From Power to Power and Glory to Glory

One of the most disturbing rhythms in cardiology is called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), an erratic and irregular heart rhythm that poses multiple problems from fatigue to strokes. Whether it’s by simple medications or invasive means, I will do anything to change my patient’s heart rate to a regular and controlled rhythm. At the end, however, it is not whether one has AFib or not; the real question is what caused the Afib. 

When we take “spiritual vitals” it becomes evident that many Christ-followers are living in “Atrial Fibrillation,” where their hearts and souls are disturbed, filled with doubt, unbelief, anxiety, and fear. This translates into a spiritual “stroke,” rendering the Christ-follower weak, unsteady, and powerless. What is the cause of a powerless life and can it be overcome? 

Emotional Landmines

In a recent discussion, the situation in Israel was brought up. What situation? It’s a situation many people don’t know of.

There are churches that have fallen into disrepair because they cannot be accessed to be maintained. In the 1950s and 1960s, landmines were placed around these buildings and access to them have been limited.

Access to these buildings has also been deadly.

There are fences around the locations of known landmines. Signs are posted to beware of the potential landmines buried unseen beneath the ground. There are more than one million landmines buried in and around Israel.

These unseen dangers have destroyed lives. They have taken the limbs and lives of children who are playing and enjoying life. These landmines have killed men and women.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Anaconda

Logo for Reel LeadershipToday’s Reel Leadership article comes from the 1997 movie Anaconda. Starring Jennifer Lopez as Terri Flores, Ice Cube as Danny Rich, Jon Voight as Paul Serone, Eric Stoltz as Dr. Steven Cale, Jonathan Hyde as Warren Westridge, Owen Wilson as Gary Dixon, Kari Wuhrer as Denise Kalberg, Vincent Castellanos as Mateo, and Danny Trejo as a poacher, Anaconda tells the sad tale of a movie crew hoping to see an unexplored people group.

Things go bad when Terri, Danny, Steven, Warren, Gary, and Denise pick up a stranded Paul. His presence sends their whole expedition sideways.

Ice Cube in the movie Anaconda

Prepare to go back in time to the crazy ’90s when movies were so bad they were good.

You’ll also experience a Reel Leadership experience with Anaconda. Anaconda is flush with leadership lessons. Sit back, grab the popcorn, and get ready to explore leadership through the lens of Anaconda.

A Great Resource For Your Business Graphic Design Needs

Business marketing strategies are getting more creative by the day. And this is due to a cut-throat competition that urges marketers to put their thinking hats on when it comes to advertising. But ever since, there is one marketing element that hasn’t changed over the years: Graphic design.

And with so many graphic design services, businesses fall prey to companies that can’t deliver, losing money down the road. However, one company promises “fast, simple, and affordable” graphic design, and that is Penji. 

In this comprehensive review, we’re going to weigh the differences between Penji (yes, this is an affiliate link but it doesn’t cost you a thing. In fact, use code JML15 and receive 15% off your first month!) and its competitors. And why Penji is one of the rising graphic design stars with clients all over the United States today. 

Leading In A Secular World

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership.

But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an employee of the church and need to find employment in the traditional sphere of work or you have chosen to leave on your own. Or maybe you never worked in the church but you love God and are a Christian.

Man with his arms stretched wide praising God

Photo by Zac Durant

These situations can be tough. You know the world can be unkind to Christians. Many Christians believe they’re persecuted and made fun of because of their faith.

They can’t imagine what it would take to lead as a Christian in a secular business.