Tuesday, November 6, 2012

17 Tips for High-Impact Leaders - Mark Batterson

Here are 17 reminders for leaders.

1. Tough decisions only get tougher.
You are only one decision away from a totally different life. I believe that. One change in diet or exercise can radically change your health status. One change in spiritual disciplines can open up new dimensions of grace and power. One change in a relationship can lead to intimacy. What do you need to stop doing or start doing? Your destiny isn’t a mystery—your destiny is the cumulative decisions you make. What tough decision do you need to make? What are you waiting for?

2. Negativity is cancer. Kill it or it will kill you.
I am wide open to rebuke. Constructive criticism is the avenue to excellence. But I have zero tolerance for negativity. How do you stop negativity? Positivity. One of the ways we do that at NCC is sharing wins before every meeting. It reminds us God is moving, and we get to be part of it. Sharing wins creates positive energy, and it’s positivity that gives us the energy we need to deal with negativity. Don’t let one staff member, one board member, or one small-group member hijack what God has called you to captain.

Why What Women Wear Matters - Tim Laitinen

Um, ladies? Can we talk?

It’s not like we guys don’t appreciate how you look in all of these flattering summer fashions you like to wear. We know that currently, to be stylish is to show a lot of skin. We also know that since we’re supposed to control our sexual urges, and we’re supposed to let you wear whatever you want… or don’t want… we’re supposed to keep our opinions on this matter to ourselves.

Frankly, however, it’s all very convenient for you, but not so much for us. Because even if, in our silence, you think we don’t see all of that skin you’re showing us, don’t be mistaken: we do.

And more often than not, it’s causing us to stumble into sexually impure thoughts.

We’re now into the dog days of summer, and this year, the styles for women seem to rely less and less on fabric and more and more on exposed flesh. After all, the less we wear, the more comfortable we feel in the heat. We get it. If we could get away with wearing shorts and tank tops to church, we would. And it’s not like we men would prefer that you dress like shapeless, dour prudes. But please understand: you’re not doing us – or yourselves – any favors with some of the stuff you’re wearing.

Or, not.

Setting Your Life Goals - NDRI

If you want to live your life to the fullest potential, start setting life goals.

Buried dreams, forgotten goals, and underdeveloped potentials will be things of the past if you begin to set your life goals.

Goal setting is a powerful process that allows you to have greater control over your future. Goal setting skills can be applied to everything you do.

Setting life goals is like having a map to show you where you want to go and avoid getting lost in the process. With you goals in tact, you can drive straight to your preferred destination without any wasted time or wrong turns.

The process of setting life goals

Start your goal setting with what you want to be, achieve and have in your lifetime. Then work your way through a series of lower level plans up to the things you will have to do on an everyday basis. By making this structure of your plans, you can be able to break the biggest plan you have into a number of smaller daily tasks to reach it.

If it is hard for you to set life goals, books, programs, seminars and training and coaches are available to help you achieve your desired plans. But it is normally easy to set life goals. It can be compared to dreaming and basically, putting it into paper. Setting life goals is easy – making them real is the challenging part.

After setting your life goals, make a serious pact to follow it. Keep the process going with the same fervor when you started it. You must refer to your life goals periodically so you can modify your short term goals according to your changing priorities and experience, and yet continue on towards your larger plans.

In setting life goals, here’s a guideline on how to make effective goals:

Holy Ghost Christian Centre presents "Night of Mercy 2012"

Night of mercy, a yearly event hosted by HOLY GHOST CHRISTIAN CENTRE came into existence as a result of the mandate that the Lord gave to His servant Pastor Amos Fenwa, to reach out to souls, add value to lives, intercede for the nation and the world as a whole. The Ministry, HOLY GHOST CHRISTIAN CENTRE a healthy ministry that is alive to the directive of the Holy Spirit, has her strength in THE PROPHETIC, PRAYERS, DELIVERANCE and INTERCESSION.

The first edition of Night of Mercy was held at the National Stadium Surulere Lagos Nigeria in the month of May 2011. Pastor Amos Fenwa, the Senior Pastor Holyghost Christian Centre, a Prophet that through the grace of God has affected so many lives by speaking the mind of God to them and preaching the undiluted word of God ministered alongside Bishop Bernard Asare the Presiding Bishop of Zion Praise Chapel International Takoradi, Ghana. Music was supplied by the Holyghost Mass Choir, Evangelist Tope Alabi and the Midnight Crew.

2012 edition has been scheduled for the 9th day of November. The programme promises to be a yoke breaking and testimony-filled event.

Ministering this year is Pastor Amos Fenwa the host, he will be ministering powerfully under an unusual anointing. Music will be rendered by the HOLY GHOST MASS CHOIR, The Praise Channel Band led by Evang. Chuks Chidube and the popular Evangelist Tope Alabi.

Remember, the mercy of God transcends judgment! You shouldn’t miss out of what God is set to do come Friday 9th November 2012.

Venue: Gymnasium Sports hall, National Stadium, Lagos
Time: 8.p.m till dawn
Date: Friday, 9th November 2012

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Joshuaville Parish presents Night of Worship 2012. November 16, 2012

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Joshuaville Parish presents another "Night of Worship". 

The Night of Worship is an atmosphere for an all-night worship encounter with God, where people of every tongue and tribe, of every state and village, of every religion, denomination and doctrine, gather to worship the Lord for who He is. It is a spiritual programme primarily for God's pleasure and then for the upliftment of all who attend it. 

From the Covenener, "The previous Nights of Worship have been a truly awesome time of experiencing firsthand the amazing presence of God. The power of God has clearly been evident and now with a leading from God and under the watchful eye of our Senior Pastor and mentor, it is time to take the programme up a step higher; first, with the invitation of international worship ministers and second by providing the avenue for people to come worship God in the beauty of His holiness. If like us you can testify about the awesomeness of God's presence at previous Nights of Worship, you will agree that making the night bigger and better is a step in the right direction. I welcome you as we go yonder to worship."

The vision of The Night of Worship is “To create an atmosphere for an all night worship experience where people gather to worship the Lord for who He is, and not for the things He has or will do.”

For the 2012 edition, the artistes are Jonathan Nelson, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, Sonnie Badu, Voices of Zion, Sounds of Heaven and many more.

Venue: The Promise Land, Opposite City of David Church, Victoria Island, Lagos
Date: 16th of November 2012
Time: 10p.m. till Dawn

Countdown to The Experience 2012 - 7 December 2012, TBS Lagos

500,000 voices lifted in praise, hearts united in worship, live music like you never heard before. Beyond words can adequately articulate, it is a night to remember... the Experience. Get ready for the glory!

Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, The Experience is an Interdenominational Gospel concert that features some of the best-known musical talents of our time. The Event, which debuted in December 2006 with over 70,000 persons in attendance rapidly gained momentum at its second outing with a quantum leap in attendance of well over 250,000 people. The Experience has now become known as the largest musical concert in Africa.

In previous editions, the Experience has run through the night starting at 7.00pm and running till 6am the following morning; a colossal 11 hours of uninterrupted prayer and live music!

At its inception, the Experience was simply an opportunity for Nigerians to put aside tribe, tongue, class, and creed; come together and lift one voice and worship God. The event is seen as a bridge of reconciliation, and a beacon of light and hope to the much afflicted and often maligned continent of Africa. Attended by Federal and State dignitaries, Captains of Industry and your regular man or woman next door, The Experience was truly representative of a cross section of Nigeria’s eclectic community.

This year’s concert is scheduled to hold at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Onikan, Lagos from Friday, the 7th of December 2012 through to Saturday 8th of December starting from 6pm. The line up includes: the Soweto Spiritual Singers, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, Chevelle Franklyn, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, Mike Aremu, Sammie Okposo, Wale Adenuga and Chosen Treasure.

17 Good Habits For A Successful Life

I feel strongly that these are good habits that everyone should adopt to be more successful.

Students go to school to get an education for a better, more prosperous life. However, many of the good habits needed to truly be successful are learned outside the classroom. Developing good habits that will help individuals of all ages succeed can never start too early. These routines will help us create success for the rest of our lives. They are the tools we need to live life to the fullest!
Good habits everyone needs for success!

This list of good habits will serve you well whether you are a parent, student, entrepreneur or just a regular person. Learning these habits now will help everyone get ahead in life.

1. Get on a good schedule.
We need structure and routine in our lives. Our bodies expect it. They perform best when we operate on a regular schedule. We especially need to eat and sleep about the same time each day. If you are the parent of a young child, it is your job to teach this habit early. This routine stays with a person their whole life and helps them to develop good work habits. Find a schedule that works for you and stick to it!

2. Eat a healthy diet.

Our brains need the right food to perform at their peak. Don’t go to school or work on an empty stomach. Students need to train themselves early to eat a balanced and healthy diet. We tend to carry the habits we learn when we are young forward with us for most of our lives. Learning to eat right now can avoid many health issues down the road.

3. Learn to exercise.
We need physical activity to stay healthy. The benefits of regular exercise are well documented. We need to find exercise routines that are fun and match our individual tastes. Developing a good exercise routine is a habit that will increase both the quantity and quality of your life.

4. Practice gratitude.
It is so easy to get in the bad habit of envying what others have. The grass often seems greener on the other side of the fence. It is vitally important to learn gratitude. Practice thinking about the things you have to be thankful about. I do this with my daughter each evening when I put her to bed. I ask her to recall the good things that happened that day. We then take a few minutes and give thanks for those things. This helps us both to train ourselves to be grateful.


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