been an adult, I understand the power of perception. First impressions mean everything when it comes to building relationships. Having started a business that is also a ministry, both traits remain equally important. Perceptions and relationships are key to success. The difference in business and ministry? Eternity. Now my goal is blending both… Continue reading Perception. Painfully powerful. Today’s pick of the day.
In my younger days I was a bit ready-fire-aim. Life took its course and I was along for the ride. Things worked out ok though I made some unwise decisions along the way that had lingering consequences. As a result, I've ended up a whole lot more ready-aim-fire, which I suppose beats the alternative. Yet as a… Continue reading Pause? No. Ready-fire-aim vs. ready-aim-fire. Today’s pick of the day.
There are times it seems discipline and discernment collide. Discipline means you sift through pros and cons. Weigh the good vs. bad. Consider the options and come up with strategic answers to questions. Even seek those who might offer wisdom. Discernment is personal. Your inner voice speaks through your past and filters situations through the lessons life… Continue reading Past to present. What to do when discipline and discernment collide. Today’s pick of the day.
There are many components to publishing a magazine. One, stories. I'm all about the stories. So many to be told, so little time. Don't let anyone tell you God is not at work. Second, advertising. Selling ads supports the magazine. It is not an option, therefore takes time and energy. With that comes the opportunity to… Continue reading Pick! How to choose right when times are just wrong. Today’s pick of the day.