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How to Be a Mentor Leader

Mentor leaders walk alongside the people they lead (2)

Mentor leaders are different than other leaders. Why? Because they walk alongside the people they lead…every step of the way.

So check out how to best walk alongside the people you lead:

  1. Encourage them. Always be ready and willing to encourage the people you lead. That means offering kind words as often as you can–complimenting their character, their actions, and their successes.
  2. Support them. Next, it’s of the utmost important to support the people you lead. Support their choices and decisions, knowing that they have learned from your leadership. Your support will mean more to them than anything else.
  3. Challenge them. And finally, never stop challenging the people you lead. Constantly challenge them to go the extra mile or pursue what they think is impossible. Because that is when the best work and the biggest dreams are accomplished.

Who are the people you are leading in your day to day life? Share your thoughts below.

Posted on: April 04, 2024


How to Be Humble

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Maintaining humility is crucial. When opportunities and situations arise, we must remain humble from the beginning to the end. Not sure how? Well, let’s consider this simple acronym for what it means to have humility with the word “H.U.M.B.L.E.

Have an “others first” attitude.
Understand that we are ALL uniquely gifted.
Modestly accept recognition.
Be respectful of your peer’s feelings.
Let go of pride.
Expect no praise, but be gracious when rewarded.

What are some other ways to practice humility? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Posted on: April 02, 2024


Teach Your Kids They Matter

Daily Huddle Affirmation

Calling all parents: your kids want to know that they matter to you. And the best way to do that? By telling them! So here are 5 things to tell your kids this week:

  1. “I love being your Dad/Mom.”
  2. “It’s always so fun to spend time with you!”
  3. “I will always be here for you.”
  4. “You mean the world to me!”
  5. “I love you.”

What are some other things you can say to make your kids feel special? Leave your suggestions in a comment below.

Posted on: March 28, 2024


God’s Purpose for Your Life

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It’s easy to rely on our own purposes and our own plans. But God’s purpose for our lives is so much bigger and better than we could ever imagine.

Below are some bible verses to help remind us that God’s purposes are greater than man’s purposes:

  • “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'” Isaiah 55:8-9
  • “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
  • “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
  • “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11
  • “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show my power in you and that my name may be declared in all the earth.” Romans 9:17

What are some other bible verses that encourage you to trust God’s plan? We’d love for you to comment with your verses below.


Posted on: March 21, 2024


How to Encourage Your Family Well

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Want to know the best kept secret to great relationships? Encouragement.

No matter how good or bad life may be going, words of encouragement are the best way to love others well. So today, let’s look at some examples of ways to encourage your family.

Encourage Your Kids:

  • I’m so proud of how hard you studied for that test, Son.
  • You are so kind to your little brother.
  • Keep practicing. You’re doing great!

Encourage Your Spouse:

  • Our kids are so lucky to have you for a parent.
  • I appreciate how selflessly you served dinner to our family tonight.
  • I love how hard you work to provide for our family.

What are some other ways to encourage your family? Leave your ideas in a comment below.

Posted on: March 19, 2024


How to Love Your Wife Well


“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25

We’ve been told over and over that husbands are called to love their wives. But what does this really mean? And what does this really look like? Well today, let’s talk through 3 things to love and appreciate about your wife.

  1. Love Her Patience: Start by being grateful for your wife’s patience. Though life is full of setbacks and unforeseen difficulties, your wife’s ability to remain patient is sure to foster peace for your family.
  2. Love Her Selflessness: Be sure to appreciate the way your wife selflessly serves your family…by cooking meals, helping your kids with homework, and keeping your home in order.
  3. Love Her Beauty: And finally, affirm your wife’s beauty. This means not only loving her outward appearance, but also knowing and loving her heart.

How else can we love our wives well? Comment below with your suggestions.

Posted on: March 14, 2024


The Power of Bitterness

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Bitterness is a much more powerful weapon than we realize. Why? Because when we harbor bitterness, it has the power to hold us back from reaching our full potential. So today, let’s examine the 3 ways bitterness is dangerous.

  1. Bitterness is Emotionally Draining. Holding onto unforgiveness drains us emotionally. How? Well for starters, it demands our attention and takes up space in our minds. Instead of focusing on ways to encourage others, we are stuck dwelling on the negativity in our life.
  2. Bitterness is Physically Exhausting. Oftentimes, bitterness puts unwanted stress and pressure on our bodies–prohibiting us from expending our energy in positive ways. We clench our fists, tense up our bodies, and narrow our eyes. Such physical stressors easily build up until we reach exhaustion.
  3. Bitterness is Not the Solution. If you’re experiencing bitterness, it’s because the story isn’t over yet! Bitterness is not the end goal God has in mind for his children. Instead, God wants us to experience freedom and grace from past mistakes. So be quick to let go of bitterness and cling to forgiveness.

How has bitterness affected your life? Comment below with your answer.

Posted on: March 07, 2024


Lauren and Tony Read to Kenly and Palm River Elementary Students

Lauren and Tony had a wonderful time reading last week at Kenly and Palm River Elementary Schools

We are grateful to Hillsborough County Public Schools to allow our foundation reading program to visit with second grade students every Thursday. It has been an awesome blessing, and we are very grateful.

Posted on: March 05, 2024


No Matter What

Daily Huddle GAME

There’s no doubt about it: Life is hard.

Why? Because there are so many potential trials you and your spouse may face in life…

  • You may face financial setbacks
  • You may face a lost job
  • You may face a rebellious teen
  • You may face a broken home
  • You may face an illness
  • You may face an addiction
  • You may face the death of a loved one

But there is one thing that can help you overcome this list: your spouse. Despite any difficulties you may face, your spouse is someone you can always trust, always love, and always cherish. Because no matter the outcome of the game, you are in it together.

What are some ways your spouse has helped you through a difficult time? Please share your story in a comment below.

Posted on: March 05, 2024


How to Make a Difference in Your Child’s Life

The impact you have on your child is immeasurable. So make it count!

Here are 3 simple ways to make a difference in your child’s life:

1. Take Your Daughter on a Date

All little girls crave validation. So show your daughter how much you value her by taking her on a date! Whether it’s biking around the neighborhood, packing a picnic, or going out to the movies, be sure to find something special for just the two of you.

2. Take Your Son Fishing

There’s nothing like a father-son fishing outing! Fishing is a great opportunity to talk to your son, teach him life lessons, and bond over a great catch.

3. Write Your Child a Letter

Most importantly, make a lasting difference in your child’s life by writing them a letter. Share why you’re proud of them, why you love them, and why you will ALWAYS be there for them.


What are some other ways to make a difference in your child’s life? We’d love to hear your idea in a comment below.

Posted on: February 29, 2024


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