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Love Works…at Work

Published on May 31st, 2014

Imagine a workplace where people felt genuine care. Imagine a workplace where there was a deeper interest in people than the bottom line. Imagine a workplace where the leaders were passionate about the advancement of others. When we let love work at work, these imaginations can become a reality. Loving well at work might look

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10,000 meals (I Love ValleyPoint Church)!

Published on May 30th, 2014

I’m continually amazed, impressed, and proud of ValleyPoint Church! We recently had the opportunity to partner with Stop Hunger Now to pack 10,000 nutritious meals for those in need. It was a great event! The energy, the smiles, and the participation from children to adults was…fantastic. And get this…in about 45 minutes we were able

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An event and a process…

Published on May 24th, 2014

Forgiveness is both an event and a process. The event happens immediately…the process occurs over time. The event is simply making the choice to forgive. It’s saying, “I will forgive.” The process is the next step and takes time, hard work, and a lot of intention. The process is saying… + I’m done bringing this

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Guest Post from Brian Barr – Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of AgileTrailblazers®

Published on May 21st, 2014

I enjoy learning from other leaders. My friend Brian Barr is the founder, CEO, and president of AgileTrailblazers® – a management consultancy firm. You can read more about his firm here.  He recently attended a conference and received a book called Joy, Inc. that speaks of building a workplace people love. Here is Brian’s post.

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What about those I hate?

Published on May 16th, 2014

It seems that we all have an individual (or two…or three?!) that fall into the category of people that I really don’t want to see.” Perhaps we would even say, “I hate that person.”For some, hate may be a strong word. It may be a strong word for those who think that everybody loves them.

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These smiles…

Published on May 15th, 2014

There‘s nothing quite like a smile. I‘m thankful for the people who smile into my life. My friends Kathy, Tom, and Willie are some of the happiest people I know. Their smiles are contagious. Just their presence (and smile) changes the temperature of the room. I‘ve seen it happen and have personally benefited from their

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Love Works!

Published on May 14th, 2014

Love works…well. That seems like a disputable statement. Often those who attempt to compassionately love and place the needs of others first are quickly trampled, disregarded as irrelevant, and seen as soft. It seems that survival in a modern world takes toughness, strength, and a sharp focus on my interests. Or, does it? What if

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This group…

Published on May 13th, 2014

For the past eight months, I have worked with an advisory group. I must say, this group has been amazing! I enjoyed every meeting and found myself being helped with their insight, perspective, and astute assessments. They advised me on strategy, sermon preparation, and systems that have helped and continue to help make ValleyPoint Church

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An Amazing Stat…

Published on May 9th, 2014

42% vs 85%. These percentages may not mean much until you attach substance to each number. For ValleyPoint Church, these are significant stats that speak to a great story of God’s provision! Here’s the deal… We recently walked through a capital campaign so that we could move forward with our “Real Home.” We did not

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fixing the gaps

Published on May 3rd, 2014

In just about any relationship there will be gaps between expectations (the things we believe will happen) and experiences (the things that actually happen). How we manage “the gaps” will determine the success of that relationship. Successful relationships (personal or business) go to great lengths to believe the best about the other person when they

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