Switch On Your Brain!

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Check out this link to an amazing video where Dr. Carolyn Leaf summarizes her exciting discoveries about the human mind! Her work in the field of cognitive neuroscience confirms what the Bible already told us about the brain- that there is great potential for take control of toxic thoughts and have our minds renewed. Discover the potential of choosing to access the wonderful gifts God provides- love, power and a sound mind!

Switch On Your Brain HC: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

The Shift From Automatic to Manual

After a certain age there is a shift from ‘automatic’ to ‘manual’ (waistline, family, friendships, ministry, emotional health, etc.)!! Have you noticed this to be the case? I was first introduced to this concept by Wayne Cordiero, author of “Leading on Empty”. This insight explained a lot about what I was seeing in my own life […]

The LORD Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Live can be overwhelming, but millions have found solace in the 23rd Psalm. David had seen it all, yet he remained anchored. Here is what he learned experientially as he learned to trust God through the ups and downs of life. Photo credit: Waiting For The Word / Foter / CC BY “The LORD is […]

When Good People Are Managed Poorly

Good management matters whether you are running a business, a church or a family! It is a thing of beauty when good people are managed well, and it is a tragedy when good people are not managed well. In StrenghtsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath explains that Gallup’s study of management indicated that “having someone at work who […]

… our studies indicate that people who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.

-Tom Rath in StrengthsFinder 2.0

Photo credit: Fonzie’s cousin / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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StrenghsFinder 2.0 (New York: Gallup Press, 2007), p. iii

7 Ways You Can Influence the Next Generation

If we are going to have a fresh and passionate faith we need to be investing into the next generation what God has invested into us. Recently I was (attempting to) coach a church leadership team that showed no interest in impacting the next generation. I don’t think that I hid my disappointment well because they […]

Leadership: Ask Better Questions

Sometimes a great question is the key to unlock an insight that helps people get ‘unstuck’ both personally and in their leadership. Exceptional coaches know how to use clarifying questions to unlock the potential of those they are coaching. My personal favourite question from the annals of history in the early Methodist movement is “how is […]

Finding the On-Ramp (guest post by AYM Int’l Director Larry Moore)

There are few things in life that can empower a person more than committing to a worthy goal or cause. It’s been well documented how the human spirit can respond to the seemingly impossible in front of them. Whether its the story of a prisoner of war who lived to come home, a cancer victim […]