Life is messy. Just look at Joseph. You might remember the Old Testament story. He was tossed in a pit, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten, and dismissed. But Joseph's story contains an audacious promise. Whatever mess you face, God will use it for good. He did for Joseph, and he will for you. In the meantime don't become bitter or angry. Do what Joseph did. Trust in God.
"This is the short version of another book"
Suppose, neck deep in a tough day, you resolve to give it a chance. You choose not to drink, work, or worry it away. Instead, you decide to give it a fair shake. You trust more. Stress less. Amplify gratitude. Mute complaints. Before long, the day is done and surprisingly decent. In such a fashion, good lives are built. One good day at a time.
Savor each new day with him. Jesus is there every day, in every step you take, in every decision you face. His mercies are new every morning. Are you experiencing the joy that can be found in his presence? At the heart of this year-round collection of devotionals are penetrating thoughts on intimate themes such as grace, obedience, change, priorities and God’s promises from Christianity’s most beloved writers and thinkers.
Today on Ron & Fez, blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and singer Noah Hunt stop by. After that, actor Danny Glover comes in. We close things out by talking about our experiences with 9/11.
Change is never a stepwise or easily prescribed process. Rather, it is messy and complicated, and its outcomes are easily swayed by a host of factors. In this context, leaders need to develop and utilize realistic frameworks for organizational change. They need to implement a holistic change model that defines and justifies the proposed change, and takes account of both the abilities of those who will be asked to lead and carry out the change, and the context in which the change is to occur.
The Apostle Paul wrote his most personal letter while abandoned in a Roman prison, where he suffered abuse. He wrote to believers who lived in the shadow of the Roman tyrant Nero. And yet this letter, Philippians, is the most joy-filled epistle in the Bible. Weaving together modern stories and historical details, Dr. David Jeremiah explores Philippians verse by verse, showing us what it means to be joyful in spite of circumstances.
The Oz Principle took the business world by storm. At its root, the principle works like this: Like Dorothy and the gang in The Wizard of Oz, most businesspeople have the tools to succeed, but when things go wrong they blame circumstance or others instead of looking within for the true cause of unsatisfactory results. Once individuals learn to accept responsibility, they can use the Oz Principle to become better leaders.
"Needed the unabridged version"
I once was lost but now am found. The words of the old hymn echo through the generations. They are a reminder that we are lost before we can be found. They are a promise that when we are the former, we can become the latter. The Bible is filled with a cast of characters who were lost. The crippled man at the Beautiful Gate. The leper. Even King David, whose colossal collapse turned him into a liar and murderer. These are the hopeless, hapless, and hurting faces that fill Scripture.
"Cast of Characters: Lost and Found"
All leaders have scores of things they could do. But a disciplined leader is one who identifies and focuses on the vital few: the 20 percent of activities that will drive 80 percent of the results. And the results that are most important are those tied to the organization's most precious asset: its people.
The first Christians "turned the world upside down" (Acts 17:6) shaking the gates of hell even in the face of severe persecution. The result: People all around "were filled with wonder and amazement" (Acts 3:10).What can give Christians today the same impact? God's Holy Spirit is ready to answer that for us in an awesome way, as Henry Blackaby and his son Mel Blackaby make clear in Experiencing the Spirit.
Do you see it? It’s right there on the horizon, next to the morning sun. It’s a chance and a choice. An opportunity to make this a great day. After all: "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." But what of those days when the traffic snarls, airports close, and friends forget? Despite the hang-ups and bang-ups of life, every day is filled with the hope of a God-given purpose and promise. In Great Day Every Day Max Lucado unpacks Jesus’ blueprint for upgrading each of your days to blue ribbon status: saturate your day in Jesus' grace; entrust your day to His oversight; accept His direction.
"Good Over Site to look UP not down in Life."
Beholden to accepted assumptions about people and organizations, too many enterprises waste human potential. Robert Quinn shows how to defy convention and create organizations where people feel fully engaged and continually rewarded, where - both individually and collectively - they flourish and exceed expectations.
What is so important about the resurrection? What does it mean in the life of the believer? The audio starts with explaining the need for the resurrection, which is man's sin and the Father's desire to redeem fallen man from his sin. But the Resurrection did more than that. It was the beginning of God's relationship with redeemed man. The audio begins by pointing out that the resurrection is the validation that Christ was fully capable of paying the price for man's sin.
Sometimes the big and small decisions in life seem overwhelming. How do you know what choices to make about your career, kids, and relationships? Even when you make good decisions, how do you avoid temptation along the way?
"Biblically centered help"
Hosted by Wayne Shepherd, an Oasis Audio original production with today’s top Christian authors sharing their favorite verses. Listen as they all share personal stories and corresponding verses on how God has worked in their lives. Authors include Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Dave and Neta Jackson, Colleen Coble, Stephen Arterburn, Davis Bunn, Ruth Graham, John Bevere, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and Bodie and Brock Thoene.
"Life Changing Thoughts"
The best leaders make everyone around them better - and this kind of pervasive positive impact is something we all aspire to. But often, despite our best intentions, we're tripped up by subtle psychological states of which we are not even aware. It does not have to be that way.
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This revolutionary, life-changing biblical plan gets beyond self-help and blame shifting and moves to bringing about change at the deepest and most profound level: the will. James MacDonald helps readers to discover the heights to which their wills, truly surrendered to God, can actually soar and the "10 choices" that can take them there.
With its vivid stories and conversational tone, Boards That Excel is like sitting down with an astute and experienced friend - one who's passionate about what corporate and nonprofit boards can do when they set high aspirations, are clear on purpose, and do the right things in the right way.
From the bold, brilliant mind of best-selling author William J. Bennett comes this thrilling account of the virtues and vices of our great country and the many brave men and women who have made it the powerful nation it is today. A sweeping tale of human initiative, struggle, and victory, Bennett captures what is unique about America.
"I am impressed"
Is the current economic and political crisis actually prophesied in the Bible? If so, what are we to do about it? It is hard to piece together all this information in a way that gives a comprehensive picture of what the end times will look like. That's why so many theories abound. And that's why Dr. David Jeremiah has written What In the World Is Going On?, a unique book that cuts through the hundreds of books and numerous theories to identify the essential 10 most important bible prophecies.
"Biblical Prophacy, That's What is Going On"