Author: Chris

Master Leaders: A Book Review

A while back, I received Master Leaders by George Barna with Bill Dallas for my part in the Tyndale Blog Network. (Tyndale provides me a copy of the book and I get to review it.) The review has taken longer than usual, because I took longer than usual to read the book. Sounds like a “duh” moment, but trust me, it is not.  Mr. Barna takes the reader on a journey through a “shop talk on leadership” by getting his readers to imagine sitting down in room with many of the best leaders on the earth today. You could...

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Why I Choose to be Happy

Today is Monday and I will be happy. I choose the happiness of a Monday, consciously and actively. I will not complain about my health today because I am alive to appreciate the health that I do have.  I will not gloat over the small of things, because the smallest of things try men’s souls so we may appreciate every breath. I will choose happiness of time even though I might run out of time in a day, because some people will not see the end of today. I will choose happiness on a Monday and here are 21...

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10 Ways to be a Great Parent

  None of us wants to stink as parents, but some of us just might be getting there. We want a positive future for our children and we want to see them succeed in every way. Our future is determined by our actions in the present, not the past. Today is the day to begin living for the future. Parenting has future rewards that are beyond our imagination.  These ten ways are not guarantees, but they are a start. Enjoy! Live the example of how you want your children to grow. Stop being your child’s friend and be their...

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“Before You Change the World…”

“Before you can change the world, you must change yourself.” I have heard the above quote many times, but have no idea who said it first. The quote is absolutely true, we must begin to change ourselves before we change the world. When we change, the world sees a change in us and they want to make the positive change too. Here are some words found in the back of No More Mondays by Dan Miller (page 241) attributed as found on a tomb dated A.D. 1100 of an Anglican Bishop at Westminster Abbey: When I was young and...

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$4 Coffee

Coffee has mystical powers! I am not sure where the powers behind this dark drink originate, but I know coffee has the tremendous power to kick start the human mind each morning and prepare them for the hectic day ahead. Without coffee, people can become zombies and some even cross the line into the irritated zombie world. Coffee seems to be the waking force to Americans across this land. As a result of the mystical coffee power, people are spending a HUGE amount on coffee each morning. Now I understand that you may not be one of these people,...

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