Breaking News… The most intense persecution of independent faith groups in decades… Religious freedom… has… reached the worst level… seen since the… 1960s… https://www.christianpost.com/news/china-trying-to-rewrite-the-bible-force-churches-sing-communist-anthems-227664/ The… government’s new regulations restricting religious freedom… revealed that the plan has taken persecution of Christians … to a whole new level – as the revised mandate works to actively guide religion to adapt to socialist society… Religious … sites will be forced by … new regulations to accept the guidance, supervision and inspection of relevant departments of the … government regarding the management of personnel, finances, assets, accounting, security, fire protection, protection of relics, health and disease prevent[ion]…  The plan proposes cultivating and implementing… socialist… Read more »

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The next tropical storm is moving through the Gulf. Threatening to become a hurricane in the next two days. I’m in Florida, but inland. So I expect nothing more than lots of rain. But still… I feel like I’m caught in a vortex of another kind. I drove 900 miles over the weekend to get home to Central Florida. Mostly, for a three-day training, so I can become certified to use an amazing new transformational tool I know will be a GREAT BLESSING to my clients and potential clients. I just finished one day of the 3-day certification. One LONG day! My head is swimming. Picture that. 🙂 I would… Read more »

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You can’t pass on what you don’t have. That’s why leaders inevitably fail when they say “Do as I say, not as I do.” Because, whatever we may say, we pass on what we do have. Emerson said it well when he observed, “Who you are [what you do] speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.” I can only hear (believe) what you say when you’re walking your talk. Leadercast Women 2018 takes place on October 12, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. No, it isn’t a “women only” event. Men and women are both welcome. But the speakers are all women. Sisters Barbara Bush… Read more »

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This post about Kingdom Persecution is not technically about Christian business owners. It is about CEO’s of another sort — police chiefs, sheriffs, fire chiefs and their departments. And it’s about their growing interest in a service Christian business owners have long revered: Corporate (or in this case, law enforcement) chaplains. A growing number are investing in professional chaplain services to assist first responders on the beat and on the street. To help the responders and victims of crime / trauma. Corporate chaplaincy, as part of an Employee Assistance Program, yields numerous tangible and intangible benefits: Greater morale. Stronger teamwork. Increased productivity. Greater awareness of ethics in the workplace limiting theft, waste,… Read more »

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Buying a car is just about my least favorite thing to do. Can anyone relate? I have often left that transaction feeling deceived, manipulated and/or just plain robbed. With too much of my hard-earned money left “on the table.” Because I wasn’t informed, wise or adept enough to find a true “win-win” outcome. I hate feeling like I’m left holding the short end of the stick. How about you? I just discovered a car dealer I would be inclined to trust. Roger Burdick. Not that I will ever actually do business with him. He and his family own Driver’s Village — New York State’s largest automotive megacenter, located in Syracuse…. Read more »

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Lord, Lord, Lord… These are times that try — i.e., test, challenge — our souls like never before. As a culture, we have been drifting (running?) away from You for decades. Our values (and hearts) shifting away from what You hold dear so we can embrace what we desire apart from You. Why are we surprised when we see what fills our headlines — and breaks our hearts — on a daily basis? I recently talked with a dear brother in Christ. A pastor, actually. He was discussing one of the major shifts taking place in our culture. An issue of sexuality.. and how to find unity where there is… Read more »

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I was too exhausted last night to write this Kingdom Power blog. After the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Kavanaugh hearings and pre-vote deliberations. But today… Don Quixote always had more of my heart than his sidekick, Sancho Pansa. Both were unworkable, undesirable extremes. The Poetic Idealist and the Practical Realist on steroids. Wasn’t that the whole point? That the real Sweet Spot for humanity combines the two? Seeing the best in others without denying their flaws? Channeling the power of Vision and Hope to rise above present and perceived limitations? But truly abundant living requires so much more than Positive Thinking laced with neuroscience and psychology. We need to experience and… Read more »

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Rod Dreher — in his book, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation — wrote: “Post-Obergefell, Christians who hold to… biblical teaching about sex and marriage have the same status in culture, and increasingly in law, as racists. The culture war that began with the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s has now ended in defeat for Christian conservatives… Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI foretells a world in which the church will live in small circles of committed believers who live the faith intensely, and who will have to be somewhat cut off from mainstream society for the sake of holding on to the truth.” (Kindle edition, pp. 3,4)… Read more »

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Who do you know whose entrepreneurial legacy began at the age of eight? David Thomas, founder and CEO of Wendy’s. When he was just eight, he dreamed he would run the best restaurant in the world. Before his death at age 69, he did everything he could to bring that dream to life. One source says Dave will be remembered as “one of the best Christian business owners in history.”  http://www.mademan.com/mm/10-best-christian-business-leaders.html Pretty amazing for a man who never knew his birth mom. He was adopted at six weeks old by Rex and Auleva Thomas. His adopted mom then died when he was five. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Thomas_%28businessman%29 Maybe that’s how the seed that would… Read more »

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He isn’t the greatest Major League Baseball player… yet. He’s playing for the Class Double-A Rumble Ponies in Binghamton, NY. He’s aiming for the NY Mets. He was once considered the best college football player in the nation, winning the often-coveted Heisman trophy. And he did once accomplish a sports miracle… quarterbacking the Denver Broncos to unlikely last-minute victories and a breathtaking overtime playoff win. But none of that really matters to Tim Tebow. “If I’m not remembered for baseball, that’s OK. If I’m not remembered for football, that’s OK, too. Actually, it’s fine if I’m not remembered at all. What I want is to serve God by helping people… Read more »

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