I have the opportunity to talk with young pastors each week. I also interact regularly with those who are preparing for the pastorate. I love investing in the next generation of leaders and am thankful for those who invested in me.
One of those pastors in training recently asked […] Continue Reading…
I have had conflict most of my life between what I think I want and what I really need.
Most people share this conflict with me.
That conflict also appears in our children as well.
We don’t have to teach children to struggle with determining between wants and needs. It’s a natural […] Continue Reading…
My son Nate preached for me recently. I think you’ll be challenged and encouraged.
Life on Mission, Week 1 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
Words are powerful.
As leaders, the words we use make a difference. A huge difference.
I recently posted statements Jesus made that are life-giving.
As we seek to be like Him, we have an opportunity within our influence to be people-builders. Speak life-giving words.
For good and bad, my life has been greatly […] Continue Reading…
Years ago I became fascinated with the questions of Jesus.
It occurred to me that if Jesus was asking a question it must be an important one.
In fact, depending on our response, they could be life-changing questions.
I realize that in the culture in which Jesus lived asking […] Continue Reading…
I only read one statement of Jesus, but I couldn’t go any further in my reading.
It was a statement I had read hundreds of times before, but this time it hit me differently. Deeper. More impacting.
I love when that happens.
I realized I often take a statement like that from Jesus […] Continue Reading…
I’ve been online since 1996. Those were dial-up days. I’ve learned a lot, made plenty of mistakes. If you want to find typos — you’ve come to the right place.
Along the way, through consistency and patience, I’ve developed a small platform. Weekly — almost daily — I hear from […] Continue Reading…
Leadership is abuzz these days. Everyone is talking about it. I’m not the only blog — or certainly not the best blog — that addresses leadership frequently.
Yet, as much as it’s in our conversations and thought process, it appears most organizations and churches are consistently looking for new […] Continue Reading…
I’ll never forget the day a young college-aged girl told me recently that she didn’t enjoy reading her Bible and asked if there was an alternative book.
At first, I didn’t know what to say. Then I realize she was very serious.
“Well…no!”, I thought, but didn’t say.
The Bible […] Continue Reading…
Over 25 years ago I took a month to read through the book of Jeremiah. Two verses stood out to me then that have continued to produce spiritual growth in my life.
The two verses are:
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. […] Continue Reading…