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Why God’s Word?

At OneHope, we’re moving forward full speed ahead in 2022 to share God’s Word with 136 million children and youth. I’m thankful to lead OneHope strategically and continue the ministry created after my dad received a God-given vision years ago. The ministry’s motto – God’s Word. Every Child. – is more than a catchy phrase; […]

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God, What’s Next?

I’ve learned so much from my dad and the way he’s living out a missional life. In the 1980s, my dad ran the largest foreign language Christian publisher in the world. Most of the time the books were given away as part of missions efforts. He began to dream and strategize to shift the model […]

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Three Things to Leave Behind in 2021

We’ve been through various collective, societal experiences this year, including the continued effects of a pandemic, global supply chain issues, and what they’re calling the ‘Great Resignation’.  Cultural reality is constantly shifting. To accommodate, we must leave behind mindsets and habits that hinder us from moving forward and revise long-standing routines, or risk becoming burnt […]

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Carrying Jesus into a New Season

I love the days leading up to Christmas. Visiting family, enjoying great food, and seeing the anticipation for Christmas grow in my grandchildren are a few of my favorite things about this time of year. However, what I enjoy most is the celebration centered around Christ’s birth – starting with the Advent season.  Traditionally celebrated […]

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God’s Commands and Creative Discipline

Tena Stone is OneHope’s Vice President of Training and Research Initiatives. I’ve invited her to share her unique perspective on Christian parenting.  God’s commands are important and the fear (awe, respect) of the Lord is the beginning of teaching a child wisdom.  The 10 Commandments include a few very important ones for children. Children are […]

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Raising Image Bearers

Tena Stone is OneHope’s Vice President of Training and Research Initiatives. I’ve invited her to share her unique perspective on Christian parenting.  In a world obsessed with self-identifying, Genesis 1:26 reminds us there is no such thing. It is impossible to give yourself an identity. We are images. Our identity is rooted in reflecting something […]

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The Effective Management of Today

If you look at management over the last hundred years, its culture has changed drastically with each generation. We can learn from these shifts, and it points to what the youngest members of the workforce value.  In the past, management culture was focused around institutions. People worked for the same company the entirety of their […]

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The 5 S’s: How to Effectively Shift an Organization’s Structure

One of my greatest joys is to mentor, and in turn, learn from emerging leaders. I was recently invited to speak to a cohort of students in ministry and business. Throughout the intensive, we covered a variety of topics ranging from the importance of outcomes to organizational structures. I found myself circling back often to […]

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Resurrecting Advent

Every year there seems to be an uproar over when it’s considered too early to begin the Christmas season. Some put away the fall decor and break out the Christmas tree weeks before Thanksgiving. Others wait until the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone before even considering making the holiday transition. While some prepare weeks or […]

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Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

I recently received a phone call out of the blue from my daughter. I was a little surprised because I knew she was at an intense retreat where she’d been invited to learn from some of the brightest and most successful leaders in the world. She explained that she had only a few moments to […]

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Schools, The Next Great Mission Field

I’ve seen the world – traveling to over one hundred nations through my work as the President of OneHope – and I’m convinced of one thing: children and youth in South Florida need God’s Word just as much as children and youth in the most desolate areas around the world. While the cultures and contexts […]

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Using the Leadership Trifecta

Catalytic, Strategic, and Activating Leaders make up the Leadership Trifecta. If you’re a good polycentric leader, operating in many different spheres of work, you need to be able to function within all these giftings. However, just like the Fivefold Ministry Test, a self-assessment for Christian leaders modeled out of the Book of Ephesians, at the […]

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