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Don’t…the greatest way to lead

Published on July 25th, 2014

Don’t is such a negative word. Right? It’s up there with despicable, dreadful, and dismal (I’m stuck on the letter “d”). Maybe “don’t” has been a bit misunderstood though. It actually is a word that brings clarity. It’s the proverbial “line in the sand” kind of word. I recently found a great challenge that happens

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Courage

Published on July 24th, 2014

Courage is an amazing thing. I’d like to think that I am a courageous person, but I’m not so sure. Courage is something that gives an unusual amount of confidence to continue doing the next right thing. It’s facing tragedy, sickness, misfortune, death, and whatever else comes our way with a sense of purpose. Author

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Initiate…

Published on July 21st, 2014

I need to initiate more. Perhaps you feel the same way. When we initiate, we move forward. We create. We ship something that may be less than perfect. All of this is good. It’s very good. When we initiate there is something unique that happens; ideas flow, systems improve, and the cloud around uncertainty begins

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a bit o’ prayer…

Published on July 15th, 2014

Ask God for something. This is what I’ve been thinking about recently. Am I asking for something…anything? Am I asking on behalf of my family, friends, and community? God even invites us to do this. Need a job? Need a friend? Need a solution? Need parenting help? Need ___________________? Ask God for it. If you

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Tonia Koehler on summer…

Published on July 10th, 2014

Three out of the last four weeks we’ve had the fun of grandparents staying with us. Now there are just eight of us, and it seems quiet. Today felt like a lazy, summer day at home with my kids. We even bought a new slip-n-slide with a shark on it. I’m not sure what to

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the upside of integrity

Published on July 7th, 2014

Integrity – you want it! This is something that matters and can take you far in life. Here’s what integrity will do for you. It allows you to live safely and it gives you a solid platform for meaningful impact. That impact may be your family, it could be your work, it could be your

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