I’ve spent the last 20 years of my life tending to the idea of “growing spiritually.” For the last 15 or so years “help others grow spiritually” has been the most appropriate response I could give when someone asks me what I do. In Church circles it is called adult ministry, or spiritual formation, or … More What Do You Have For Me?
Have you ever worked with an insecure leader? It is exhausting. Insecurity is like a spilled cup of coffee – it spreads in every direction and seems to touch everything in sight. Insecurity does not play favorites – it has the ability to affect each of us equally. While things like a lack of competence … More 4 Signs of an Insecure Leader
Have you ever been frustrated when you buy a product only to find out you have to buy something else just to make the product work? Are there any other parents out there who would echo my annoyance? You get home after getting your kid a great gift only to read those dreaded words…Batteries Not … More Don’t Hide Jesus
I affectionately want to refer to 2018 as the year of spoiling for my oldest daughter. Before the year is done she will have been to Disney World 4 times. When I compare that to the 1 visit to Disney World I experienced in my first 33 years of life…well you can see why say … More Focus on the Magic
When we serve we use actions to communicate something beyond words. Most of us have heard the axiom that “Our actions speak louder than our words.” Through service we communicate things that are either beyond our ability to articulate or beyond others ability to receive with their ears. Sometimes it is helpful to consider what … More Eight Things I Wish People Heard From Us When We Serve
Living in relationship with people is an essential part of life. Due to fear or experience some of us tend draw back from relationships – worried that we will get burned. It is essential that we do not allow fear or any other factor to keep us from engaging in that which we were created … More What To Do When You’ve Been Burned
What does it mean to lead? When you picture having a role as a coach, boss or leader what are the things you picture yourself doing? What are the pressures you expect to navigate? When I consider roles of leadership and authority I instantly think of 2 mutually exclusive perspectives I have been taught over … More Who Do You Work For?
Have you ever thought about the subtle difference between the Church and just another crowd? Do you know how to tell the difference between these two gatherings of people? It is not as simple as you might think. You might be inclined to believe that the Church gathers in church buildings and crowds gather in … More 5 Differences between a Crowd and a Church
There is so much going on around us that we somehow miss. Each of us have biases that affects what we see. I recently bought a new car and now I see that car everywhere; I never noticed it before now. The model isn’t new to the road, I had just neglected to notice it … More Consider What You Do Not See
Being present and aware might be one of the most valuable gifts you can to the people around you. We live in a time when focused presence is often set aside for the sake of multi-tasking. It is way too easy to be aware of the little red bubbles on our phone while being unaware … More Do You Live Aware?