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Entries for December 2019

By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute One of the first principles of Leading Like Jesus is that “leadership begins on the inside.” We teach – and firmly believe – that unless one’s heart is properly disposed, there is no hope of becoming a Jesus-like Leader. Or as Pope Benedict XVI put it, “If a man’s heart is not good, then nothing else can turn out good either.” And yes, of course, it’s as true of women as of men. Huge issue The huge issue of the heart for us is putting – and keeping – God first and foremost in our lives. As Jesus...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute It may come as a legitimate surprise that any sane person would propose “cultivating” anything during Advent. After all, it’s the busiest time of the year for many people. There are all the holiday preparations to attend to: selecting and buying gifts, sending out Christmas greetings to old friends and business associates, getting kids off to games and concerts, baking holiday treats, attending seasonal gatherings of all sorts, getting personal finances in order and reviewing tax implications before the year’s end. If you live in the top h...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director With Advent and the new liturgical year just underway and a New Year not far off, it’s a good tine to announce some changes at the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute. One is big and longer term. One is small and, we hope, much shorter term. Let’s start with the smaller one first. A small change On Dec. 10 I begin a 3-stage regimen with my eyes: a corneal scraping to be followed, after a healing period, with cataract surgery in both eyes, one after another, sometime early in the new year. Since I’m the editor of this publication and need my eyes...

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