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  • Jesus Didn’t Make “Christian” Furniture, He Made “Good” Furniture

    I’m constantly encouraging Christians to stop making such a clear boundary between the secular and sacred in all areas of life. For instance, when it comes to careers, too many Christians view themselves and their work as “Christian filmmaking,” “Christian writing,” “Christian leadership,” “Christian education,” etc. Certainly there are times when we’re producing a project […]

  • Do you feel unequipped for your calling?

    Are there times where you feel like the call that has been placed on your life is in fact for someone else? What I mean by this is that the call is too big for you; there is no way that with the knowledge and skills that you possess that God could have called you […]

  • Be Careful of the “Failure Fad”

    There’s something happening out there that I’m starting to call a “failure fad.” Social media is being flooded with quotes about how great failing is, and how much it can teach us. Quotes like: “Failure is success if we learn from it” by Malcolm Forbes or “Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying […]

  • Finding Joy in Your Work

    When asked what makes you joyful, you probably have a quick answer that actually describes what makes you happy. I know I do that. But if I think for a second about the difference between happiness and joy, I end up thinking much longer than a second. Because I remember that joy is something deeper […]

  • After Covid disruptions, are you waiting for your business to return to normal?

    2020 was a tough year. Nobody in business will doubt that. However, as we have kicked over and into 2021, there are a lot of people waiting for things to return to normal. But what if they don’t? There is a very good chance that the world has changed and that the world we are […]

  • Why repetition is a key to success

    I read a fantastic book recently called The Outliers. Among other pearls of wisdom, I read about The Beatles and how they got their start in music. Back before music really became a ‘thing’, The Beatles formed their band simply as some musician friends wanting to have some fun. A local pub was looking for […]

  • Why you need to become a decision-maker this new year

    I am always surprised each new year how people will randomly say how the next year is going to be better than one before, or the ones previous to it. My immediate thought is, why? Why does one year automatically get better than the previous one if you’ve not really done anything different this year […]

  • Are you bringing your business before God?

    Business is tough, the economy is about to go through an interesting phase and so there is a lot of uncertainty in our world at present. As a Christian in business, are you bringing your business before God? Do you find a time each day to just stop and sit with your Creator and give […]

  • Do you need to be nice to be a leader?

    This may be a generational thing, but there’s been a growing idea lately that leaders have to be “nice.”  The idea is that to be effective, they have to be friendly with their team, create an atmosphere where people aren’t upset, and generally be, well, nice. But looking back over my career, the greatest leaders […]

  • How you can turn your disadvantage into your advantage

    I am reading an amazing book called Chase the Lion, which was given to me by my pastor. Don’t you love it when you have a big-thinking pastor who is daring you to chase a lion (roughly interpreted to chase something bigger than you believe you have the skills to)? In the book, the pastor, […]

  • Will the Pandemic Reshape Notions of Female Leadership?

    Well it’s been a while since I put pen to paper for this amazing and worthy publication. Life has been crazy this past 6 months – no excuse, but a reason. The craziness included working overseas and called back on the last flight to Oz due to the pandemic. Enforced lock down – that’s another […]

  • What’s Your Best Time To Create?

    Science tells us that we’re driven by cycles, which I believe impacts our creativity. Although we can force ourselves to do almost anything, I think we do our best work at specific times of the day. For me, it’s morning. From about 6am to noon I do my best writing. After that I can do […]