Leadership 101: Influence requires investment

Tweet Influence requires investment. If you had to define leadership in one word, what better could you find than influence? Leaders effect change because leaders influence. Leaders achieve goals because leaders influence. Leaders are only leaders to the extent they influence. I remember bits of a sermon an evangelist passing through our little west Texas town […]

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The Dance of the Insane – or – The Direction of the Informed?

Tweet And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Nietzsche I was in the house alone, except for my English Setters, Huck and Finn. I was lustily singing a Willie Nelson song to the plaintiff guitar strumming in my head. The dogs couldn’t […]

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To Trump or not to Trump | Decision 2016, a Christian’s quandary

Tweet To Trump or not to Trump? That is the question! It is also the most hotly debated social media topic among conservatives – particularly, CHRISTIAN conservatives – right now. The Trump Tapes In the wake of the perfectly-timed release of the Trump tape from 11 years ago, on which he engaged in lewd and foul rhetoric […]

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A Birthday New Year’s Resolution -or- 101 reasons to celebrate

Tweet What a week it’s been! I have 101 reasons to celebrate life right now. Last Friday, my baby girl got married to the love of her life and started that incredible journey called marriage. It was a beautiful wedding, well attended, and pulled off without a hitch. I had the privilege of preaching the […]

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It’s the Journey, Man! or, Welcome to Walley World, now go home

Tweet One of my favorite Hollywood comedies is National Lampoon’s Vacation. I love it because it is such an accurate caricature of life in the American family and because most of us who have been around a minute can identify with the characters and their misfortunes. There is this epic journey to Walley World, with mishap […]

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