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Is Self-Promotion a Bad Idea?

Is Self-Promotion a Bad Idea?

I have a natural aversion to self-promotion. So much so that I tended to do the opposite. I held back. I didn’t want to be seen as one of those self-promoting ‘others’ who have a greater-than-reality view of themselves and don’t deliver on what they offer. Then I...
13 Signs You’re Humble

13 Signs You’re Humble

Many of today’s Christian circles have twisted humility into an excuse to be religious, self-deprecating and deterrent of all encouragement or praise. Perhaps you’ve observed this all-too-familiar occurrence in Church: someone preaches a powerful message on stage and...
Be as Shrewd as a Snake

Be as Shrewd as a Snake

I like to take action quickly. This applies when helping others and to investment opportunities. A business friend of mine needed help with his cash flow for a short period of time. So, being a good friend, I didn’t hesitate to lend him some money… “A good man...
Where Will My Help Come From?

Where Will My Help Come From?

“I’ve racked up $80,000 of debt and I’m sorry I didn’t tell you” Silence… My husband didn’t speak to me for the next two days as he thought through whether he was staying with me or walking out on this disaster I’d got us in to. All my life I’ve felt called to the...
5 Heavenly Employee Benefits

5 Heavenly Employee Benefits

Are you nervous to go in to the office because of all the sarcastic ‘good-natured fun’, that really isn’t much fun at all? The gossip, ruthless ambition and ‘I’m in it for myself’ culture can wear you down for sure. Here are 5 ways we look to create a culture of...
The True Secret of Success

The True Secret of Success

My heart is racing as I write this. I’m sure it will create some controversy-but that is not the reason I wrote it. The reason I wrote this article is simple. Someone needs to speak the truth. Here’s what I mean… Everywhere I go in the Internet marketing...
How Heaven Influences Marketing

How Heaven Influences Marketing

“I don’t want people to feel manipulated by our marketing” Learning the in’s and out’s of marketing has been challenging for me as I’ve navigated the two seeming opposites of getting our message out there and doing so in a way that feels good. Here is what Holy Spirit...
Being Small is NOT Humility

Being Small is NOT Humility

About 15 years ago I had this friend from church named Steve. Steve was early 30’s, young kids, in the “compression zone” of life. Had some kind of OK job, was paying the bills (barely, I suspect, like most of us) and squeaking by. Then one day he got handed a BIG...
Putting Things in Divine Order

Putting Things in Divine Order

Do you feel the pressure of serving the world well with what God has given you? Is the burden of knowing how to get your great products and services to people weighing you down? I discovered that I’m feeling that way too. Here’s a conversation I had with Jesus that...