Glory Days: A Review

After hosting my second book review of the year in my Young Adult Life Group last week (which was truly an amazing experience), I finally got the chance to finish my current read; Glory Days by Max Lucado and what a book! Highly recommended Powerful. Personal. Practical. A truly remarkable piece of writing, engaging and genuinely transformational. It’s a book […]

New Reading List

Every quarter, I host a book review challenge in my young adult group. Our book review sessions are competitive, engaging, insightful and most importantly, it supports our spiritual and personal growth. If you host a community or church-based group, I encourage you to incorporate a reading culture into your programme. In recent months, we’ve read and reviewed some really amazing […]

Your Script: Are You Living It?

From Joseph: This post first appeared on The Story of Hope in 2013 and has been refreshed. It is an adapted excerpt from my anthology, Even in the Well, available on Amazon.  Life is like a movie; you are cast to play a part. With many cast on stage, everyone has a script with a unique role to play – […]

Influence and 5 Levels of Leadership

If you missed the prelude to this post, check out Everything rises and falls on leadership. The nature of leadership we are exposed to have a significant impact on our lives. Leadership is contagious and that’s why leaders must lead by example. The definition of leadership: INFLUENCE Leadership is influence; the ability to persuade others to follow a course. It takes influence for a […]

Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership

A few weeks ago, I attended a leadership conference in The Netherlands where I had the privilege to present a book review to a group of pastors on John Maxwell‘s bestseller, “Developing the Leader Within You“.   Leadership is universal If you’re in any type of leadership whatsoever and wherever, you MUST read this book. It’s comprehensive, practical, relational and straight to the […]

The Power of Hope in Marriage

From Joseph: This is a guest post by Ngina Otiende, a Christian, wife, author and mentor, who blogs at IntentionalToday.com. Learn more about Ngina at the end of the post. Do NOT quit! I told my marriage mentor I was going to “quit trying and let things be”. Pastor Johnny Umukoro looked me straight in the eye and said (nearly shouted): “Don’t quit!” There was a […]