If you have ever gotten your vehicle stuck in the mud or snow, then you understand how difficult it can be to become unstuck. Sometimes you can work the automobile back and forth to get yourself free. But, other times it takes someone or something to push you to get you out. Continue reading

In his book, Developing the Leader Within You, John Maxwell says leadership is influencing. Someone else has said if someone is influenced by you, then you’re a leader. Now you can debate the idea of leadership, but the truth is we all influence people. If you are a parent, you influence your children or grandchildren. You have influenced someone because you purchased something and someone else tried it out or liked it, and they went and bought it themselves.  Everyone influences someone. The question is how are you influencing people? As a believer, we are called to be a light in a dark world.(Matthew 5:16)

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If you have been part of the local church for very long, you know there are moments when you have been discouraged by the way things were going. In fact, your discouragement may have led you to stay home, or maybe to do or say things that were hurtful.

 

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