An Important Parenting Concept: Especially for Parents of Young Children


My encouragement, especially to the parents of younger children, is to instill the values you have for your children when they are very young, while you still have control, then move to less control and more protection of their hearts through their teenage years. If you have trained them well and they know you love them, then they will continue to honor your influence over them later in life. […] Continue Reading…

3 Easy Parenting Principles We Used and Saw Amazing Results

Happy children playing with toy laptop at home

I am asked dozens of questions about what we did or didn’t do as parents. I am amazed that God has allowed us to raise the two young men we have in our house, but there were a few principles we practiced consistently.

Here are three principles for parenting I think all parents should consider: […] Continue Reading…

7 Ways to Respond to a Lazy Co-Worker

Lazy person

I’ve always valued hard work and usually resented lazy workers.

There. I said it. I have a bias against laziness.  

I started working when I was 12 years old in a grocery store. I worked hard, gained the recognition of my managers, and was rewarded with all the hours I […] Continue Reading…

7 Suggestions for Churches Meeting in a School

school building

I get lots of emails asking how we do certain things as a church. I usually figure that when several people are asking the same question that it represents a larger audience wanting to know the same answers. This post is an example of that thought.

Recently I was asked what suggestions I have for a church planning to start meeting in a school facility. Grace Community church has met in our high school for three years now and it has been a blessing to us and the school, from feedback I have received. Here are 7 suggestions for churches meeting in a school. Most of these are more philosophy than actions, but with them as our paradigm it helps direct our actions. […] Continue Reading…

5 Reasons I Recommend the Evernote Application


Let me introduce you to one of my new favorite productivity applications. It’s called Evernote. Evernote is a note/picture/voice taking productivity application used on laptops and mobile devices. If you aren’t familiar with it, let me share with you five reasons I love this product:
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10 Good Prayers of an Effective Leader


A leader’s most effective tool —

Here are 10 good prayers of an effective leader:
Dear Lord, grow my love for you so I will trust in You when I can’t see the path ahead clearly.
Dear Lord, help me not to say yes when no is the right answer.

Dear Lord, never […] Continue Reading…

3 Questions to Discern What I Personally Announce on Sunday Morning

Vintage microphone on the table

If you’re a pastor then you know the tension I am about to describe in a made-up scenario.

Pastor, can you announce the next meeting of the “Faithful Followers” meeting? It’s Tuesday night at 7 at Sister Rita’s house. Everyone needs to bring their favorite dessert.”

Do you announce it or […] Continue Reading…