Father

March 14, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“it would have been better not to have known Him, than to have learned Him wrong.”  George MacDonald

The reality is that the first thing we understood about our true Father, came from how we knew our earthly one.  If God is the same “yesterday, today, and forever”, then the fact we all seem to know Him differently must point to the unique experience we have had with Him and our particular perspective of Him.  MacDonald and many others believe …

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Incomplete

March 7, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.”  Paul (to the church in Ephesus)

WHOLE + HOLY

It was always intended this way, from the very beginning.  His plan is that His love would make all of us complete through His love.  That obviously implies that we were incomplete.

As a leader who resides in the United …

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Tolerance

February 29, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.”  Tim Keller

Hang around a business coach very long and you will likely hear them talk about “shadow effect”.  Shadows don’t represent the absence of light, but the distortion of light.  We all carry gifts and abilities that can turn into something unsavory in their distortion.

We conduct corporate retreats where we sometimes have leaders share the perceived strengths and …

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Revolution

February 22, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do,”  Apple “Think Differently” Ad Campaign

After a particularly intense conversation (maybe one of those campfire ones I am so fond of), a friend told me that I have the spiritual gift of disruption.  He …

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Sonship

February 15, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—”   ~ Paul to the Church in Ephesus

“When the son is ready, the Father appears.”   ~ Morgan Snyder

I remember being terrified at the idea of having a son.  There was an inevitability about what would be required of me as …

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Categories

February 8, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”  C.S. Lewis

Okay, so you have probably seen this quote …

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Become

February 1, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“If you love to walk in God’s company, you must abide in your place and calling. Every step in another direction is a departure from Him. How much more blessed to stay in a humble place and low calling and there enjoy God’s sweet presence, than go to a sumptuous palace and live without Him. Truly, when you are in any place or about any work to which you are not called, you may be sure that God is not

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TIme

January 25, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“Time in itself is really not the problem, but people who use it are.  People who excuse their failures by saying, “I don’t have time” really are admitting to mismanagement of time… How often we hear, “I wish I knew how to manage my time better.”.  Rarely do we hear, “I wish I new how to manage myself better.”, but that’s really what it comes down to.”Ted W. Engstrom

“Time, time, time, is on my side, yes it is.”

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Strategy

January 18, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”   Peter Drucker

It is the beginning of a new year and every intentional leader I talk to is hoping that 2016 will be different than 2015. They’re seeing the new year as a grand opportunity to chart a course toward a different future.  Believing that maybe this is the year where a sense of team emerges, their biggest challenges and frustrations get addressed, and they have a huge celebration at the end of the year …

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Linger

January 4, 2016 by Brian Schroller

“Jesus is the human face on the kingdom of God. He makes it concretely accessible.” 

Dallas Willard

I’ve had a series of conversations over the last week as a result of a podcast I heard.  The podcast talked about all the anticipation and expectation tied to the Christmas season and the somewhat ironic hurry everyone seemed to be in to exit that season.

For most of us, we live a life during the Christmas season that is dramatically different than …

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