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Wear the Belt of Truth

I once had a conversation with some Amish gentlemen who were apparently having fun with my lack of knowledge about their culture. "Know why we wear these black suspenders?," one asked, to which I replied, "No, why?" "To hold our pants up!," he said as he and his friends LOL'd. We would assume that belts are made for the same purpose, but in the day in which Paul encouraged us to... Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,... - Ephesians 6:14 …

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Every Pastor Should Read ‘Note to Self’

"Preaching it" is easier than living it. This creates significant problems when our speaking talent outweighs our personal character. Therefore, it is imperative that we, as shepherds, shepherd ourselves - that we hear the Word, do the Word, and preach to ourselves first. That's why I love Joe Thorn's book Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself (Re: Lit Books). We often buy books to help us prepare sermons. You should buy this book to help prepare yourself. …

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How Important Is Character In Leadership?

There was a recent study that suggested that power increases “moral hypocrisy.” That giving a person power makes that person feel entitled and causes a disconnect in their judgment. It also says that those in high-power positions tend to judge morality of others while not practicing what they preach. As if everyone NOT in power practices what they preach. Though I don’t agree completely with the study I will say this: character is a necessity in leadership. …

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A Living Definition of Integrity

Like math? An integer is a whole number, right? Our word integrity comes from the same root as the word integer. Integrity is really the concept of being whole, of being one, or of being the same all the time. D. L. Moody said that character is who we are in the dark. Integrity is the foundation for our relationships as well as our reputation. Much is at stake every time we make another moral choice. Do what is right and it will probably cost you. Do what is wrong and it …

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The High Road Principle by John Maxwell

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