While He was praying in private and His disciples were with Him, He asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am? ” They answered, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, that one of the ancient prophets has come back.” “But you,” He asked them, “who do [...] Continue Reading…
I’ve written before about my discipline of exercise. Honestly, it has to be one of the keys to me being effective in life and leadership. I can tell the difference in productivity when I exercise and when I don’t.
I talk to busy, stressed pastors every week and frequently [...] Continue Reading…
The other day someone said to me, “Pastor, Sorry I haven’t gotten involved in the church yet, but I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing right now. I can’t seem to find my purpose.”
I hear that kind of thing often. In this case, it’s been five [...] Continue Reading…
Here’s a warning:
Don’t Agree to Be the Senior Leader Unless…
You are ready to lead alone at times…or at least feel like you are.
You aren’t striving for popularity, knowing that every decision you make is unpopular to someone.
You can make the hard decisions, even the ones involving people [...] Continue Reading…
I don’t have a perfect marriage. I have a good marriage. We work at it.
But, it isn’t perfect. Our marriage…probably like yours…is a work in progress. And, the reason we don’t have a perfect marriage is because there are two imperfect people in this marriage…just like in your marriage. [...] Continue Reading…
I talk with team leaders every week where the team is struggling and trying to figure out how to succeed again. I understand. I’ve been the leader of teams in situations like that many times. Every team experiences times of decline. What you do next almost always determines how [...] Continue Reading…
Today we remember.
Your pride of duty.
Your love of freedom.
Your family’s commitment.
Happy Memorial Day!
(Memorial Day has rightly expanded focus in recent years to honor all troops, past and present. In days of extreme, continual sacrifice of our military we can never say [...] Continue Reading…
As you consider your vacation this year, I want to encourage you to find a church wherever you are and visit.
One of the first things Cheryl and I do when we go out of town is look for a place to attend church on Sunday. We’ve had some incredible [...] Continue Reading…
“He was openly talking about this. So Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.” (Mark 8:32)
I read this recently and laughed. LOL in fact.
The innocence of Peter here. The verses before tell us Jesus was teaching that He “must suffer many things and be rejected by [...] Continue Reading…
I might have discovered a secret to the success of Jesus’ disciples.
And therefore my own ministry.
I never caught it until recently.
Read these verses and see if you see what I saw:
They were to wear sandals, but not put on an extra shirt.
So they went out and preached that people [...] Continue Reading…