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Meet our newest contributor!

February 4, 2014

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Dr. Mark Killian has joined leadership42day as a contributor. He has been involved with Young Life since his middle school years when I was a student teacher at Amherst Middle School in Buffalo, New York.  We would hang out in the lunch room. As a high school student he played bass guitar at club (kind-of) […]

Work: Faith, Love, and Hope

October 8, 2013

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Are you tired and weary.  Do you feel stuck in the routine of work. Have you lost sight of the people in the midst of your busyness.  Paul, in his first letter to the Thessalonians, gives us insight in his opening prayer into the integration of our spiritual walk with our daily work. We always […]

We are back

October 8, 2013

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After taking the summer off, Leadership42day is back for another season of blogging.  Our hope is to weekly share content and create conversation related to leadership and spiritual development.  Join us and invite your friends as we begin this season.  Feel free to give us your thoughts and engage in the conversation.

Extending Love

April 23, 2013

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Throughout the last week many stories of sadness and heroism have arisen from the bombings at the Boston marathon. Instinctively, people ran to the scene, not away from it. The bombers casually and with indifference wandered away.  This is one of the differences between the Gospel and sin.  Jesus ran to us in the tragedy […]

Boston

April 16, 2013

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Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of yesterday’s tragedy. While we usually post on Tuesdays, today we will not. Our Nation mourns. People are asking questions and searching for answers. While there is plenty to say and there will be a time to do so, silence, sadness, and mourning can sometimes […]

What is Good about Friday?

March 29, 2013

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It is the darkest day of the Christian calendar when we “celebrate” the death of Jesus. He was tried illegally, convicted unjustly, treated mercilessly, and executed as a common criminal.  Jesus, however, was anything but common. Sure he was a man, 100% man, and the common men and women loved to be around him. The […]

Three C’s of Leadership

February 27, 2013

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Imaging pushing a 15 foot blob of Jello down the road. You have a destination and some boundaries that you want to stay between. The Jello will be unruly and sometimes have a mind of its own as it wobbles and rolls, sometimes well and sometimes off course . You are constantly nudging and directing […]