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How to Interpret Intense Experiences

Intense experiences have a huge influence on us. The problem is that intense emotions skew our interpretation of experience, resulting in wrong beliefs and poor decisions.Here’s three things you can do to wisely interpret intense experiences....

CREST Blog Series

The CREST Journey Series

3.0 Dreaming — While Wide Awake

Time flies so quickly, and at mid-life it seems to accelerate. It's hard to believe I've already...

2.5 Keeping Your Core Consistent

The time between the CREST Encounters is designed to be a time of reflection as well as...

2.0 Finding What Really Motivates You

Arriving at King's Fold for Encounter 2, I had a sense of anticipation. I was looking forward to...

1.5 The Advantage of a Guided Reflection

1.5 The Advantage of a Guided Reflection The New Year is often a time of reflection for many...

Shadows & Light Series

Shadows and Light 07: Fear Not

I was up the face of the cliff about 100 feet. I had joined the local Jerusalem rock climbing club...

Shadows and Light 06: Failure

We are all a mixed bag with shadows and light. We want to be light-bringers, but if we are really...

Shadows and Light 05: Functional Atheism

When I first read Parker Palmer’s phrase “functional atheism” applied to Christian leaders, I...

Shadows and Light 04: Chaos

Shadows and Light 04: Chaos This is #4 in a series on Shadows and Light in Leadership. We who are...

Midlife Series

Watch Out for This Trap

We are all shaped by the stories other people tell us. Its normal, and its usually...

How to Interpret Intense Experiences

Intense experiences have a huge influence on us. The problem is that intense emotions...

How To Stop Repeating Bad Decisions

It’s baffling to watch people keep making bad decisions. Given the pain, why would...

How to Make Better Decisions

Since you are where you are in life because of the series of choices and decisions...

Leadership Series

How to Have An Effective Meeting

Don’t kill your good people with bad meetings!A big mistake is not knowing what kind of meeting...

The Best Way to Motivate Your Team

Be the Most It is surprising when a bank makes you say, “Wow!” I recently stumbled across the...

Morning Matters

You’ve probably read it before:The first person you have to lead is yourself.Sounds...

What Every Leader Should Do Twice A Year

If I could show you how you could: Cut down your stress Increase your confidence Save you many...

The Jesus Way Series

Practical Steps in Discerning the Will of God

When it comes to making major decisions the most common bit of advice I hear is, "Just pray about...

Emotions and Living in the Will of God

I was shocked to read that most executives make a hiring decision within five minutes...

Is There A New Way of Living?

Knowing God’s will has been a keen interest for believers for centuries.   You’d think we would...

Can the Will of God Change?

Wouldn’t it be great to actually hear God’s voice? Then following his will would be clear and...

Self-Management Series

Do You Want A Better 2019? How To Stop Spinning Your Wheels

I’ve noticed there is no shortage of good ideas. What’s lacking is a plan that can actually get...

Do You Want A Better 2019? Deal with the Dragons

Life will have challenges Some people from a distance look like they have a wonderful life — no...

Do You Want A Better 2019? Start Right!

Last blog I talked about “stopping the train” and taking a personal retreat. This is especially...

Do You Want A Better 2019?

It happens every year … after all the rush of Christmas, January is suddenly here. It’s a new...

Your Story Series

You can do something about this

So here’s a very important question… If … You are being given an amazing offer of a...

If you are 35 or older, you need to read this!

Have you noticed this disturbing pattern of leaders over their lifetime? Many start...

An Amazing Offer

An Amazing Offer! Too good to be true? By Dr. Dan Reinhardt When I get “an amazing...

Health & Energy Series

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Fall

Fall is a season that brings work. It's not the rest of the abundance of summer or the...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Summer

Summer is probably everyone's favourite season. Basking in the warmth of the sun! The...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Spring

Winter has the power for greater potential. There is power in winter that lays...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Winter

Winter, for many, is the least favourite season. It's cold, dull, gloomy, barren. The...