Lifting the lid

I watch with great interest the journey of leaders in my field of calling. It is always interesting to watch younger leaders face the same challenges that I have faced in my journey of faith. I have resolved that I am called of God to be an influencer of people…
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WHO YOU FOLLOW

WHO YOU FOLLOW – DETERMINES WHO YOU CAN LEAD. The art of leadership is determined by who you follow – which then affects who you can get to follow you. The level of our leadership is markedly changed by our associations with those ahead of us. The people following you…
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REAPING OR RECYCLING

I have noticed a strange pattern in many peoples lives. Instead of committing to being reapers of new things in life, they often continually recycle the same old things. Sometimes they will paint it a new colour and make it appear to be new, or they will change the menu…
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THE VIEW OF LIFE

Marion and I are spending a few days on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. We are staying in a unit on the 51st floor of an apartment building and the view is amazing. We have a 180 view from the sea to the mountains looking south from Surfers Paradise…
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Balancing Life

Life is an amazing journey of discovery. To fully enjoy the journey of life one must continually set out to discover, experience and master new things. To settle down and allow life to become routine and boring is to miss the primary purpose of God’s creation. He said His mercy…
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WHY CHANGE IS SO CHALLENGING

I FIND CHANGE A CHALLENGE Having led churches now for over thirty five years one would think that the process of change would become easier with the passing of time. If anything the change process becomes harder as our years increase. Whether years in life or in a location or…
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THE HILLSONG “IT”

Last night we experienced with awe the opening night of Hillsong Conference 2009. The amazing light and sound show that started the night was indescribable. It was sheerly amazing. However the best was yet to come. The worship was electric and the sense of God’s presence in the place was…
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HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE VIEW LIFE

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE VIEW LIFE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE VIEW LIFE AS A GIFT FROM GOD A. They ACCEPT it – with all its difficulties and challenges B. They ADAPT to it – rather than complain and become a victim C. They ADJUST to it – Hoping for better things in the…
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