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Leadership Praise

The Power of Real Praise

The Power of Real Praise

Public praise empowers your team to be the leaders you already know they are.  It was a brisk and beautiful April day, but I was as nervous as I’d ever been. This was my first day on the job as the new chairman of Herschend Family Entertainment, and Jack Herschend was going to introduce me

Grow Your Faith Like You Grow Your Career

In our efforts to balance faith, family, and career, faith almost always takes a backseat. A typical day goes something like this: Every morning I get up early, lace up my running shoes, and head out the door for my daily run. About forty-five minutes later it’s time for a quick shower, and then I

What You Won’t See on Sitcoms about Children

Flip through primetime’s sitcoms, and it won’t take you long to absorb what our culture thinks about children: they drain your love life, your wallet, your independence, your patience, and your sanity. If there’s one message you probably won’t get, it’s the one God wants you to hear: children are a blessing. Yes, you will

Resurrection Year: Broken Dreams & New Beginnings

Expectation. Expectation. Expectation. Disappointment. After ten years of tear-soaked prayers, repeatedly dashed hopes, and multiple failed rounds of IVF, Sheridan Voysey and his wife come to a heart-breaking conclusion—their dream of having a child is over. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they leave their jobs, pack their bags, and embark on a journey

Park Benches on a Fall Day

Make Space for Grace

But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God. —Daniel 6:10 NLT Space matters. Whether we are positioning a

Hands praying over a Bible

The Surprising Benefits of Praying Alone

“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” -Matthew 14:23 (NIV) Some people load their days with activities, clutter their calendars with appointments and fill the air with music — anything to drown out the sounds of silence. Which is too bad, really. Because God often speaks in

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