Halfway to 2016!!!

Halfway to 2016!!!
Whoa, now!  2016??? Yep, that’s what I said…2016. Why would I be looking ahead to a new year already? That is easy. My 2015 has been AWESOME and I can’t wait to see what unfolds in 2016. My excitement for a new year is due to the success I am having with my 2015 goals. ...

“I Can’t Handle VBS!”

There is a church phenomenon in the South known as “VBS” (aka, Vacation Bible School). It is an event where churches turn their attention toward engaging children in the community with Games, Snacks and Bible Stories. For many children it is part of their Christian DNA. There are other children who show up for their ...

So You Want to be GREAT?!?

So You Want to be GREAT?!?
     It is June 2015. While the temperature on the outside is beginning to heat up for summer, it is also getting hot in the NBA Finals. Labron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers entered the championships highly favored to win it all and win it quick. The Golden State Warriors sort of had a ...

I Love a Great Idea!!!

I Love a Great Idea!!!
Recently, I was at the local Goodwill Store with my daughter. As she was checking out, the attendant told her the amount for the shirt she was purchasing. Then she said something that I hope helped someone get a bonus in their paycheck. “Would you like to round-up?” Wait?!? What?!? Round up??? That’s BRILLIANT!!!  If you round-up, ...

How to Avoid a Personal “Crash and Burn”

How to Avoid a Personal
Have you heard where researchers are currently testing technology that will allow commercial passenger airplanes to fly point-to-point without any assistance of a human pilot? (I’ll include a link at the bottom). This is taking “auto-pilot” to a whole new level! The life of a sincere influencer for Jesus Christ should not be lived on “auto-pilot.” ...

Can You Draw Peace?

Can You Draw Peace?
A king once issued a decree that he wanted a large painting to hang in his castle that was the absolute best picture of peace. In three months time he would select the best painting and allow the artist to live in the castle for the rest of his life. Three months passed and it ...

Good Leadership

Good Leadership
I’m often amazed at how easily scripture leaps from the pages of the Bible into the modern century. Especially as it relates to leadership. I was recently SOAPing the book of James and found a great nugget of scripture that gives us a simple filter to determine good leadership. I have heard the word “Leadership” ...

Who Has a P.L.A.N. for the Year?

Who Has a P.L.A.N. for the Year?
How’s your year going? Before you answer, let me clarify. I’m not asking how your life is going or what’s got your attention at this point of 2015. I’m asking, “How all of 2015 is panning out for you?” You might think, “All of 2015? It’s just February.” That’s what I was afraid you might ...

F.A.I.L. means First Attempts In Learning

F.A.I.L. means First Attempts In Learning
When was the last time you did something for the first time? There’s a good chance if it didn’t go well, it may have been the last time you attempted it period. The simple truth is: We hate failure. Somewhere along the way, we accepted the limiting belief that failure is a dead-end. A limiting ...

6 Strategies for Leaving a Godly Legacy

6 Strategies for Leaving a Godly Legacy
Legacy… That’s a word for “old people”, right? Not really. In the past seven days, my life has intersected with two families who experienced the death of a family member. One dear saint was a lady who was 96 years old and the other was a young man of 19 years. Both individuals left a ...