The Challenge & Resistance of Raising Up Leaders


I have read a lot of leadership books recently. Many of them stress the importance of identifying and training new leaders. While we have discussed the importance of training new leaders through mentoring, we have not discussed the importance of identifying leaders.

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Advent and the Manager Book Give-Away


Greetings Friends,

I hope that you all had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday reflecting on God’s goodness and his grace while enjoying time with family members and friends. I know that many are back to the gym this week and again monitoring their food intake, I know I am. Now the Christmas season is upon us.

For Western Christian churches, Sunday marked the beginning of Advent. Advent is a Latin word that means coming, and it is a period of waiting which commemorates the first coming of Christ while preparing our hearts for his return. While many approach the Christmas season being consumed by the hustle and bustle of this world, God calls his people to a place a reflection, prayer, and rejoicing during this special time.

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Love You More, An Adoption Story

Hi Friends,

November is National Adoption Month and I did not want the month to pass without discussing the topic here. I love the thought of adoption. I love that as a result of Christ’s shed blood on the cross, I have been adopted into God’s kingdom. My adoption provides me with a new family and has opened a whole new world of possibilities.

One of those possibilities is the reality of now writing for God’s glory. As a result of writing, I have been able to connect with other Christian women who are passionately sharing the love of Jesus through writing and living. Thanks, Redbuds! It was excited to hear about fellow Redbud, Jennifer Grant’s adoption story and wanted to share it with you.

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