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Plant Your Seeds Wisely

Posted by Rick Warren on

“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” (Genesis 1:11 NIV) Everything starts as a seed. That’s the first law of the harvest. Every achievement started as a dream seed...

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Tags: dream, reap, results, seeds, sow

Transformational Leadership Starts With Intentional Living

Posted by Dave Rudin on

The day I walked my freshman daughter through the halls of her new school, mapping out the course she would need to navigate on her first day of class it brought back a lot of memories: school colors sprinkled everywhere, rows of lockers, the smell of freshly polished floors, and the “I...

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Tags: leadership, personal growth, transformation

Strategies for Building a Quiet Time With God

Posted by Rick Warren on

“But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well” (Matthew 6:33 CEV). Everyone struggles with quiet time consistency from time to time. Know that if you’re struggling with it, you’re not alone! The...

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Tags: depend on god, growth, prayer, spiritual discipline

3 Questions to Ask of Any Bible Passage

Posted by Rick Warren on

“Does the LORD really want sacrifices and offerings? No! He doesn’t want your sacrifices. He wants you to obey him” (1 Samuel 15:22b CEV). If you aren’t experienced in applying God’s Word to your life, you might be frustrated. How do you do it?...

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Tags: bible, spiritual growth, study

How To Cultivate Hope

Posted by John C. Maxwell on

Since hope is such a beautiful thing, this question has to be asked: “Can anyone have it?” The answer is yes! Regardless of your present situation, background, personality, upbringing, or circumstances, you can be a person of hope. Doing the following three things will help you to...

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Tags: hope, leadership, motivation, teamwork, thinking

5 Practical Ways To Build Trust With Your Leaders

Posted by John C. Maxwell on

Have you ever experienced a “trust fall”? If you’ve been involved with leadership development and training, you’ve probably at least seen it done to help build trust within teams. Two people stand, arms locked, behind one person facing away from them. That person then...

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Tags: leadership, teams, trust

The Delicious Taste of Partnerships

Posted by Dave Rudin on

We can find them in food groups. We can find them in music. We can find them in entertainment. We can find them in philanthropic ventures. We can even find them in infamous criminal endeavors. And we can find them in business. And if we're fortunate, we'll find them in the Church. Great...

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Tags: partnership, teamwork

Be A Lid Lifter

Posted by Dave Rudin on

In an experiment, a scientist placed several fleas in a glass jar and they quickly jumped out. After putting the fleas back in the jar and a glass lid on top, the fleas jumped again, hit the lid and fell back down into the jar. After a while of being conditioned to the presence of the glass lid...

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Tags: equipping, inspiration, motivation, team