Leadership: Me, Mine or Ours?

Leadership: Me, Mine or Ours?
Andy Stanley has penned the phrase: “Leadership is a stewardship, it’s temporary, and you’re accountable.” Of those three descriptors, I gravitate to “Leadership is stewardship” the most. Especially when I understand the concept of stewardship as not owning something, just managing it. That’s what it means to be a steward. You manage something that never ...

Protect Your Dreams

Protect Your Dreams
Heard on the radio: If we “reap what we sow,” then what did you do in the past that has produced your current situation? Did you have a goal or a dream in the past that has shifted because of recent decisions? If so, your dream has turned into something you wished you had prepared ...

When Books Collide

When Books Collide
  I love to read! I once heard, “A reader is a leader and a leader is a reader.” That one sentence revolutionized my life! Out of my love for reading, I have developed a way to use the books I read to help me prepare for lessons, talks and sermons. In fact, I was ...

Crushed!

Crushed!
I remember it so well! In fact if I think about it too long, I can almost feel the hurt in my heart as I felt it on the day it happened. It is one of those, “I can take you to the exact spot where it happened” moments. My heart hurt, I wept like a baby ...

Are You in a Storm?

Are You in a Storm?
I love a good storm! When I was a kid, my dad and I would sit on the porch during a storm. I loved to smell the fresh rain, watch the wind bend the trees and count seconds between flashes of lightning and the crashes of thunder. Our storm-chasing experience would end if the wind shifted and ...