Monthly Archives: May 1997

Competent All the Way Around

CCF Brands, the egg shipper, is contributing to all sorts of socially promising works (doing good). They’re able to do that because they are turning a profit year after year (staying viable). And one key reason they are turning a profit is because they haven’t forgotten who they are—a food […]

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Measuring Success Correctly

“The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” JOB 1:21 It’s often difficult to tell who is successful and who’s not. Our culture holds up a standard of success that centers on money, prestige, and power, and it’s easy for followers […]

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Headed for Destruction?

Pride goes before destruction.  PROVERBS 16:18 What does pride look like in your life? “Wait a minute,” you might say. “I don’t have a problem with pride.” No one’s accusing you of having a problem—not exactly. But take a careful look in the mirror. View your words and your actions—all […]

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A View from the Heart

With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. PSALM 62:4 Some people are horrible liars, usually because they simply lack the practice. With a little effort, they no doubt could develop the skill. All it takes for starters is a few honest compliments, and those are easy […]

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The Dangerous Side of Voice

I mentioned earlier how too often we’re content to mime others instead of honing our own voice. We readily take on the persona and styling of our favorite authors, speakers, leaders and pastors. I believe that when we do this, we become less of ourselves. If the only ideas or […]

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