“Falling in love” is what some psychologists believe is the collapsing of so-called “ego boundaries.” Ego boundaries are believed to be something that develops as we mature. For instance, a newborn baby takes time to discover that its hands are connected to itself. After having no sense of boundaries, no distinguishing itself from the rest of the universe, eventually it realizes that when it’s hungry, mom doesn’t always want to feed it; when it’s playful, mom doesn’t always w
I recently came across a fascinating geographical factoid. The writer at The Acadian Ideal overlayed the Mediterranean Sea map on top of the U.S. and suddenly the size of it became, well, visually stunning. Which led me to thinking about the travels of the apostle Paul. It’s estimated he travelled over 10,000 miles during his life. Imagine walking from Miami, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska…and back. The stars on the map below hit some of Paul’s rest stops. There’s good evidence
Last week in a coaching session with a young pastor, we talked through some challenging decisions to make in her church as she’s about to become the senior pastor. Beyond the tactical work she has on her plate, the conversation turned a bit philosophical on two vital points her seventy-five year old church will probably wrestle with: Cause and Accessibility. CAUSE Much has been written about Gen Z (and millennials for that matter) and the need for their church to stand for so
Nothing should thrill a leader more than overhearing a volunteer describing the mission of the organization in a way that sounds as if they personally dreamed it up. That should never, ever threaten a leader—it’s what you long for! What you’re hoping to drive is the non-manipulative process of corporate vision ownership…a passionate dream that drives the organization and is owned by everyone.
When people buy into a mission, their sense of responsibility is exponentially amp
Pray for Ukraine. The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has been overwhelmingly condemned by world leaders, baffled by Putin’s shocking disregard for the sovereignty of the second largest country in Eastern Europe. A full scale invasion of this scope hasn’t been seen in Europe since World War II. At the time of writing this, Russian forces have not found this a walk in the park. Putin has rattled the sabers even more by placing his nuclear forces on high alert. It’s a danger
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