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Where You Live for March 6

by Dan Lentz 1. Write your name on a piece of paper vertically and then beside it write a current need you have that begins with each letter in your name. Here’s an example: D—Discipline to keep up with my reading and other responsibilities A—Attitude of love toward my wife and children. N—New car to […]


A Closer Look at Authority

by Sandy Quandt Authority may be defined as “rightful power to enforce laws and extract obedience; power to influence or persuade, resulting from knowledge or experience.” Varying degrees of authority exist in families, churches, social networks, businesses, and governments. At times each of us is in authority. At other times we are under the authority […]


Leading Through Love

by Pat Williams Editor’s Note: In 2010 Standard Publishing released The Leadership Wisdom of Solomon by Pat Williams, senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. The following excerpt from Williams’ book shows how love and authority work together to impact peoples’ lives. My friend Jay Strack is a renowned speaker, author, and president of […]


Fighting to Submit

by Amy Simon I never thought I would have a hard time submitting to my husband’s leadership in our marriage. He’s a mature, godly man who isn’t afraid to lead and I’m a compliant, submissive person—until I disagree with my husband’s decisions! Over the years, through some fighting and some learning, I’ve grown in my […]