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A Video Message from Auschwitz

A Video Message from Auschwitz

The Holocaust was one of the most brutal and cruel events in history – resulting in the deaths of over 6 million Jews and other minorities.

I recently visited the German concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Here is a short message that I recorded for you while I was there.

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3 Leadership Lessons from the “Failed” Australian Census

3 Leadership Lessons from the “Failed” Australian Census

 

The evening of Tuesday, the 9th of August 2016 was Australian Census night. For the first time, we took the census online and, as things turned out, it was an unmitigated disaster (if you believe the press, the politicians and social media).

So, what lessons are there in that for you and me, about conspicuous failure?

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The Missional Power of Generosity

The Missional Power of Generosity

 

If I were to ask you, “How much does the Bible talk on the subject of generosity,” what would your answer be? Just a little, a moderate amount, or a lot? If you went with either of those first two options, you’d be way off the mark. In fact, there are more verses on generosity, than on faith, hope and love combined.

And there’s a reason for that:

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A Happy Mother’s Day?

A Happy Mother’s Day?

 

All the advertising and hype that surrounds Mother’s Day – well, it’s about soft fluffy slippers, pink dressing gowns, happy, well-adjusted children bouncing in on Mum’s bed on Sunday morning, with the very present that she’s been wanting. And that’s all great. But what if … your relationship with your mother ain’t all that the advertising industry tells you it should be?

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3 Simple Steps for Facing the Things You Don’t Want to Face

3 Simple Steps for Facing the Things You Don’t Want to Face

 

Most of us, most of the time, have at least one 800 pound gorilla in our lives that we wish would just magically disappear. Problem is, he never does. The more we apply our tried and proven technique of proactive procrastination in not dealing with him, the more he gets us down and the worse things get.

So … how can you face the things that you just don’t want to face, in a powerful, godly and effective way? Here are 3 simple steps …

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