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From the Desk Of Leif: Will You Pray For Us?

Over the last few months I’ve watched Margaret, face this great adversity courageously and with way more energy than I could believe possible. One of my favorite pet names for my wife is Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh) because she’s full of so much energy—bounding with ideas, always ready for the next adventure and that has continued during this time as well.

If only you could see my wife with her boxing gloves on.

The adversity we’ve been facing has stripped her of much of her energy, but I stand in awe that time and time again she keeps getting back up—even after those dirty dog bad days that follow chemo.

I don’t crash Margaret’s blog very often (except for recipes), but I feel compelled to ask you to pray for us today.

Will you join us and #PrayForZero? Will you ask God to completely heal my wife so that zero cancer cells are left in her body? Continue Reading...


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As I've been proofing Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God (from Worthy Publishing and Lifeway) and working on the accompanying Bible study, I've been wrestling with the issue of life-giving rest.

Sometime ago, someone asked me what activities made me feel the most rested and rejuvenated. I responded with a blank stare. I didn't know. I worked for so long and for so hard I forgot what activities brought me joy-those that made me feel most alive. I know I'm not the only who has struggled in this area. Continue Reading...

What You Don't Know About Daylight Savings

I started to wonder this week: Where did this practice of "spring forward, fall back" come from? Continue Reading...

Does Healthy Sex Make You A Better Leader?

While you've probably read books about sex and maybe even taken a few quizzes, have you ever correlated sex with your leadership skills?

Although having a healthy sex life may not turn you into a superhuman leader, here are five ways how a healthy sex life can improve your leadership skills:

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