Articles | Fear

  • Are you a Bogey or a Birdie Leader?

    Blog | Charles Stone | May 25, 2017

    I must confess that I don’t play golf. I’ve only played it once, unless you count dinosaur carpet golf our family often played while on vacation. However, several years ago my father-in-law tried to interest me in the sport. He gave me a set of nice used clubs. But, I never used them. Three years later he asked me how my game was going. Chagrined, I had to admit that I never played with them. He asked me to give them back to him (he really did). Although I don’t play the game, I know a few key terms such as birdie, bogey, and par.

  • From Accused to Accepted

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | April 13, 2017

    The story you are about to hear is true. The four-day conference had ended thirty minutes ago. I felt free. My feelings of spiritual relief weren’t because I was now outside the four walls of the training facility. God’s Word had cut through fear I believed about myself and my choices for my future. God gives fear as a natural response when our safety is threatened. Neil Anderson says, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but it is living by faith and doing what is right in the face of illegitimate fear objects.” I learned that behind my anxious fears loomed deceptive lies.

  • Megan Pacheco

    3 Ways to Spot a Fear-Driven Leader

    Blog | Megan Pacheco | March 28, 2017

    All of us are motivated by something. Whether it’s money, power, control—even the feeling of being needed—we all have internal motivating factors that drive our thinking, beliefs and, ultimately, our actions.

    Fear is one of the most common, but least talked about, factors that drives leaders every day.

    It’s not talked about often because fear is actually pretty hard to spot. When we think about fear, we usually envision someone cowering in a corner paralyzed by fright.

  • Evan Owens: Letting Go of Security

    How fear can slow our faith

    Podcast | September 29, 2016

    Evan Owens is an Executive Director of Reboot Recovery, a ministry dedicated to helping veterans recover and re-engage with non combat life through spiritual discovery.
    At the peak of his professional and financial success, God called Evan out of the corporate world in order to start a ministry to struggling veterans. 
  • If You Ever Want to Say Yes, You Need to Start Saying No

    Blog | Owen Phelps | September 27, 2016

    Don’t you just love those “clean slate” moments in life?

    I think back to my first day in a new town or at a new school. I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t have any obligations. No one was waiting for me to work or to play with them. I was really free.

    And each time I learned how very rare, fleeting and limited those moments are.

  • We Are One Nation Indivisible Under God...or Are We?

    Blog | Gilbert Camacho | September 20, 2016

    Imagine waking up every day to a world of “same.” A world where coffee and soda taste the same. A world where the sun, grass, ocean and sky are all the same color. All flowers look alike; there are no differences among animals. It would certainly make car buying easier; but, that is not the world God envisioned.

    Every day we wake up, reborn, into a world filled with diversity.

  • Uncommon Leadership

    From Fear and Pride to Effectiveness

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | September 13, 2016

    I was tired but energized by the response of the audience. I had completed my ninth day of teaching business and leadership skills in several remote villages on a mission trip to Kenya. And now, we weren't quite sure how many would attend our business women's conference at this location. We knew God would honor our efforts, even if only 20 people showed up.

  • Failing Forward

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | June 14, 2016

    It’s time to settle an important life question. As a leader, how do you deal with failure?

    Failure is the inability to complete a task. Instead of feeling incompetent or giving into failure and giving up, leaders must learn to reset our expectations. We might even need to alter our schedule and regroup our team.

  • Heather Day

    Destined or Doomed: The Heart of the Marriage Matter

    Blog | Heather Day | May 25, 2016

    They say that opposites attract – and that’s certainly been true for me.

    If our Myers-Briggs types were geographical locations, my ENFP self would be partying with the elves at the North Pole, while my ISTJ husband would be quietly reading amongst the penguins at the South.

    He’s the toast to my jelly. The brake petal to my accelerator. The Milli to my Vanilli. I need him, and he needs me.

    But here’s what “they” don’t always say.