Sometimes my daughter gets confused. This world is a crazy place to live in and try to understand. The more you try to explain it the more you understand why little ones get confused. For instance, sometimes you take your child to the doctor because they are sick. They don’t feel good and need help, … More None of Us Avoid the Knife
I get to work with a lot of stellar staff and volunteer leaders who oversee incredible teams. None of these teams are perfect – but many of them have qualities, which set them apart and make them an ideal team environment. Whether you are a leader building a new team, a fresh leader working with … More The Most Meaningful Part of Any Team
Great players win MVP awards. Great teams win championships. Those two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but it is important to understand the power of synergy on a team. Unfortunately we grow up placing greater value and focus on becoming an MVP. We imagine ourselves out on the field hitting the game winning … More Collaboration is King
What possibilities exist in your life right now? What opportunity is out there that could become game-changers in your life? We live in a day and age where the possibilities are almost limitless. Combine that with the knowledge that we were created in the image of God and the realm of possibilities grows even larger. … More Thinking Outside the Box
I might be a sucker for punishment. You see I love my job, but there are certain weekends that rise to the top for me. Generally those are days that are packed with activity; full of moments where our team looks at each other and we think, “can we do this?” My response? Bring. It. … More 3 Ways to Keep Your Team Flexible
Have you ever noticed the holiday season has a way of polarizing people? I am not talking about the divide between those who want to say, “Happy Holidays” and those who prefer to say, “Merry Christmas.” Though that is a clear dividing line in our culture, I am talking about a different polarization that happens … More Where do you turn for Hope?
Have you ever chased perfection? It is a frustrating pursuit, a race we cannot win. If you chase perfection you are likely to find yourself frustrated by unmet expectations. That is not to say we should hold back when it comes to the effort and intentionality we bring in our areas of service and leadership. Today … More Am I All In?
Our family has some pretty consistent traditions around the holiday season. On those special days everyone ends up at our house in the morning. An overflow of coffee is a requirement to start out the day. There is always a huge meal that seems like it could feed 5x the people in our house. The … More Church is Like a Holiday Dinner
I’ll go ahead and start out with a confession – I stink at resting. Working hard feels native to me, but resting is something I really have to focus on if I am going to make it happen. Don’t get me wrong; I love the idea of rest. It sounds like a wonderful concept. When you … More Why Can’t I Rest?
Thanksgiving is a great time of year for a number of reasons. I love the food, family time and of course football. One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving is it causes you to pause and reflect on the blessings in your life. It is a day each year where we intentionally consider the things … More The 360° Gratitude Challenge