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Coming to Grips with Restlessness
Like an itch that keeps coming back, I have lived with a certain restlessness most of my life. Is it
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Avoiding Compartmentalization
In the quiet of the morning, my hope (like yours perhaps) is to hear a word from God. God always
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Are You Running with the Horses?
Challenges can paralyze us. Years ago, living in Holland, I attended my son’s first cross country race. Like other anxious
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When Words Feel Empty
Late yesterday I was crammed (shoved) into a budget airliner headed from Amsterdam to Beirut. My travel agent had not
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Receiving that Dreaded Email
Like most of you, I find rejection both painful and disorienting. Acceptance is life-giving. You’re ready to call your friends
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Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield
In his recent book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis shares a number of lessons
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A Journey To Consider
If you have never walked in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul,  I want to invite you to consider joining
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Leaders Who Become Weird
Travel book writer Rick Steves notes, “You learn a lot about your country by leaving it and looking at it
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Facing this Difficult World Together
Before beginning class this morning, I asked these Nepalese students—most of whom are pastors—to tell me some of the daily
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Finding Greatness in Leadership
More than once I have heard Bill Hybels say, “The hope of the world is the church.” If this is
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Looking For God In All Of The Wrong Places
In the stifling heat, I set out today to visit a Buddhist temple. Buddhist temples are not hard to find
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Meeting God in Kathmandu
Part of what enables one to endure the thirty-three hours of travel time to Kathmandu—the hour wait on the tarmac
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