Category Archives for "Christianity"

Oct 18

Leaders are Winners – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

John Maxwell teaches that “Leadership is influence…nothing more, nothing less.” Influencing others to follow our example is a critical attribute to leadership and its positive effects. As a leader in my home, my workplace, my church, my business and my books that I write, I welcome and embrace my coveted role, in part, because I know that I am influencing others. This is accomplished through my mannerisms, character, what I say (words), what I do (actions),  and how I interact with others (behavior).

As you begin your day today, think about how you influence others. Your unique leadership style that is on display today will influence others for a lifetime.

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Oct 11

Leadership at its Core – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

How do you know that you are actually ready and equipped to lead an organization, its people and/or the multiple initiatives that are required your undivided attention? Well, while there is no “1” answer for all, there are some basic principles and strategies that we need to maximize our success. They are:

Delegation – be comfortable when you assign work to others that they will perform

Attention-to-detail – pay close attention in the beginning, get good instructions and check in periodically

Trust – build a team around you that you can trust, short and long term

Appreciate – give applause regularly, publicly and privately, based upon the personality of your team. That may not say anything, but it is appreciated by them

Training – provide needed training on a recurring basis to keep skills sharp and crisp

Love – show unconditional love for all, both customers and staff. It goes a l-o-n-g way

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Oct 04

Support – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

On this day, I want to reminder us all (including myself) to lend a hand to others through our unwavering support. As a leader and pastor, I am always seeking ways to support others by bringing out the BEST in them. To this end, I have forged key partnerships and friendships with people from ALL walks of life as a means to support them in their respective endeavors.

Last week, one of the area schools called me to ask if I could speak some words of encouragement to 1,500 elementary and middle school students, and their fathers, for their men’s day program. I said “YES.” As a sign of support, I will inspire and motivate them all to doing their best in everything that they do – and to show support for others. We demonstrate our support as follows:

Availability

Unselfishness

Willingness to commit

Acknowledging others

Valuing others

Will you show your support today. Change a life and smile!!

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Sep 27

Composure – Wednesday’s WORD

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Inhale, then EXHALE. Try it 3 more times!!

These are simple, yet practical, steps that we can take to gain, or regain, our composure. Sometimes, life throws us a curve and we need to react with care, forethought and precision. In many instances, HOW we react will determine the positive or negative outcomes. Since we are seeking a positive outcome, we need to maintain our composure to influence the outcomes.

Again…inhale…hold for 7 seconds…now exhale. Try it 3 more times.

Maintain your composure. Life happens…be prepared.

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Sep 20

RESPECT – Wednesday’s WORD

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

As we awaken of this day, we are still witnessing devastation across the globe as storms, monsoons, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, forest fires and mudslides reek havoc upon our fellow man and woman. Let’s have compassion as they ensure these massive storms and lose material items that they value and cherish. Please give your time, prayers and resources to help – by the grace of God, it could have been us!!

R – realize the pain that other feels as a result of massive loss of item or lives

E – expect the need for help and standby to assist

S – seek God on what you should do today and the coming weeks

P – prepare your heart and mind to do whatever you can to help others

E – be eager to offer assistance, whatever you can

C – care for their well-being

T – take the time to observe the damage and feel their pain.

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Sep 13

Grateful for Safety – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

I am so grateful today that the hurricanes in southern TX and the state of FL did not take lives as predicted. God’s safety protects us in times of need. Remember that on this day.

1 Thes 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing.” It is a high calling that we have to protect ourselves and each other. It’s a great leadership & spiritual principle.

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Sep 08

Prayer for Hurricane Victims

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Please join me in prayer for all of our fellow citizens in southern Texas, Florida, Haiti, Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as others in the way of the path, that they will be safe and free from any harm, hurt or danger:

Heavenly Father, please protect everyone that will be impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this week. Grant them Your peace, grace and mercy. Thank you answering this prayer, in Jesus Name. Amen.

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Aug 30

Leaders at Their BEST – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

I have learned through my John Maxwell Team certification, that “leadership is influence…nothing more & nothing less.”

As I prepare my current book proposal for a series of 5 books on servant leadership, I am reminded to share leadership principles globally that focus our attention on others and how to increase their influence. After all, we are responsible to transfer our knowledge on to the next generation of leaders. In doing so, we influence them to take focus off of self and to teach them to lead (and influence) others. We do so through:

  • Credibility
  • Integrity
  • Ethical conduct
  • Non-hypocritical actions
  • Good countenance and
  • Faith.

Put these to practice and watch your leadership skills flourish!!

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Aug 15

Remain Vigilant – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Vigilance is synonymous with “watchful.” It is a word that describes one’s creative juices with regard to alertly watching something, or someone, especially to avoid danger.

We presently live in troubling times and I am concerned about the state of our overall well-being. Maintaining balance – mind, body and spirit – is a goal that I have established for myself this entire summer. While extremely busy with speaking engagements, leading my local church, meeting with government agencies to present leadership training, writing a book proposal per the request of a major literary agency, I still find time to observe my surroundings and get adequate rest.

As I relax, restore and renew this week from Martha’s Vineyard, my final vacation away from the noise of the world, I am reminded to stay vigilant in my personal resolve to maintain a balance in my life. [Last year at this time, I was enjoying the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from the beaches of Rio do Janerio BRAZIL. Thus, I get away to watch the world around me through the daily news and daily conversations with family & friends. I encourage you to do the same. It is indeed refreshing to enjoy quiet time with peaceful bliss that follows. Try it…it’s good for your soul.

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Aug 09

Keep the Faith – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

The 34th annual Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference has concluded and officially ended on July 29, 2017. In its current format – it is over…done…finished. However, it is just the beginning for a new chapter in the life of this author and writer.

You see, during the conference, I was approached by a major publisher and encouraged to submit a book proposal. At one point, the associate editor told me not to bother…”we want to sign you now.” In later discussions though, I was told to go ahead a prepare/submit the proposal. My target date is August 31st for a 5-book, multi-year publishing contract.

I share with you because I want you to keep the faith! Stay true to your dreams, goals and aspirations. With patience, they will come true. Keep working, keep striving and keep pushing…the light is shining on the other side of that tunnel (even if you can’t see it).

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