I have to say I was intrigued when I received the book, Sneezing Jesus. The title is intriguing. What could Sneezing Jesus be about?
The book asks the question: Are you ready to be human? This seems counterintuitive. After all, aren’t we all human?
Sneezing Jesus delves into this question and more. And reveals truths that you may not have thought about before.
Within the first few pages of Sneezing Jesus, Hardin had me hooked. He makes the point that Jesus saddled Himself with indigestion and urination and all manner of humanness. Too often, we overlook Jesus’ human-side as we look at His divine side.
But where does this take us? What do Jesus’ indigestion and urination and other bodily functions have to do with being human? More importantly, what does it have to do with us spreading Jesus’ love to others? Read more...
As a man of faith, I believe God can change our lives for the better. Through Him we receive the ability to persevere and have hope for a better tomorrow.
In 2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything, Bob Beaudine’s latest book, Bob shares 3 questions that will disrupt our lives. I believe these 3 questions can also change your leadership.
The 3 Questions That Will Change Everything
The premise behind 2 Chairs is that we need to spend time conversing, not just talking TO, God. By using 2 chairs we will have a visual representation of our conversation with God.
This is an amazing premise. Yet, I love what Bob’s mother shared with him at one point in his life.
What were those questions?
1. Does God know your situation?
2. Is it too hard for Him to handle? Read more...
Could you imagine living a life of abject poverty? You don’t know where your next meal will come from. You don’t know how long it will take you to walk the 5 kilometers to school? There’s even the possibility your mother or father will be dead upon your return.
Everything is uncertain. And everything is unpleasant. That was the life of you Phiona Mutesi.
Growing up in Katwe, a slum in Uganda, that was Phiona’s life. She had no certainty. And life was more than likely going to be extremely hard on her.
Then everything changed when she stumbled upon a chess club run by Robert Katende.
Robert hadn’t led a great life either. He was a war refugee who became a missionary through Sports Outreach Institute.
He helped Phiona change the course of her life. And that of many other Ugandan children. Read more...
Have you wandered through life wondering what your purpose really was? Do you know who you truly are?
I know a lot of us grow through periods of time when we are completely lost. We don’t know what to do or where to turn.
That’s why I smiled as I read through Jason Pockrandt’s new book, The Confident Father’s Guidebook: 5 Steps To Personal Transformation.
His story mirrors mine closely. Working jobs I didn’t enjoy and not knowing where, or how, to get to where I wanted to be.
His words rang true.
Not only that, Jason’s words were inspiring. They renewed my hope in better things.
1. I don’t live to work. Today I Live To Give.
Jason found a passion he didn’t know he had. He discovered he was created to give.
Give his life. Give his time. Give hope. Read more...
Harry S. Truman is known for a great quote about leadership. Truman said “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
Looking at the people I’ve followed throughout my lifetime, I’ve discovered this to be true. Leaders are readers. They know they need to be consuming the thoughts of others so they can expand their influence.
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With this in mind, I’ve cultivated a habit of reading over the years. I try to read as much as possible so I can comprehend what other leaders are thinking.
Reading is one of the easiest ways to get into the minds of the greats. They’ve recorded their thoughts for all of us to read.
Who wouldn’t want to pick up a book and glean the insights from those who have gone before us? That’s why reading is so vital to a leader. Read more...