Being A Leader

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“No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one.” – Sir Archibald Wavell

We need great leaders, and we need great followers.

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Impartial?

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“Nowadays people seem to imagine that impartiality means readiness to treat lies and truth the same, to hold white as bad as black and black as good as white. I, on the contrary, believe that without integrity a man had much better not approach a problem at all.”  – Orde Charles Wingate

No words to add – this is just perfect.

Review: New Morning Mercies

This is a wonderful way to literally start one’s day with grace, and many thanks to marie gregg for allowing me to reblog her review!

(And please pardon my recent absence from this site…been a bit ill.)

Along the Way

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Gentle Reader,

Paul David Tripp and I would have a lively debate over the Doctrines of Grace if we were to ever meet, but I’ll recommend this book to anyone (Calvinist or not).

For years I’ve struggled to find a good devotional. So many are shallow and sappy. While I don’t necessarily want an in-depth study with my breakfast (my brain’s not awake yet) I do want something meaty. Something I can chew on all day. Something that moves me to reflect on God and His goodness. This book does just that.

Each entry begins with a “Gospel tweet,” a one or two sentence declaration that immediately puts the reader’s focus on Christ. Tripp then launches into a reflection on God’s grace and the innumerable ways it impacts and shapes our lives. Sometimes he tells a personal story, sometimes he shares a few lines of poetry, other times it’s a…

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Don’t Skimp On Charity

“A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made – not to understand – but to feel – as crime.” – Edgar Allen Poe

The blessings you withhold can outweigh, in your heart at the end, those you’ve bestowed.

C. S. Lewis…Wrong????

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis

I’m shocked to find C.S. Lewis wrong…friendship is why I survive. I think of how my wife would feel to find me dead, how the dogs would feel, and how all of you out there, reading this, would be saddened by these pages going dark…and I fight on, all the harder.