Encouragement – like it or not

The road ahead may seem impossible, might even seem like there is no road ahead, but that’s how life is. Mysterious, overgrown with complications, messy and often cold … Fear Not! Deuteronomy 31:6 (MSG) “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” And if that’s not encouraging enough fast foward to Ephesians 3:20-21 where these inspiring words are found “God can do anything, you …

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Leadership vs Followship

I’ve been thinking. Surprising, huh? I read page after page every day of how to be a leader, how to direct and orchestrate the activities of others, how to turn chaos into creativity and ideas into innovative performance. I don’t read much about how to be a follower. There isn’t as much glamor in saying I’m a follower instead of I’m a leader.  Well, I’m different. I’m a self-admitted follower.  In fact, I’m an expert at followship because I pay attention to leadership.  I’ve never done this here before, but …

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Refining Grace