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Angels, Dreams, and the Unexplained

“I am convinced that these heavenly beings exist and
that they provide unseen aid on our behalf.” Billy Graham

The true origins of Christmas began with the birth of a child, a child who is known by many names with one being the most recognizable – Jesus.

Enjoy your journey of discovering Jesus who? in this Christmas Season and how…

God gives us dreams to protect us.
God gives us dreams to direct us.
God gives us dreams to help define our identity.

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Jesus Who? Finding the Unexpected

“You would not have called to me unless
I had been calling to you,” said the Lion
The Silver Chair C.S. Lewis

For the next few weeks we are going depart from our normal content and focus our attention on the Christmas season with a series called, Jesus Who?

When you think about Christmas there are many ways to consider the season. And no, the North Pole, Santa Claus, tiny reindeer and a sleigh full of toys aren’t in the mix.

But, if you grew up like I did my family balanced both — Santa and his crew with the baby Jesus in the manger, the animals, the three wise men and usually the little drummer boy.

The true origins of Christmas began with the birth of a child, a child who is known by many names with one being the most recognizable – Jesus. And this is where our series begins, Jesus Who?

First we need an understanding that eternity has been built into our hearts and it is eternity that drives us to seek after something or someone bigger than ourselves. And in our seeking we often find unexpected revelation.

 

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Make 2018 Your Breakthrough Year!

The way to predict the future is to create it.

Anonymous

Do you want to make 2018 the best year ever?

You can do it, get started today! I have discovered a new approach that has redefined my success each day of the year. It has reset my standard of my life, so that each year builds on the year before with purpose and success!

This can happen for you! You can set the standard for your life by letting 2018 be the foundation for 2019, 2020, 2021 and to build on the years to come. Although, first we have to change the way we approach the new year by throwing out the tradition of the New Year’s Resolution!

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What We Have Learned after 38 Years of Marriage

Cindy Stewart: Welcome to Episode 15. This is a transcript of my Podcast interviewing my husband.

My husband, Chuck Stewart is my special guest. Today we’re gonna talk about what we’ve learned after 38 years of marriage. 38 years.

I’m gonna jump right in, and Chuck has actually made a list of things that he wanted to talk about. Of course, I have some things to add to it.

It’s been an awesome 38 years. Of course, it hasn’t been perfect. Welcome honey.

Chuck Stewart: Thank you. I’m glad you asked me to come.

 

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Love Can Grow in Marriage

So above all else,
let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.
1 Corinthians 13:13 TPT

Imagine what your marriage would be like if you ran after a greater love for one another.

I remember the first date with my husband. It was Labor Day weekend. We worked together and he had called to see if mutual friends from the office had plans for the weekend. As it turned out, everyone had plans; so Chuck and I decided to go out. Within a month, I knew I loved him.

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Willingness to Grow: The Domino Effect

Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.
Michael Smith

How do you want your family to grow under your leadership?

How do you want to influence others in your work environment?

Our willingness to listen and grow changes others’ lives, which impacts their sphere of influence.

I watched this amazing movie called Collateral Beauty with the actor Will Smith. One of the most amazing scenes was an elaborate city of dominos that was set in his office. The dominos were spread across multiple tables and they were set up in all different colors, shapes and sizes. At one point in the movie, Will Smith touches the end domino and the chain reaction begins as they follow suit.

 

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Negativity Stops Us – Positivity Propels Us!

This quote by Norman Vincent Peale, whose well-known book is The Power of Positive Thinking, sums up our topic today.

Change Your Thoughts and You Change Your World

There are four easy tools to implement to help move you from Negativity to Positivity. These will bring a dramatic change to your thought life, emotions, physical health and dreams for future.

Our mind is more powerful than any computer ever created!

 

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Stepping into Your Destiny

What do you love?

One of the ways you begin to identify your destiny is by asking yourself —- What do I love?

What gets me so excited that when I am near it — I have to jump in?  

What are the things that burn inside of me — what do I think about day and night?

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Building Your Relational Leadership Muscles

Successful leaders are learners.
And the learning process is on going.
John Maxwell Leadership 101

Many years ago my company sent me to a nine month Leadership Class. I had been promoted to a Director, which carried a Board Position with it. And I needed some extra training in my expanded role. It was grueling and exhilarating at the same time. The class was three hours after a full day and most days I was at work at five A.M., which was the grueling part. However, the class was so well managed with practical applications and interaction with peers it made it an incredible growing time for me in honing my skills as well as learning new ones.

One theme was woven through out:

Keeping your Focus while Building your Team. 

One of the ways to strengthen your leadership muscle is by understanding how you lead. In last week’s blog, we studied Relational Leadership.

In review, Relational Leadership is the ability to build a rapport with their team in a way that maximizes every person’s potential while creating synergy among them in achieving clear set goals.

How do you lead?

Today, we are going to look at two very different styles. In fact they are polar opposites.

Controlled and Contained — Empowered and Released

 

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Relational Leadership

Improve Your Team Leadership with these 4 Strategies

You can download my New E-Book Relational Leadership with all the information needed to implement these 4 Strategies. 

Are you killing off your team? – I was!

Do you remember the first time your leadership style was critiqued?

Boy, I do! I was actually quite shocked.

I was the manager of a call center that handled some of the most prestigious companies in our region. My boss and I were chatting over coffee about work when he said, and I paraphrase, “You know Cindy, you are terrific at meeting the corporate goals, however, sometimes you leave a body count in the wake of your success. You are so determined to make the goals; you forget it takes people to help you achieve them.” I was taken by surprise! I am extremely relational, as well as, being goal driven, but it was apparent I was not incorporating them together. From that day forward I became intent on developing my skills as a Relational Leader.

What is a Relational Leader?

 

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