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F-E-A-R

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Photo by Thomas Lefebvre Fear.  We all have it.  Fear.  We all have it.  It’s what keeps us from walking up to a fluffy brown bear while on a hike and attempting to rub its adorable tummy.  But there is such a thing as too much fear.  Debilitating fear. I believe we are in the middle of…

Five Latinas Over 50 Making Strides

Carolina Herrera | Chispa Magazine

Being 50 and over doesn’t mean your life is over. There are many Latinas over 50 that continue to make a great impact on their communities and throughout the nation. Carolina Herrera, 74 Venezuelan fashion-designer, Carolina Herrera, has definitely made a name for herself in the past decades. Herrera has dressed everyone from Jackie O to…

Cut Off

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I acquired my current vehicle around four years ago. It was used and apparently the previous owner had equipped it with satellite radio. I had never fully experienced this before and got used to it, locking in my favorite 12 stations. It was my primary source of media while driving… until recently.

Death by Meetings

Michele stared blankly at her calendar. It was a Wednesday, the middle day of the week in the middle of a typical month. 9:00 a.m. meeting, 10:00 a.m. meeting, 11:00 a.m. meeting, 12:00 p.m. working lunch meeting, 1:00 p.m. meeting, etc.

Leadership, Vision, and the Holy Spirit

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For many years, I was a confessed “leadershipaholic.” With a desire to be as effective and influential as possible for Christ, I devoured all the latest and greatest expertise from Christian and non-Christian gurus. Naturally, I hoped to be more respected, productive, and validated as a “leader.”I was also a “visionaholic, ”working hard to borrow all the best ideas from other successful ministries so I could inspire the congregation with the bigger and better ideas the Lord had “laid on my heart” in order for our church to continue to grow our numbers and expand our impact. Common wisdom stated that the bigger the dream, the clearer the path, and the more long-term the plans—the better the leader.

What If Your Workplace Is Your Mission Field?

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It was 3:30 a.m. and, rather than fighting the sudden insomnia attack, I decided to get up, read my Bible, and pray. I opened to the beginning of I Samuel. The words of the child Samuel rang through my head (and heart), “Here I am Lord, your servant is listening.” So I prayed. I prayed for a mission field. I asked God if he was going to send me to China, or Africa, or the Amazon. I told God that I wanted to change the world for Him, and that I’d go anywhere He wanted to send me.

Classic + Savvy

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Classic car aficionado David Rosell, CEO of Rosell Wealth Management and author of Failure is NOT an Option, says pre-retirees can learn a lot from their beloved old cars about financial planning for a secure retirement.