5 Reasons Real Men Love Bed & Breakfasts

For those that do not know me, I would not normally be considered a “soft” man. (No joking allowed here from our staff…Remember I have power!) I am not into many things considered “girly”. Cheryl and I often joke that she could have chosen romantic or comedic. Well…at least I keep her laughing! Still, depending on the place we are visiting, this man often prefers to stay in a bed and breakfast to a hotel. […] Continue Reading…

Leading In A Way That Solicits Respect And Loyalty

The story of Abraham and his oldest servant is a great picture of the leadership style Abraham must have exhibited. As Abraham was dying, he called his oldest servant to him and asked for his help carrying out his final wishes. Read the servant’s response in the passage here: […] Continue Reading…

Office Rampage at the Hand of a Children’s Pastor

I usually find a place to hide out of the office on Wednesdays so I can study without interruption. While I was diligently working on my message for this Sunday today my office was ravaged at the hand of our children’s pastor. Here is proof of how abusive a church staff can be towards its pastor. Please pray for me as I deal with this trauma. […] Continue Reading…

Capturing The Best Ideas For Your Organization

A couple times a year we do an extended weekend retreat. This weekend we are headed to Nashville for an all staff planning retreat. An added twist is that our spouses will join us on Friday night for fellowship and then on Saturday morning for a special brainstorming session. (We think they may have better ideas than we do!) […] Continue Reading…

Giving God A Blank Page To Plan Out Your Life

It started like this. Years ago I was explaining to a friend that I was at one of those “trying to discover God’s will” points in my life. I have been there many times before and will be again. His advice was something like, “Maybe you need to start with a blank piece of paper and give God ample space to plan out the rest of your life. Make yourself completely available to Him.” That made a lot of sense. I left our meeting, however, with a very probing question for myself. Did I really have blank piece of paper? […] Continue Reading…

Sesame Street 40th Anniversary (Who is Your Favorite Character Survey)

On November 10, 2009, the longest running children’s television show will be 40 years old. You can read more about it HERE. The fictional neighborhood characters have been engaging and teaching children most of my life. I was 5 years old when Sesame Street hit our black and white, rabbit-eared television for the first time. […] Continue Reading…