Category Archives: Confessions of a Leader

Forests and Trees and Work, Oh My

   I don’t know if you are a forest or trees person, but I tend to think everyone falls into one of these two categories. You probably know the saying — can’t see the forest for the trees. I think the point is that we can get so bogged down on individual details that we lose sight of the big picture. This problem is real, it’s just not mine. I easily get so caught up with the forest that I can’t see the trees. When I have a lot going on at the same time, or when a project…

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Cheeseburger Pizza

In the past two years, while going through a difficult season of life, I have received my fair share of unsolicited advice. While I would love to tell you that I took it all in stride, the reality is the impact of unsolicited opinions has had a fairly negative impact on my psyche. I have come to believe that advice given in this manner, without the proper permission from the receiver, can be one of the greatest hindrances to healing. You might have really good points. I am sure you are super smart. But if you don’t have relational…

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