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Sitting Out A Blessing

Summarizing a segment of a sermon and biblical passage… to tease out a few tips for stronger families and stronger church communities

CEOs of the home can’t fall asleep on the job of empowering the home. To do so is to miss out on a blessing


Feeling Boxed-In

Life throws at you many curves that can often have you feeling boxed in. Leadership is about making smart decisions in the face of tough situations that leave everyone better in the end.

A few basic fundamental considerations when a family is facing turmoil and outside pressures


When Out of the Spotlight: Personal Integrity

We have one face at home, another at work/school, another online, and yet another still at church. Who is the real you? What does that say about who you are?

In a world demanding transparency and authenticity, the one who has mastered integrity stands out as genuine and trustworthy.

The good thing is that integrity can be learned and perfected. Much like leadership, it can be taught at home and applied in many settings.

Who you are when no one is looking is very telling of the character you have.


A Higher Calling

The role of heads of household is a higher calling that many underestimate. Too many take the responsibilities very lightly. The implications aren’t appreciated right away until it’s a bit too late.

Maybe it’s time more people took their calling to lead a household a bit more serious. Thankfully, it can be done. Read on a bit more about this Higher Calling


Power of the Collective: When 2 or 3 Are Gathered

There are those who love to take on challenges alone. Could be an ego thing or just how they were taught to handle life’s pressures. While that may be cool in some instances, social beings that humans are, it’s easier to face challenges with the help of others.

The saying that misery loves company does have a certain ring of truth to it. When under high pressure and intense challenges, it’s good to have company help you through the tough times.

The family unit is a great source of support that also benefits from being supported by it’s local community. There is power in numbers, that’s the power of the collective.


Part 4- Best Return on Personal Investment

The best investment one can be advised to make is in one’s self. The more you work on yourself, the better you can understand who you are. The more you push yourself forward to improve, the better you become at being yourself at your best self.

Bottom line, there is always some work to be done to improve. Doing the work now means later having access to better results. The family you lead depends on you being your best. It’s never too late to work on getting better, so long as you’re alive with functional capabilities.

This is the last part of a 4 part series called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving”


Part 3- From Hindering to Serving

Part 3 of 4 in this series from the presentation called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving” is about the ways of shifting one’s mindset. While not the definitive how-to guide, it is a thought provoking look. Certain habits need to be set in auto-pilot mode to function well in life. However, it’s a good idea to review held beliefs and examine them from time to time for relevancy.

The defense mechanism that helped you survive the school yard may or may not be the right means to survive the workforce. The cherished practices in one’s parent’s home may not suit the children being raised in your home. Adjusting is key. This is a high altitude look about some ways to examine one’s beliefs. Feel free to add your own methods in the comment section


Part 2- Auto- Pilot Believing

Having routines is a wonderful way to streamline decision making. The more complex a task, the more valuable certain routines are to keep up speed in making decisions. But, is there a dark side to routines?

When teaching children to make their own routines, what should one look out for? This post is a small consideration about beliefs and how they can work in auto-pilot mode. This aspect of belief systems is part 2 of 4 in a series based on a presentation called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving”.


Part 1- Titans of Beliefs

In the Biblical story of David and Goliath, there are three types of personalities worth considering. Their mindset played a huge role in how they handled the challenge thrown at them. What mindset do you subscribe to? Can such a view change?

When looking at leading a family, which mindset do you hold and which do you encourage inside your home/

This is the first part of a four part set of posts around the presentation called “Are your beliefs hindering or serving”


That Moment When God Calls Your Name

Everyone has a name. It’s the universal identifier everyone shares, no matter the culture around it. How great the legacy of your name is depends on what you do with the options life gives you. Everyone has a call. Every family has a legacy to create and leave. The option of greatness is yours to make. The children in your dependency will learn their legacy based on the choices you make. The call is simple, be the best version of you that you can be. The process is at times hard and difficult, but so well worth the effort.

Post is based and influenced by the story of Samuel in the Bible