I’ve written numerous posts on criticism previously. Two of the more popular are 5 Right Ways to Respond to Criticism and 5 Wrong Ways to Respond to Criticism. All of these have been written from the perspective of the leader receiving criticism.
There are times, however, where someone needs to [...] Continue Reading…
Is there a sweeter word in the English language?
A word that comes with deep meaning and emotion.
Striving to provide perfect environments for the ones she loves.
Incredible patience with little hands.
Strength beyond measure.
Always believing the best from her children.
A model and teacher of compassion.
Skilled for [...] Continue Reading…
I want to give a tribute to the mother who has no children.
I’ve always been sensitive this time of year to the mothers without children.
You know the ones.
They never had children.
For whatever reason.
Some never married.
Some never tried.
Some never could.
They never had children, but they:
Care for others sacrificially, simply for [...] Continue Reading…
I previously posted 10 Things I’d Do If Raising a Daughter Today. In this post, I will focus on the boys.
I know a little more about this subject, having two incredible sons of my own. But, we always look at life differently from the other side of it. My [...] Continue Reading…
I never had a daughter. I have a great daughter-in-law, and she has a special relationship with her dad, but I never got to raise a girl. I missed out, didn’t I?
But, I know a few grown girls. I’ve witnessed scars. All women have a scar of some kind. [...] Continue Reading…
In my years leading in business and churches, I have known many people who claim to be leaders, but they are actually nothing more than controllers of people. There is a huge difference in leading and controlling.
In fact, the differences are almost exact opposites:
Here are some characteristics of environments [...] Continue Reading…
When I’ve answered the same questions numerous times, I feel there may be a need for a post. Recently, I’ve spoken with a dozen or so church planters, or those wrestling the call, several each week, and the same issues come up every time. I want to share some [...] Continue Reading…
I speak with churches everyday who want to grow again, but nothing they do seems to work. Many say it’s a vision problem, but I disagree. The church may not be living it, but we have the clearest, best defined vision of anyone. (We are to make disciples.) The [...] Continue Reading…
I moved to Lexington, Kentucky in the summer of 2012. You can read about the ministry assignment HERE. What I want you to know in this post is that you should come visit where I’ve moved.
Seriously. Lexington is an unknown (to many) jewel of a city. Lexington has small [...] Continue Reading…
The Israelites were repeatedly reminded:
“Do not forget the Lord”
Deuteronomy 4:23, 6:12, are 8:11 as a few examples.
It made me think…
We wouldn’t forget the Lord…would we?
Or admit to forgetting the Lord…or our commitment to Him…
We would never, ever, forget our God, would we?
He’s our God…we love Him…
How could we forget [...] Continue Reading…