Let's talk about something simple/complicated.... Kindness. Kindness is really a simple concept, but it can be hard at times for multiple reasons. We all can agree that our world needs more of it but sometimes, we don't even do it ourselves!
You just gotta show up. Recently I shared a story with someone about something I received from another person (I promise the Dr. Seuss trail ends there). A total gift! Their response to my story was, “it just seems like God is blessing you because you are a pastor.” I kind of didn’t expect that … Continue reading Show Up
For those of you in ministry, ever have one of those really cool ministry moments? One for me was definitely last week, being able to meet and listen to Ed Young give some great leadership advice. Although some of the main points I took from the sessions relate to ministry, I'm thinking of shooting a … Continue reading What I Learned From Ed Young
SAY WHAT?! I know. You thought this was a Christian blog! **GASP** It is! Keep your clothes on. Just yesterday I came across, yet again, another person ripping off their clothes in the Bible (and people think God's word is not entertaining). There are various times when people have been provoked to "tear their … Continue reading Tear Off Your Clothes!
Here we are in February, sailing through a new month. I feel like I started January with such vigor, organization, and perspective. Yes, a new year with new goals and ambitions! Then a few weird weeks and a quick tango with the flu had me feeling pushed back and pushed down. I woke up and … Continue reading Back in Action
More often than not, we find ourselves starting off where we don't necessarily want to be long term. You can look at that as a setback, but that would be unfortunate. Instead, look at it as training ground for your future. Most people aren't handed what they dream of on a silver plater. You can … Continue reading Growth at Your Workplace
"If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.": 1 John 1: 8 Bear with me for a second here. For the first time, I read this specific passage differently. The greek word for sin means, "missing the mark." When we hear the word sin, usually … Continue reading Thunder the Blunder
Ever watch an MMA match before? Honestly, I don't often but I have seen my fair share on TV. It's like a car wreck! I just can't look away. One good punch, in just the right spot, can leave a person completely disoriented. All of a sudden, someone, who was so amped and ready to … Continue reading Fight Well
This week, I had the opportunity to help host a leadership conference at our church. I was able to listen to some of the best pastors and leaders of the North East. In the midst of running around, here are some quick leadership shots I wrote down. Ben Franklin once said, " Without continual growth … Continue reading Leadership Shots. Take a Few For Yourself.
We're rarely ever bored. Recently I was in a doctors office filling out insurance paperwork. My favorite! Kidding. After I was done, I sat down and just waited... I don't always do this. I usually just take out my phone, like every other human being, but this day, the thought of doing that exhausted me. … Continue reading Why Bored Ain’t Always Bad.