Tag Archives: character of a leader

The Word that Lives

Once upon a time there was a faithful man named Philip.  Philip loved God very much and spent his life serving and sharing the “Good News” in the foreign country of Zamzam.   Zamzam was a lovely place, and the people were even more lovely.   Philip spent many years traveling all over Zamzam telling…
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Why is God Good? – A Story

There once was a priest, a lover of Jesus who served the people of his town well. Every time the town faced difficulties they would approach the priest and ask that he pray for them.  The priest loved the people and was happy to pray for the community, and he would withdraw to a special…
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Speaking the Truth in Love

There is a comedian who has a bit where he describes some of the idiosyncrasies of living in the Southern United States. He laughs as he describes how people would say things like “That baby sure is ugly! Bless his little heart” or “Betsy sure looks fat in that dress. Bless her heart!”  He jokes…
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Growing Up in Christ: Friends not Servants

When my sons were younger, age three or four, it was perfectly reasonable for us as parents to set out their clothing, help them get dressed, cross the street and prepare their dinner plate.   Imagine if my son, the eldest being 21, still waited for mom and dad to set out his clothes, help…
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It Cuts Both Ways

"So, how did you find yourself living in Arizona?" I asked the twenty-something year old during a recent visit to the United States.   She took a deep breath and told me that she and her family are Muslim and lived in Bosnia during the war which saw the country torn apart by terrible conflict…
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All about Heart :: Michael Rose

Meet Michael Rose, the founder and Director of IamSignificant.ca.  In this short video Michael introduces IamSignificant.ca at it's very foundations- Heart.  Michael gives a brief overview of the resources available with IamSignificant.ca and also explains Christian Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction for cultivating more, vibrant meaningful lives.  Get a fuller picture of the heart that infuses IamSignificant.ca and…
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A Dream of Mine

On occasion, I have been asked "Where are you coming from with I am Significant?  Is it self-help/ self-improvement? Or is it spiritual / faith stuff?  Is it for the average Joe or the pastor or the business leader?  What is it?"  I smile and say "Yes, and more!" I am coming from a place…
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One Size Fits All Spirituality? – Ministry

As a recovering "Big Box" church pastor, I understand a lot of the challenges that face pastors. I have experienced the challenge they face to keep the church rolling, to provide a great Sunday service, and because of the size, the most efficient way to teach and minister to folks is the familiar meeting style.…
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Culture of Love in the Trinity

One of the things we like to do as human beings is to figure out whose in charge, who runs things or if you like, who has the power.  Once we get an idea of where the power lies, we want to figure out what our position is relative to that power, and then, in…
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Falling Fearlessly into Love

For a great many of the folks that I have had the privilege to work with, the smudge on the lens of Christian surrender has made genuine surrender very difficult. For many, when we speak about surrender we immediately think in the language of the world system which is often capitulation. Capitulation is the kind of…
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