Five years, five years later.

(I first published this over five years ago, on June 24, 2010. Did any of you take my advice then? What if we started now?) “What do you want to be true of you as a leader in five years?  What do you want your wife to say about you as a church leader? What […]

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A prayer for Monday.

(First published October 8, 2012) It happens every Monday morning. Every Monday is a restart of our pilgrimage. Every Monday we say, “I want this week to be different. I want to be more committed, more caring, more thoughtful, more loving, more focused, more significant, more successful.” And then we open our eyes. And shuffle […]

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Making change

(I’m following up on yesterday’s post about planning how to grow.) If you want to have less self-centered pride in five years than you do now, here’s one thing to say: If I am sitting in a meeting, and I feel a need to speak up, then I will count to five and say, “Am […]

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Five years

“What do you want to be true of you as a leader in five years?  What do you want your wife to say about you as a church leader? What do you want your kids to say about you as a church leader?” That’s what I asked five guys the other night. They are studying […]

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