“Dear God, I know you’re busy solving larger problems, but …”  Have you ever started out a prayer this way?  Perhaps, you’ve said, “I don’t want to trouble God with something so trivial.  He has enough on His plate already.”  Somehow, we’ve got it into our heads that God is some sort of cosmic plate spinner trying to keep all of the plates from crashing to the ground.  God isn’t like that at all.
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I'm Sorry for the Roller Coaster Ride | Marketplace Christianity

I’m Sorry for the Roller Coaster Ride

by Brad Harmon February 21, 2011

When I was a kid I used to love going to the amusement parks so I could ride the roller coasters.  It was an awesome experience.  It’s not so much fun when it comes to reading a blog though.  I’m afraid that I’ve let this site become somewhat of a roller coaster ride lately.  Some [...]

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Making Leaders Requires Getting Your Hands Dirty | Marketplace Christianity

Making Leaders Requires Getting Your Hands Dirty

by Brad Harmon January 31, 2011

It’s easy to just let leaders naturally develop in our organizations, but it’s not how God does it, or expects us to. He gets His hands dirty.

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God Doesn't Use Cookie Cutters | marketplace christianity

God Doesn’t Use Cookie Cutters

by Brad Harmon January 12, 2011

When it comes to developing leaders in our organization, a cookie cutter approach rarely works. Is there a lesson for us to learn in how God used a different method to create Eve than He did for Adam?

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Does Your Pastor Have a Secret Bank Account? | marketplace christianity

Does Your Pastor Have a Secret Bank Account?

by Brad Harmon January 10, 2011

Perhaps the first thought that popped into your head after reading this question was “No, my pastor would never have a secret bank account.”  There’s just something about the word “secret” that brings a negative connotation to the idea, isn’t there?  National headlines about televangelists committing fraud, or pastors misusing their church’s funds, have certainly [...]

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Sometimes, God Speaks Through Your Ass | marketplace christianity

Sometimes, God Speaks Through Your Ass

by Brad Harmon December 1, 2010

Have you ever had someone in your life, or business, that seems to want to question every major move you make? How can you tell when to listen to them or when to dismiss them? Is there any value to having them around you?

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Are You Infecting Your Coworkers? | marketplace christianity

Are You Infecting Your Coworkers?

by Brad Harmon November 22, 2010

With Thanksgiving upon us is natural to stop and give thanks for all our blessings, but true thankfulness before this. It starts as an infectious attitude that is displayed year round. Do you have this attitude? Are you infecting your coworkers with it?

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The Audacity of Christian Certainty | marketplace christianity

The Audacity of Christian Certainty

by Brad Harmon November 17, 2010

During his presidential campaign, President Obama published a book entitled The Audacity of Hope. I love that title. It’s one that could be used to describe Christianity, but I’m afraid that instead of “rejoicing in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-2) we have, by and large, become a religion that has become audacious in our certainty.

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What Kind of Leaders are You Yielding? | marketplace christianity

What Kind of Leaders are You Yielding?

by Brad Harmon November 15, 2010

It’s in our DNA to replicate ourselves. The same is true when it comes to developing leaders in our company. Have you stopped to look at what kind of leaders you are creating? Are these copies of you, or have they mutated in the process? What kind of leaders are you yielding?

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