God Is the Master Delegator

Consider Adam’s story. God created everything; the land and water, plants and animals, and then God permitted Adam to name things. (Genesis 2:19-20) God delegated the responsibility of naming the animals He had created. Surely if God can design and create the intricacies of the human body He could come up with a more creative name than black bear, yet God gave that job to Adam. Something else I find amazing is that it seems that it was while working through the process of naming the animals that the discovery was made of Adam’s deficiency without Eve. (Vs. 20) [...] Continue Reading…

Responding to Natural Disaster as an Organization

The biggest question has been what we are to do while we wait to respond to this tragedy. Grace Community Church is a doing church. We have serving our community in our DNA. Our people have been anxious to do something tangible. In cooperation with local officials, however, we have been encouraged to wait. In the early stages of a disaster like this, mass numbers of people are not the greatest need. The safety of people, stabilizing the community, and assessing needs of the community is where the community is focusing attention. [...] Continue Reading…

Men and Women Need Accountability in Marriage

I am tired of watching marriages fall apart. What breaks my heart most is when two wonderful people allow temptation to overtake them and fall into the sins such as adultery or pornography. I wish I could say it was rare, but it happens every day. I have seen and believe that marriages can be fully restored from these times and even made model marriages after them, but the goal should be to keep either spouse from reaching this point. [...] Continue Reading…

7 Reminders For Public Speaking

Obviously there is far more than what I will share here to learn about public speaking, and I’m certainly not an expert, but a few of the things I learned I have tried to incorporate into my public speaking. Here are 7 basic reminders for public speaking: [...] Continue Reading…

John R. Edmondson, Sr. (Legacy of a Dad)

Several months ago, I wrote a blog post about my father. Today I’m re-posting part of that post. Yesterday my father peacefully passed from this earth into the presence of His Savior. His battle with cancer got the best of him and He gave up his fight and entered his eternal rest. I’m thankful he no longer has unbearable pain. [...] Continue Reading…

10 Questions with a Great Leader…YOU!

Every Tuesday since late 2009, I have featured another leader in my 10 question interview series. You can read all of them HERE. I’ve enjoyed this series and while there are a few leaders I am still hoping to interview, I decided I wanted to hear from another great leader:

Y O U [...] Continue Reading…

Cheap Date Night Ideas

Cheryl and I believe in date nights. We actually believe in date days and date weekends and date vacations. Obviously, with our children mostly grown stretching dates over several days becomes easier for us to do, but the point is we have made a practice of spending quality and quantity time together on a regular basis. It’s perhaps been a key to protecting and growing our marriage. [...] Continue Reading…