The Blessing in Showing Up

I am not one to show up to places just for the sake of showing up. If the purpose of me being present somewhere- anywhere- is to put in facetime, I would sooner stay home. Unfortunately once I entered ministry, facetime became a huge part of the expectation while I was in training. We were always expected to be in place- at meetings, at services, at conferences, etc.- just in case we were called upon (which we seldom were). It did however teach me discipline and the importance of being faithful.
 

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Why Titles Are Important and Why We Should Use Them

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times- titles aren’t important. Most of the time the people who are making this statement either don’t have a title or benefit from entitlements that come from being white, male, or older. Since I am none of those things, my titles (I happen to have two) are important particularly in my vocation

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Why Your Vision is Still Just a Vision

Everyone wants to be a visionary. In fact most people, especially preachers and creative types, like to describe themselves as visionaries. Why? Because we have lots of visions. Big visions. Awe-inspiring visions. As grand as that sounds, ‘vision’ is just a high-minded word for an idea that may or may not come to pass depending on what you do about it.

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