Lonely at the Top

"They began to speak against God and Moses. 'Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die here in the wilderness?' They complained. 'There is nothing to eat here and nothing to drink. And we hate this horrible manna!'" Numbers 21:5 NLTIf I thought it, I was wrong. No...

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Leaders Lead

Nehemiah 1:4 "When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed." (NIV)I couldn't believe it. After all these years, my hometown was still in shambles. Only the church was standing.It was autumn when my brother and others...

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Genuine and Caring Leadership

It was a warm, humid and very still Saturday morning in early January, typical of the weather you expect in Sydney in the middle of a hot Australian summer. I was out of bed early as the first task of the day was to take my car to my local tire service centre for a...

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The Story of Hana Serawit

Ethiopia, 1999, a tiny, three-year old girl is found abandoned near a temporary army post.Soldiers on night security patrol heard the cry of a baby in the nearby forest. When they searched the area, they found a little girl, covered with a hand-woven blanket and...

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Mr. Cruikshanks

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.I had a great English teacher called Mr. Cruikshanks (a wonderful Scottish name) when I was in High School. He not only taught me how to effectively read...

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Shepherds and Butchers

A preacher was taking a group of Christians on a tour of the Holy Land. He had just read them the parable of the good shepherd and was explaining to them that, as they continued their tour, they would see shepherds on the hillsides just as in Jesus' day. He wanted to...

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