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FORGIVENESS: THE FINAL FRONTIER

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.” ~ Tyler Perry On September 8, 2016, the most successful franchise in entertainment history will

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Unpacking Scrooge: The Gift of Conscience

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ~ C.S. Lewis   “Bah!  Humbug!  Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on

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Moving the Mountain: The Management of Relational Stewardship

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” ~ Matthew 17:20 Major donors

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The Secret of Successful Fundraising

“In any situation that calls for you to persuade, convince or manage someone or a group of people to do something, the ability to tell a purposeful story will be your secret sauce.”  ~ Peter Guber (CEO, Mandalay Entertainment)  

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Fatal Distraction: The Next Next Thing

“The art of managing and leading comes down to a simple thing . . . determining and facing reality about people, situations, products, and then acting decisively and quickly on that reality. Not hoping, not waiting for the next plan.”

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN: THE LADDER OF CAMPAIGN FEASIBILITY

 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down, count the cost, and assess whether sufficient resources are available to accomplish the task?” Luke 14:28 The Khumbu Icefall, located at the head of the Khumbu

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GOD’S WORD FOR WALL STREET: THE VOCATION OF THE BUSINESS LEADER

by Frank Marangos, D.Min., Ed.D. “My word will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) Are Christian leadership principles compatible with Wall Street? Does a

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Recasting the Clay of Marriage: Supreme Silliness!

“It is not you who shape God; it is God that shapes you. Offer the Potter your heart, soft and tractable, and keep the form in which the Artist has fashioned you. Let your clay be moist, lest you grow

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Calm the Bomb: Learning to Lead Under Pressure

“I have learnt through bitter experience the supreme lesson to conserve my anger. As heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so, anger controlled can be transmuted into a power that can move the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi The deadly

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The Benefit of Benedict’s Benediction: The Enduring Influence of Prayer

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” –  Alfred, Lord Tennyson To a society that unreservedly celebrates positions of power, prestige, and performance the recent announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation indicates the possibility of personal

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