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IL 11/18/22: Fear

IL 11/18/22: Fear

(Audio transcription below)  Fear is a very complex human emotion:  – It can be Practical….See a copperhead snake & decide to back up  – It can be Paralyzing: Overpowered by stress or anxiety and we can’t get out of bed.  What I want us to consider this morning are the common fears which cause us to get stuck from moving forward in a healthy manner, in a way which we know we should go.    Indiana Jones – Leap of…

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An Ideal Team Player

An Ideal Team Player

Are you a good employee or co-worker? When you show up at work or at home, are people glad you have arrived and are part of their team? Are you a good team player? Do you know how to play well with others? Do you know how to hire people who are solid team players?  So much of our satisfaction at work is derived from who we work with as well as what we do. Working in a healthy team…

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Links to Learning

Links to Learning

How to Raise Sons of Courage & Character Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know Raising Sons of Courage: We need all the wisdom we can get in this area. I also included a link to an excellent book about the importance of the relationship between fathers and daughters.  Naturalist Traces The “Astounding Flyaways of Migratory Birds The Extraordinary Lives of Migratory Birds: I found this episode fascinating. I would understand if you listen and then conclude…

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IL 10/21/22: Trusting God’s Re-casting & Redeeming of Time

IL 10/21/22: Trusting God’s Re-casting & Redeeming of Time

(Audio Transcription Below) RE-CASTING: Coming to grip with yourself – Exodus 2:16-22 Moses settled into his new life: He embraced his new career – shepherding, he got married & had children. The name of the child reveals something important in Moses. This was a profound admission.  Moses finally acknowledged what was underneath his behavior. He was finally able to admit that all his life he had struggled with his identity.  Moses was so accustomed to being unclear about his identity…

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How Long?

How Long?

How long? It is a question that echoes throughout the ages and haunts the mind of mankind.  The question is so universal that we are not surprised to find it scattered throughout the poems of every generation. The most prolific songwriter of the 10th century BC was King David. David expresses emotions we have all experienced, “I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears…I am weak…My soul is greatly troubled. But you, O LORD,…

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IL 10/07/22: Lessons from the Desert

IL 10/07/22: Lessons from the Desert

(Audio Transcription Below) Admiral William McRaven, Navy Seal – delivers commencement speech at the University of Texas titled, “What it Takes to Change the World”. Listen to just one of his points – what he calls “The Circus”. In his speech, McRaven says– “Everyone makes the Circus list, because of the Circus men built inner strength and resiliency, life is filled with Circus’ – you will fail, you will likely fail often, it will be painful, it will be discouraging,…

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IL 09/24/22: Taking Matters into Your Own Hands

IL 09/24/22: Taking Matters into Your Own Hands

(Audio Transcription Below) Theme: Learning about then moving away from a False Self-Assessment & Faulty Operating System  Before Moses can become an effective leader – he must see himself correctly. He can’t live under a False-Self Assessment – AND Moses must see that his current operating system and his current way of getting things done is faulty. Video:Poor Self-Assessment  Background: Year 1500 BC – The Israelites are locked into slavery in Egypt (Exodus 1:12-16). The Israelites population became a concern for…

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Achieving Peace . . . Not Possible!

Achieving Peace . . . Not Possible!

Maybe you are like me, foolishly thinking that as soon as I get something done, as soon as I check an item off my to-do list, as soon as I complete a project, as soon as I round this corner, then I can relax; I can finally achieve peace. Like a mirage, achieving peace often seems to be just within our reach when suddenly it’s gone, and we are back in the spin cycle of achievement. In his blog, Oliver…

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IL 09/09/22: Moses-Where Are You?

IL 09/09/22: Moses-Where Are You?

(Audio Transcription Below) Stated Purpose of Iron Leadership: “To act like men by equipping men to be better leaders in their own personal lives, their homes, their work, their churches and city for the sake of God’s Glory.”  This phrase: “act like men” is lifted from the last chapter of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians (16:13). The phrase comes at the close of the Apostle Paul’s difficult letter – difficult because the people in the church at Corinth were chaotic…

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Preparing For Leadership

Preparing For Leadership

“You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes- that means your preparation. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you’re going to get found out now, under the bright lights of the ring.” Leadership is hard. Real leadership requires you to take on the hardest assignment not delegate them…

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