Posts Tagged ‘Howard Rich’

The Power of Hope By Howard Rich

Hope as a Believer Hope, as a central theme for the Christian, is peppered throughout  the New Testament; faith is “being sure of what we hope for” (Heb 11:1), “our hope” is in Christ (1 Tim 1:1), the believer’s devotion is to “the God of hope” (Rom 15:13), hope is “an anchor for the soul”…

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Stewarding When It Is Difficult By Howard Rich

What does it look like to steward when it is difficult? The most difficult leadership experience of my life was shepherding my mother and sisters through the death of my dad.  Following my dad’s diagnosis with lung cancer, he was moved into our home where my family would care for him in his final days. …

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The Time to Become Less By Howard Rich

Stewards Know When It is Time to Become Less Take a moment and think back to a time when you were placed in a new leadership where someone was willing to become less significant because of your new assignment.  Was there an advocate that believed in your abilities?  Did someone push you along? Our Advocates…

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Being at Peace With God By Howard Rich

Stewards are at Peace with God Take a moment and think about how you experience the undeniable peace of God in your life as a leader. For me, I feel it in my leadership when I am seeking His guidance through an ongoing, personal communion with Him.  That relationship is intensely personal but requires intentional…

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Prayer is a Gift from God By Howard Rich

Prayer is a Gift The Father Gives to Each of Us Prayer is a gift from our Father that allows us to hear and see His heart for relationship with us.  As He works through us to make His name known, He wants to communicate with us personally.  What an amazing privilege we have in…

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The Stewardship of Power By Howard Rich

The Stewardship of Power and Position Have you ever known someone who let power or position go to his or her head? I’ll bet it was hard for you to follow or respect that leader.  Power is an essential force in human relations that can be used for good or evil, but to be a…

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Stewards of Well Done By Howard Rich

Well Done: Good and Faithful Stewardship Well done. If you are anything like me, when you think about entering Jesus’ presence in heaven I am sure you desire to hear what He said to the good stewards in the Parable of the Talents, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” Have you ever thought about…

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Stewards of Our Emotions By Howard Rich

Stewarding Our Emotions as a Leader In its essence, leading as a steward requires alignment with the will of the Father. Jesus demonstrated this through intense agony and overwhelming emotions in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46) the night before his crucifixion.  This passage of Scripture shines a bright light on the humanity of Jesus…

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How to Prepare for Future Success by Howard Rich

Stewards educate, equip, and empower others for future success. A test for a leader is how well she prepared her organization and people for success after she is no longer around.  A thoughtful leader will make sure she has a well thought-out and strategically implemented exit plan.  As much as we want to believe we…

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Stewards Plan by Faith By Howard Rich

God builds your faith as you plan. Christians often feel a tension between developing a plan and faith, resulting in an artificial divide when it comes to making decisions as a steward of what God has entrusted into our care.  This tension plays itself out by implying that planning is a secular exercise and relying…

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