On this episode of “Passing the 21 Tests of Leadership,” Larry and LaVerne Kreider continue their discussion, focusing on the test of priorities. They delve into the four essential rhythms of life: work, rest, worship, and play, discussing how these priorities can easily become idols and distract us from God’s purposes. They also share valuable insights on how to bring these rhythms into balance by practicing the presence of God in our lives. Join Larry and LaVerne as they offer practical advice and biblical wisdom on how to navigate the challenges of leadership.

The Four Rhythms of Life:

  1. Work
  2. Rest
  3. Worship
  4. Play

Quotable Quotes:

  • “An effective leader determines what his or her priorities really are in life.”


  • 1 John 5:21
  • Ezekiel 14:3
  • By centering our lives around the presence of God, we find a greater balance in life’s rhythms.
  • Galatians 2:20
  • Colossians 1:26-27
  • Find an integrated approach to work, rest, worship, and play.

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