Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Feb 15, 2003
Have you noticed a difference in the salute given by our military men and women as President Bush walks by? Most folks would not notice anything, but those who have served in the military see it right away. Next time just watch for this: as President Bush leaves his helicopter or Air Force One,
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible” (Maxims of
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 27, 2003
When Abraham Lincoln was a boy he husked corn three days to pay for a second-hand copy of “The Life of Washington.” After he had read the book he said, “I don’t intend to shuck corn and split rails all my life.” When asked what he aspired to, he said, “Someday I’ll be president of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2003
*The Big Sale*
It was the day of the big sale.
Rumors of the sale and an advertisement in the local paper were the main reasons for the long line that formed in front of the store by 8:30, the store’s opening time.
A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed
Contributed by David Insell on May 5, 2003
" A good leader remains focused. Controlling your destination is better than being
Contributed by David Insell on May 5, 2003
" You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you everywhere if only
Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
“It’s not a picture of a CEO of a church –– sitting behind a desk or in a boardroom, making decisions, tapping gavels, dispatching memos, and announcing edicts it’s not a picture of a dynamic speaker who can hold an audience in his hand and bring people to tears and it’s not even a learned scholar
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on May 16, 2003
"Feddersen’s Fables" has the story of a rancher who rented a famous stallion, to sire a champion by one of his thoroughbred mares. The owner of the majestic beast delivered and unloaded the stallion directly into a corral, and the next day, the rancher rode another horse out onto the meadow and
DO YOU VOLUNTEER OR DO YOU HAVE TO BE DRAFTED?
I have never pastored in Tennessee the volunteer state, but sometimes I wish I did?
Will you do this? Well, let me pray about it?
I am told there is a little test to see who the leaders are in a church. Tear up some paper in little pieces and place
Seems there was a talented young man in the Midwest. There were terrible fires in Yellowsont National Park burning thousands of acres. This young man was gifted with the camera and could capture the heart of crisis on film.
So a well known national magazine hired the young man to picture this
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 24, 2003
I worked in a hog-slaughtering factory for a year when I first came to plant this church. The boss’s adult son used to walk around wearing a white hat and barking orders at everyone but none of the workers respected him the way they did his dad. They knew he was just a pretender. If
Contributed by Don Hawks on Nov 26, 2003
Quote from a monk named brother Jeremiah. "Listen carefully. If I had my life to live over again, I would try to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have ever been on this trip. I know very few things that I would take seriously next time
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 29, 2003
“When Alexander the Great was about to destroy the city Lampsacus, his old master Anaximenes came out to meet him.
Alexander, suspecting his design, that he would intercede for the city, being determined to destroy it, swore that he would not grant him any thing he should ask.
Contributed by Wes Richard on Jan 7, 2004
Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, (p. 249) uses this illustration. He has a sailboat and every summer his sailing crew and he have to deliver his sailboat by water to various harbors around the great lakes for regattas. Some of them are a long ways away. Sometimes he runs into storms
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 14, 2004
As Rick Warren says, “There are 750 Halls of Fame in America and 450 Who’s Who Publications, but you won’t find many real servants in those places. Noteriety means nothing to real servants because they know the difference between prominence and significance.” (1) You are never more like God than
Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Feb 9, 2004
Research from Barna concerning Leadership:
The Deception of Effective Leadership
Most pastors are content with the way things are going in their ministry. A national survey among pastors revealed that a majority feel they are doing an excellent or good job in leading people spiritually in
Contributed by Vernon Murray on Mar 4, 2004
Another great man, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, said, “It is hard to lead, when you look over your shoulder and there isn’t anyone there.” Well, that is what happens to Jesus. He comes to his own home town, and he looks over his shoulder and there isn’t anyone there. Well, that isn’t exactly
Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 17, 2004
Charles Caleb Colton once said, “To look back to antiquity is one thing, to
Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 26, 2004
Just getting out of the driveway was a major feat during last year’s snow and ice storms. One co-worker was relating how he used his seven-year-old son’s baseball bat to smash the slick coat of ice on his driveway. He got cold and went inside for a cup of coffee before attempting to clear the car.