Tag Archives: Jeffrey Applegate

The Light of the World that Darkness Cannot Overcome

What is most amazing is that in Matthew 5:14 Jesus tells us as His disciples that “You are the light of the world.” We, as His disciples, become the representation of the light God and Jesus in the world that we operate. We are His ambassador and representative to shine in the darkness. It is we that are charged to work by the power of the Holy Spirit to illuminate the hearts and minds of men. It is we that, by representing Truth, become the light to the world that overcomes darkness and glorifies our Father in heaven. We(you and me) are charged to continue the very work of Jesus. Continue reading

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Always Speak With Grace

Speaking with grace allows others to operate in truth free from defensive positions that allows us to know how we are to respond to each and every person or circumstance. Continue reading

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“If the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, then all your problems are going to look like nails.”

Understanding and applying to personal and professional leadership the personality profiles developed by John Geier and taught as DISC to effectively communicate and lead others. Continue reading

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Four Stages in Raising Kids to Be Independent Adults

Parenting guidelines for instructing and teaching kids to grow up to make good choices and become independent adults. Continue reading

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Praying BIG Prayers with Your Family

What are your kids praying for? Are you teaching your kids to pray big prayers and participate in the work God is doing throughout the world? This blog provides a resource for parents to use to guide your family to pray for the peoples of the world. Continue reading

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do

How to do what you love. Helping you reflect on your life, career, family, or other areas where you invest time. Identify what is really important in your life. What gives you the greatest joy and the deepest satisfaction. Whatever it takes, find a path to get you there. Continue reading

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Leading with Truth and Love

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to encounter Jesus face to face as he mixed with the people in the towns, on the roads, or in the marketplace?  What were the attractive qualities that caused men … Continue reading

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Raising Up Living Stones

 A couple of weeks ago I visited a friend’s office and noticed a pile of rocks on a piece of cardboard in the middle of his very nice conference table.  I couldn’t help but ask about the rocks and he … Continue reading

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“What you get…is who you are”

On September 4, 2007 my father gave me a little poem that was framed and had been in his bathroom for as long as I can remember.  I don’t know if I had ever read the poem until the day … Continue reading

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The Dark side of Leadership

“I have worked so hard to direct my child how to follow the Lord and instruct them in the ways they should go and they seem to go in the exact opposite direction.” – Frustrated Parent In the opening chapter of … Continue reading

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