Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Dealing with Conflict

Dealing with Conflict The effect of conflict on you and your relationship is impacted by 1) how much that person means to you, 2) the source of the conflict, and 3) how both of you respond. When we face conflict with a coworker, it can be an annoying and persistent burden until we deal with […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Becoming a Grace-Full Grand

Become a Grace-ful Grand

Becoming a Grace-ful Grand by DEB DEARMOND “IT’S IN THE WEE HOURS when my defenses are down that my heart breaks all over again,” Sandy says, explaining how the absence of her grandson, Charlie, affects her. “Being without him is tough.” When Sandy’s son and his wife ended their marriage, she and her husband, Mark, were concerned […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Moving Beyond Life’s Messes

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God loves His children, whether or not their beds are made. Lately I’ve been observing a side of me I don’t like. It’s a sarcastic, critical, nagging side concerning my early-digit teen daughter, Ashley. I find myself annoyed at small things: her leaving her clothes on the bathroom floor, not hanging up her towel, not putting away her books or colored pens, leaving […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 4 (Move Beyond Failure): The Fear of Failure

what are you afraid of

If there is something God wants you to do, let your actions put your fear to flight. by David Jeremiah Deuteronomy 31:8 “The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” As I write this, […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 4 (Move Beyond Failure): The Artistry of God

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    The Artistry of God God creates a mosaic masterpiece from the shards of your life. Human beings are like snowflakes — there are no two alike. Everyone is utterly unique from everyone else, and that uniqueness can be seen in the physical, emotional, and mental makeup of any single person. What’s more, that […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 3 (Stick to God’s Plan): Bucket List

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Bucket List by Mike Glenn Put things on your bucket list that will have eternal impact. To-do-lists, day planners, and calen­daring help us set goals and check our progress. A lot of us have made a list of things we want to do before we “kick the bucket.” Most of the time, it’s filled with […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 3 (Stick to God’s Plan): Heart for Haiti

heart for haiti

One man’s passion for the orphaned children living in the Land of Mountains. Jim Bryson has a nearly impossible assignment from God: build a leadership school for children in Haiti. There’s just one big catch — he doesn’t know anything about building a school. He’s totally dependent on God, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Passion for Orphans […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): Christ is Enough

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Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): God Provides

Excerpt from Seasons of a Leader’s Life by Jeff Iorg (B&H, 2013) God Provides Matthew 8:14–15; Mark 1:29–31; Luke 4:38–39; Matthew 17:24–27; Luke 22:7–13 Early in Peter’s relationship with Jesus, he learned an essential lesson for ministry leaders: God provides. Jesus taught Peter this lesson through two separate incidents at Capernaum, along with a later […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): Holding Tight

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  Holding Tight A father places his five daughters in God’s hands. by Polly House When Jeremy Adkins’ wife died nine days after giving birth to their fifth daughter, he just wanted to run. And he did. “I knew I had a choice to make,” Jeremy said. “I could either run to God or away […]