Every other week, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or videos clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s this week’s edition. Enjoy.

1. A Vision Statement Is Only as Strong as the Leaders Is

via Leadership Network

“A vision statement is only as strong as the leader is. Vision is only as clear as the leader is. Vision is only as compelling as a leader makes it. A vision is stewarded and sustained by a leader.”

2. Five Ways to Increase Your Capacity

via Tim Elmore

“Whether it’s you or someone on your team, the good news is—capacity can grow. It has limits, but it can develop. In fact, Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck tells us our brains work like a muscle. We just have to employ the right exercises to grow that muscle.”

3. American Christians, You Might Need to Start Living Like Missionaries

via Amy Medina

I love this perspective from East African missionary, Amy Medina. What if we viewed America as a country that is not our own?

“I’m not going to hole up in a little community that believes everything the same way I do.  I don’t sequester my children from people with different values or religions.  My children might end up exposed to things that distress me, but I must trust God’s sovereignty with that.  The alternative is to lose our ability to be light in our community.”

4. To the Women Who Wish Their Husbands Were Spiritual Leaders

via Melissa Edgington

“You weren’t given to your husband to act as his personal holy spirit. God intends for you to love him deeply and serve him as a fellow traveler on the road to eternal life. If you want your husband to be a spiritual leader in your home, let yourself be led by humility instead of frustration, by love instead of pride, by prayer instead of criticism. These are the first steps in encouraging spiritual growth in the man that you love.”

5. Will You Use Target’s Transgender Bathroom?

via Desiring God

“If Christians give most of our time to bemoaning and criticizing the world for acting like the world, our vision of God and his glorious future for his people will become smaller and smaller, and that could be a greater tragedy than the moral tragedy we are living in.”

6. Which Animals Were on the Ark with Noah?

via Answers in Genesis

When you try to comprehend two of every animal boarding Noah’s Ark, does your brain want to explode? This article gives us some clues into the reality of the Ark. Read it.

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