Sometimes You Have to Pick Up the Broom

Sometimes You Have to Pick Up the Broom
I went to my local McDonalds recently and was encouraged by an unexpected sight. I saw the owner (not the manager) out in the parking lot with a broom, sweeping up trash. I commented, “Now that’s leadership at its finest.” She just chuckled. She’s a real neat lady. I met her a few years ago ...

What Are You Missing?

What Are You Missing?
“The person who has everything is missing something.” That phrase came to my mind while working on a lesson about Abraham. Here you have a man who has wealth, power and a “hotty” for a wife and yet he was consumed by the fact that he had no son. In his own words to God, ...

Are You Blessed for Success?

Are You Blessed for Success?
Have you ever found yourself needing to make a decision, but not sure what to do? You’re not alone. ┬áThis is not a success strategy for making right decisions. Rather a reminder about how to tap into a resource that will help you make those decisions. In Genesis 24, Abraham commissions one of his servants ...

I Don’t Change Oil, I Change People

I Don't Change Oil, I Change People
Like most people, I make my tri-monthly trip to a local “quick-serve” garage to get my oil changed. Actually, it’s more frequent than that as I have three vehicles to maintain. None-the-less, I have become a familiar face to the guy who works in the oil bay. His name is Joey. It takes you just ...

Are You a Dream Maker or Dream Breaker?

Are You a Dream Maker or Dream Breaker?
Back in the Garden of Eden, when God created Adam, He recognized that “it was not good for man to be alone.” He knew the value of relationships and having other people in our lives. ┬áHis solution was what the Bible calls “a helper” also known as Eve. Eve’s task was to help Adam fulfill ...