A Justice League Model of Ministry

Lately, I have experienced challenges in my ministry setting that have left me scratching my head. All of the challenges have been lessons learned. I pray that in the midst of facing these challenges that not only will I continue to grow with grace and maturity, but wisdom and understanding of becoming a better leader.…

The Voice, changed lives and a Vision

I have discovered an awesome television show this fall.  I really enjoy The Voice.  The talent is exceptional, I like the fact that the judges are listening to the contestant’s singing ability and their effect on the audience and not judging them on their appearance.  I enjoy the stories of the contestants.  This evening I…

Membership Misconceptions

The slogan, Membership has its privileges, was used by a famous credit card company during the 1980s. The commercials made potential clients feel as if there was something special about that credit card. I remember some of the commercials highlighting exclusive restaurants, extravagant getaways, and other purchases by card holders. The actors on the commercial…

Mosquitoes

I am itching all over.  Mostly my back.  It is driving me crazy.  I’m not sure if it is an allergic reaction to the little bottle of travel body wash I’ve been carrying, the laundry soap we’ve been using on our travels, or the salt water I’ve been bathing my skin in all week, or…

Jesus and me

Recently, USA today highlighted a study on the use of individualistic language in books published over the past 50 years.  I was intrigued so I tracked down the study report which you can download here.  The study used the Google books library and focused on books with publication dates between 1960 and 2008.  Searching for…

Legacy

     It’s been a few weeks since the NBA finals.  Depending on whether you are a Lebron James fan or hater you are happy or sad.  Lebron James are excited that he finally one a championship so he will not be known as the best player never to win a championship.  James haters (many in…

Time for a Change

Last week I gathered up my two sons on a Saturday morning for haircuts. They usually go to the barbershop but with the heat of summer it was time for some simple buzz cuts. As we stood in the bathroom and I cut their hair, I realized how fast they have grown. My oldest is…