Next, this woman decided the church really needed some buses to pick up children for Sunday school – and she wasn’t going to just wish for it to happen. So, she herded her kids together, hobbled to the car with them and drove off to a local commercial transportation company. The company owner looked out … Continue reading Choice #7: Choose to make every person I meet and every place I go better because of Christ in me – Part 2
This is not only the final component of a godly leader’s attitude – it is the point of our service! Of course, it is Spirit of the Lord that makes people and places better, but God also has chosen to do much of this work through men and women. It is a special privilege, and … Continue reading Choice #7: Choose to make every person I meet and every place I go better because of Christ in me – Part 1
That single character flaw of whining can stain and weaken the effectiveness of anyone, even if they are top-notch in every other area of their lives. That was the case of a man who once worked for me. This fellow was a tremendous employee in so many ways. He was bright, extremely creative, a good … Continue reading Choice #6: Choose to be a problem solver and not a whiner – Part 2
Remember this verse from earlier in this book? Paul shared priceless wisdom he had learned from the Lord that beautifully applies to this point: “One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call … Continue reading Choice #6: Choose to be a problem solver and not a whiner – Part 1
Joseph renewed his promise to provide for his brothers and their children. The Bible says he comforted and spoke kindly to them. I like to imagine a big group hug took place -- all of Jacob’s sons truly together, at last. While Joseph had let go of his resentment and completely forgiven his brothers, they … Continue reading The Other Side of Resentment: Forgiven, but Can You Forgive Yourself?
Joseph finally had arrived in life. At least, that is how most of us would feel after having literally risen from pits of dirt and despair, shed real chains (as well as spiritual ones), and miraculously leaped the crater between slave and prince. Day by day, Joseph oversaw the distribution of the food stores to … Continue reading Beating Resentment: Choosing God’s Way at Life’s Crossroads
Rose Kennedy, who endured the loss of three sons – Joe, shot down during World War II; then John, assassinated in Dallas when he was president; and finally, Robert, murdered as he campaigned for the White House – put it this way: “It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The … Continue reading It Takes More than Time to Heal Wounds of Resentment