Author Archives: keithspurgin

About keithspurgin

Just a guy with a great wife, fantastic kids, good friends and a really big God!

The Story

I was asked to write an article for our local newspaper that will be published next week leading up to Easter. I thought I would do a sneak preview here. Let me know what you think. This Sunday is Easter. … Continue reading

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My top 5 leadership books

So here they are and why… 1. Good to Great by Jim Collins Why? This is a book that you just can’t argue with. The quality of research is so impeccable that the principles speak for themselves. Favorite Take-away I think my … Continue reading

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Conflict upgrade

I’m definitely facing into a much needed upgrade concerning the way I’m dealing with difficult situations. I’ve never thought of myself as conflict averse, but I’m realizing there are specific situations that cause me to avoid it. As a result, … Continue reading

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The dream…Part 2

How did I get here? There was a time when Susan wanted to repaint our living room with, what I thought were, wild and crazy colors. She wanted to spend money to buy new furniture and really upgrade the place. … Continue reading

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The dream…

Recently I’ve been reflecting on the process Susan and I have been in concerning the dream God put in her heart several years ago and how it’s beginning to unfold. Her dream is to have a property with trees, hopefully … Continue reading

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Teamwork 2

So, for years I’ve said that I’m not an artist. What I’m referring to is the fact that I don’t paint, play a musical instrument, or design stuff. But recently I’ve begun to seriously rethink this statement because the more … Continue reading

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Teamwork

Last year’s NBA champion Dallas Mavericks were such a powerful combination of talent and teamwork. Great talent for sure but not near the talent of the high-flying Miami Heat and yet teamwork trumped talent once again. In the words of … Continue reading

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Holy Week or Crazy Week?

What a week! It’s called holy week but to be honest for those of us in churchworld it’s more like crazy week! It’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work, meetings, planning, and preparing. I’m so glad … Continue reading

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Go, and make disciples

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples.” That wasn’t a suggestion. It wasn’t an, ‘if you feel like it’ or ‘have time’ or ‘have a lot of money’ kind of thing. Making disciples is the mission of every follower of Jesus. … Continue reading

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