Have you ever heard the phrase “odd person out”?
It means you don’t fit. You don’t measure up for some reason. You are excluded. Being odd person out can hurt if for some unfair reason one is descriminated against.
While I certainly can’t claim discrimination the way many people understand […] Continue Reading…
The larger role of responsibility or the higher position you hold in an organization, the more you must discipline and free yourself for future-tense thinking.
I remember explaining this concept to a senior pastor. His church had stalled. As I learned more about the church, it wasn’t surprising to me. […] Continue Reading…
As a leader, there are many times I feel like the mediator between opposing viewpoints. I’m steering our team towards a common, shared vision, but there are a myriad of opinions in how we accomplish the vision. This sometimes causes conflict.
Conflict is many times seen as a sign of […] Continue Reading…
Challenging words from James Chapter 2
James 2 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
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 tried.
Some never could.
Some tried, could, and lost their child.
And, for many it’s a hidden pain […] Continue Reading…
I must admit I have a good number of pet peeves in leadership. Leadership is hard. But, there are some principals in leadership, which simply need to be adhered to for good leadership.
Let me share a story as an illustration of one of my pet peeves.
Years ago, […] Continue Reading…
One thing which has always come naturally to me and I love doing is connecting people with similar interests. I believe this is one of the best ways within the Body of Christ where “iron sharpens iron”.
From a strategic, discipleship standpoint, I know people are more likely to be […] Continue Reading…
Here is a huge leadership lid I have witnessed firsthand. In fact, it’s one that has crippled my leadership in years past. (I wrote a post about one of those times HERE).
Here’s the lid: […] Continue Reading…
The larger the church gets, or the more leadership responsibility God calls me to, the greater the tension I feel between being available and being accessible.
Leader, have you ever felt this tension?
And, I’ve learned to be effective, to protect my family and to avoid burnout I can’t always do […] Continue Reading…
This is a tough book, we’ll take it one chapter at a time.
(Thankful for great commentaries, sermons of other pastors, and the counsel of our staff to help me cover this.)
James Chapter 1 from ron edmondson on Vimeo.