Kingdom POWER

Pointing Upward… In Houston!

There's an expression in our culture: "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."  I can remember a university professor (or ten?) that resemble that remark. Not Craig McAndrews. He's an Executive Professor at the University of Houston, teaching at the C.T. Bauer College of Business. And before teaching, he had been an accomplished business executive....
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The Power of A Compelling Witness

When you're carrying the weight of the world, you never know who's watching. You might be changing their life. You recall Jack Phillips, the cake artist in Colorado? Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, who politely declined to design a custom wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage? Jack's life since that fateful day has been no cake walk....
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Expecting Victory in Every Valley!

Earlier this month, Father Shenan Boquet posted an opinion piece in Life Site News online. It is one Christians observation of growing darkness in our culture. And his stirring exhortation that Christian's develop and exercise authentic Kingdom Power. Consider these excerpts (full article available at https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/st.-michael-the-archangel-pray-for-us): "... every day Christians are being confronted with ever more...
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The Power of WE

As business owners and leaders, we spend much of our time thinking strategically. About how to best position our companies for success. Asking questions like... What is our competitive advantage? How can we best leverage that advantage on behalf of our key stakeholders -- i.e., customers, employees, shareholders, and others? What opportunities and threats exist...
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Broken Heart Power… And More!

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...
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Don Quixote’s Delusion?

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...
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Tebow Tripping!

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...
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Is Life Legacy Taught? Or Caught?

His dad was an electrician. A down-to-earth guy who was fired after many years on the job. Maybe that's why he instilled such a strong entrepreneurial vision into his son: "Own your own business son,” his father had advised. “Own it. Work hard at it. Set high goals for yourself and never give up, no...
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Squandering or Supersizing Power?

I received a disturbing email today. With my focus on religious liberty in the marketplace, I see so many examples where Christian business owners run afoul of duly-enacted (and unduly-enforced) laws and government regulations. This email strikes at the heart of this issue. The email referenced an article by Rev. William Cook, Founder and CEO of...
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Seeking The Glass House!

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Glass doesn't sound like the most durable material for a house... does it? But maybe it's the most durable of all. If we're living behind glass, people can see us. And maybe that visibility -- with its inherent vulnerability -- is exactly what we need to help...
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