John Maxwell wrote an excellent book titled: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. It’s a great read and I highly recommend it, but 21 laws to follow is a lot to keep in mind. I want to reduce it to 2 laws of leadership. Of course there are more, but if I only had two, I would mention the two found at the end of Nehemiah Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. Casting a Vision – 2:17-18 (Today) and Getting…
Whether you are raising a young man or you are one , this is an insightful read from Tim Challies. Read the full blog post here. What God means to accomplish in young men are rarely great deeds that are visible to the public, but the invisible construction of a foundation of godly character that will serve them for the rest of their lives. -Tim Challies
“As a man who has been fatherless almost all my life, I have found that defining masculinity is deceptively difficult. I didn’t have someone around to demonstrate true and healthy manhood. My father’s absence has been a source of grief and regret, but this sense of longing has driven me to God for answers, fulfillment, and sonship. He is my one faithful Father, my heavenly one.” Read the rest here.
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. This is the title of a book that I read many years ago. The title has forever captured my attention. Its because its not about being flashy, popular, or fast (which are all values in our culture). The book is about getting up each and every day, even when we are knocked down by our own mistakes or by others. Its about continuing to do the same thing over and over again in the same direction – the right direction….
“Your daughter knows when you tell her ‘You’re beautiful’ that what you mean is ‘You’re beautiful to me.’ And though initially she may perceive this to be the most well-meaning lie ever told to her, in time she will grow to recognize it as the most basic truth she can ever hear you speak.’ Read the full blog by Jen Wilkin.