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Avoiding Pastoral Burnout

As I sat at the table having my coffee that Monday morning, I felt exhausted. I had no motivation for the day, I was emotionally depleted, and I felt like I just wanted to stay in ‘my cave’ and not talk to another person. What was wrong with me? The Sunday before had been a...

What We Learn From Comeback Stories

At the start of Easter week we watched Tiger Woods make one of the greatest comebacks in sports, and in life. I am a faithful Tiger fan, even through the hard years for him. We all get the opportunity to start again. It may not be in the timing we plan, nor in the plan, we saw...

Church As A Spiritual Hospital

I had a friend send me the following quote the other day:
 “People never really change very deeply until someone catches them in their shame… and is not appalled. Out of this place, where we have been loved in the midst of our shame, we come to know that we are worthy of love.” I...
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3 Keys to Growth on the Leadership Road

For any successful athlete, learning to differentiate between being “hurt” and an “injury” is a key indicator and self-management skill to function at peak performance. An injury is something that impairs or prohibits performance. It’s physically not possible. Being hurt may...
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The Key Difference between a Champion and a Winner

With the historic marker of “The Big Game” (#SB50) approaching, there has been much discussion about the teams and players. One way or another, history will be made this Sunday, and a champion will be crowned. Who will be the most prepared for the moment? What...
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Are you hurt or injured? Leadership skills that empower growth

How a leader handles pain will tell you a lot about them. A key quality of a good leader is the ability to differentiate needs and model leadership skills which empower growth. When leaders fall from grace, it is important to understand why. Just the nature of any...
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Living a Story of Your Life Worth Telling

Living with purpose is what I want the story of my life to speak. I hope I am living a life story worth telling. Two weeks ago I was strapped to a polygraph machine. That’s a “lie detector” machine for those of you not familiar with that. The main theme of the story I want to...
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Travis and Jaime Speak on Brokenness and Redemption

  Travis and Jaime teach multiple topics, both together and individually providing ministry leadership consulting. They have spoken to large & small groups on the topics of intimacy in marriage, boundaries, parenting, recovery, authenticity, and identity, to name a few....
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The MYTH of Authenticity

The Myth of Authenticity I spend a lot of time with people talking about the topic of “authenticity.” What I’ve noticed is that we say we value this trait/skill from the front of the room, yet we rarely practice authenticity in the back of the room. If we really...

The Gravity of Dignity

That Gravity of Dignity from Leaders When Dan Price, C.E.O. of Gravity Payments, surprised his 120-person staff by announcing that he planned to raise the salary of every employee to $70,000 a year — he did something innovative in the field of leadership that has been...
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