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
There is an ever-growing tension in our world today. It is a tension between two well meaning, but opposing views and it puts many of us in a tough place. To help explain this tension let me tell you about my daughter for a moment. My little girl is a preschooler. From a place of … More A Charitable Spirit is the Higher Ground
I have a friend whose journey over the last few months has been especially difficult. As we talk about the pain of loss and disappointment I’ve been reminded that our pain in this life is not void of purpose. Now that fact is about as helpful as a band-aide for a broken bone in the moment … More The Purpose of Your Pain
Have you ever felt spiritual hunger? It’s that desire for something more from God, for your own sake or for the sake of others. Spiritual Hunger is a gift from God because it reminds you of the gap between the Kingdom of God and the world of Man. (Click to tweet) When we grow content … More Hamilton and Spiritual Hunger
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
Do you have the guts to bargain with God? I do not mean a simple plea for God to act on your behalf. I am talking about an aggressive interaction with God. What are the things in your life that cause you to move from casual to intense? Have you ever been shocked by what … More 4 Ways to be Aggressive with God
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?
I’m a pretty big fan of team sports. From the time I was little I always seemed to be drawn towards things like basketball, baseball, football and soccer. The team dynamic is the common thread between these various sports – beyond that each of them is pretty different. In football when you have the ball … More What Name is on Your Jersey?