Author: Josh Pezold

I Carry Too Much In My Backpack

Today is my day off. Friday’s are usually pretty much the same. Up around 6am, feeding our daughter breakfast by 7am, half hour later she’s off to daycare. I love our daughter dearly, but it’s nice to have a day to myself. Then… The backpack. There is something incredibly invigorating to me about packing it. With each item I put inside there are hopes and dreams that go along with them. Experiencing rest Encountering purpose Creating something new and exciting My guess is you’re the same way. You plan for adventure, purpose, relaxation… But the reality is, I usually...

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5 Warnings Signs You’re Focusing TOO MUCH on Leadership.

Probably more than any other time in history, the Church is giving an enormous amount of attention to developing leaders. This emphasis on leadership development has resulted in an abundance of leadership material, shaping not only what you think and do, but who you are becoming. There is something incredibly pure in wanting to lead others for God’s purposes. Scripture is filled with the understanding that God uses leaders to propel the mission of the Gospel. Developing your leadership ability can be extremely God honoring. However, it can also be the most destructive thing you give your heart to....

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7 Signs You Are Ready to Lead Others

Leadership can be a scary thing, especially when leading others is relatively new to you. Stepping into a new role where your main responsibility is caring for and coaching others is a big responsibility that no one should take lightly. However, knowing when you’re ready to lead can be tricky. You might ask yourself… Do I have what it takes? Will people listen to me? How will I know when I’m ready? All these questions and more are common before stepping into leadership. Today I want to suggest 7 Signs that indicate you are ready to lead others. They...

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Character Workout: 6 Daily Practices To Improve Your Spiritual Health

Character is rarely intentionally developed. We often hope to form it on the fly, and neglect to give it daily attention. Instead, our focus and attention is often upon developing the skills and knowledge to advance in our careers or hobbies. We forget that everything we dream of doing will flow from our hearts. Who we are will always control what we do and how we do it. Who you are becoming should always be given more attention than the ministry or work strategies you are adopting. If you become the right person, you’ll inevitably do some right things....

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4 Ways to Overcome Fear In Your Life

Most likely, you’ve experienced fear in some area of your life. Usually these fears are relatively mild and don’t affect your life with any real significance. Your fear of heights or spiders probably won’t drastically impact the course of your days. However, some fears greatly impact what you do and how you do it. Fear can be debilitating and stop you from fulfilling or even starting the goals and dreams you so desperately want to accomplish. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Go to school? Apply for that job? Lead? Speak? Date? Trust? This question is one...

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