Leadership

Driving with Hazards On!

I love Miami. I love the people in it. I love the diversity, the languages, the cuisine, and the music but I hate the driving! Miami hosts a robust representation of all the Latin American and Caribbean cultures. They make up its majority. And its very agreed upon that the driving habits of these cultures…

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PAIN! Your Friend.

Pain. “Pain is your friend,” I say this often to my leadership team when I teach on the processes of life and spiritual growth. Pain seems to be associated with the positive as well as the negative things of life. We experience the pain of loss and the pain of gain. There is growing pain…

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Maturity Defined

How is Christian maturity defined? In conversations with people throughout the years, I’ve come to realize that people have a tendency to equate knowledge with maturity and age with maturity.  It’s a common mistake. We’re encouraged and driven to study and learn about God and His Word. And although knowledge brings about a certain level…

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What is Holiness?

Many people assume holiness is synonymous with conduct. This common mistake confuses the root with the fruit. And although holiness produces proper conduct (fruit), at its purest form (root), holiness is the act of separating and dedicating oneself for a certain purpose. Holiness begins with a decision. Holiness begins with a choice that’s based out of…

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Life is a Theme Park

In a couple of days, I think Victoria and I are going to experience the early signs of “Empty Nest Syndrome.” Currently all my children are home but at the end of the week, Calysta goes back to Los Angeles to finish her senior year at college, Zion goes to Boston for a five-week summer intensive and…

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The Fight for the Inner Room

I’m in a season where I’m being challenged in creating a greater environment of intimacy with God. More than ever, I hear a call for me to separate myself to the inner room – some call it the secret place. I pray. I pray throughout the day…I pray continually…. But what I’m talking about is…

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That “One Thing” Holding You Back

What’s holding you back from freedom?  What’s holding you back from pursuing your purpose? We all usually have this “one thing” that we harbor. This “one thing” prevents us from ever entering what God has for us. This “one thing” is the culprit that’s blocking our healing, deliverance, marriage restoration,  financial breakthrough, etc.  We must learn to let it go.  It must…

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The Two Common Lies

Evil is deception. From the beginning, the concept of evil has always been the deceptive and contradictory voice of Satan and his domain. Satan is not what we project him to be. He’s not a humongous monstrosity with fangs, horns and a pitchfork; on the contrary, he’s actually a mouse with a microphone. And this…

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Why We Lose Focus and Momentum

As a Pastor of a growing congregation, I spend a lot of time contemplating why people lose spiritual focus and momentum. One of my greatest frustrations is seeing people receive a breakthrough one week and lose it the following week! I’ve come to one conclusion and one solution…here it is: Until people learn to live…

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Selflessness – Atypical Leading

Jesus was a leader. He embodied the essence of true leadership; after all, He was GOD – the CEO’s of CEO’s – there was and still is no one above Him. But if you study the “leading life” of Jesus, you’ll discover that His core motive was selflessness. We’re all leaders. We all lead in…

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