Spiritual Growth

10 Things I Would Change

It’s been over three years since I left the role of lead pastor and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on things I did while I was in that role. There are some things I wouldn’t change for anything and there are plenty of others that I wish I could get a do…

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How To Be An Encouragement When You Feel Empty

I think encouragement is something that goes hand in hand with ministry. Inevitably, someone that I am leading in ministry is hurting. It is just a fact of life. We are in a fallen world and there will always be people that are in need of an encouraging word. I heard my husband quote Charles Spurgeon once, “If you…

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How To Be A Self-Aware Leader

In the past five years, I seem to have continually been in a place where I needed to be more aware of who I am. Moving across the country, growing my family, and navigating a season of depression has caused me to take a good look at who God is, who I am, and who…

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How To Lead From The Bottom Up

When we think of leadership, we rarely consider terms such as bottom or weak, but rather top and strong. We define our idyllic leaders as sharp, innovative, visionary, and bright. Can you imagine being introduced this way: “I want you to meet Cedrick, our wonderful pastor who has lots of issues.”  Never do we aim…

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3 Ways To Die Daily As A Leader

I die daily. You should too. When I became a follower of Christ, I held onto these words from the apostle Paul. I didn’t fully understand the context of the verse back then but I understood the idea of the struggle expressed in 1 Corinthians 15:31. I understood that Paul made a daily choice to…

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The Kingdom Without The King

Do you remember the posters that were all the rage a few years back? Groups of people would be huddled outside a store in a shopping mall staring at a 2 x 3 poster of a random series of like-colored dots. You would cross your eyes, purposefully lose focus, change angles for what seemed like hours.  People…

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