Do you mean it?

Sometimes it’s just easier to just go along with something in the moment or flippantly give your word about something without ever actually committing to it. But if we want to be remarkable, we must first show ourselves to be dependable. Tags:  Dependability, Honesty, Trustworthy, Bowers

True to your word

When we have an important task that must be completed within a specific timeframe, we look for dependable people. Dependability is a valuable character trait that also reflects a person’s trustworthiness, honesty, and responsibility. Tags:  Got Questions, Dependability, Trustworthy

Bravery in the Bible

Bravery is not outward bravado. Bravery is acting in the face of fear, because we trust a God who is greater than what we’re up against. It is not wrong to be afraid, but it is wrong to let fear make our decisions. Tags:  Bravery, GotQuestions

Nothing to fear but fear itself

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Yeh, right. How about fear of speaking up, or fear of public speaking, fear of rejection, or fear of missing out? We're all familiar with fear and anxiety in some form or another. So how does God factor into these moments? Tags:  Fear, Afraid, Confidence, Tamasy

It's time to be brave

At your work, are there certain subjects that are 'no fly zones' for what's appropriate in conversation? Politics, maybe? A position on some controversial issue like gun control or immigration, perhaps? What about matters concerning your faith? The Bible says we're to be ambassadors for Christ at work, but that's not always comfortable, it is? Tags:  Bravery, Workmatters, Boldness

Take ... courage

Sometimes courage means saying or doing something when others don't. Sometimes it's NOT acting when others are. But where does courage come from, and why does it matter? Tags:  Courage, Campbell

Hope for the unhappy Christian

Every morning, Christians across the country wake up discontent with life – singleness, marriage, career, church, or community – and wish they could trade it for a different one. But there's another way to look at our struggles that will transform the way we live as Christians. Tags:  Hope, Joy, Suffering, Holmes

Optimistic bias

Optimism inspires more optimism and can serve as a strong motivator. Ironically, though, it’s also one of the reasons few entrepreneurs become successful. Despite warning signs and alarms, the optimistic entrepreneur can become blind to how their business venture is performing until it is too late to take corrective action. Here are some ideas on how to manage your optimism bias. Tags:  Hope, Optimism, Bias, Struble

Hope is not a strategy

Strategy puts ‘legs’ on hope. You can’t talk your way out of what you’ve behaved your way into. If you hope for something to change, come up with a series of steps that’ll move you toward what you hope for. Tags:  Hope, Strategy, Action, Accountability, Campbell