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…
I learned much of what I know about parenting after I was a parent. Thankfully, my two boys are model young people. I would say I have two of the greatest young men as sons that any parent has ever seen. (Biased…aren’t I?) But, seriously, we have seen good [...] Continue Reading…
This was a week (again) where the news was dominated by a natural disaster. Knowing that this blog is read by many pastors and church leaders, I felt led to address the issue many of them (us) will be considering…or at least should be.
How to respond the Sunday after [...] Continue Reading…
If you haven’t heard, Google Reader is going away. Quickly. It was announced a couple months ago, but it ends July 1, 2013. I was bummed, because I use Google Reader to follow most of the blogs I follow.
Many people follow this blog through Google Reader.
What to do?
Well, short [...] Continue Reading…
(I borrowed this picture from the Salvation Army website. Since I mentioned them below I hope they won’t mind.)
Yet another tragedy.
There are no words to describe the scenes we are seeing from the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. No words.
So don’t say anything. Just pray.
Please, don’t try to provide answers [...] Continue Reading…