Go Ahead and Move to Humility

I remember those early Saturday mornings in the summertime when the kids were little and we were all loaded up in the car and headed to Holden for a week of vacation. You couldn’t do much more to increase my joy at that moment. But if the kids wanted to just send me over the … Continue reading Go Ahead and Move to Humility

When a Lame Beggar Ran in Church

When I wrote that title it took me back to a pastors’ conference I attended years ago. Pastors are an insecure bunch. I met one at this conference who, I promise, two seconds after he found out my name and where our church is located, looked at me and said, “So, how many you runnin’ … Continue reading When a Lame Beggar Ran in Church

Build your character, not your resume

There is a curve in the road about 4 miles from our house that I travel through nearly every day. And there are almost always skid marks in the road, and the grass on the shoulder is often in various states of disrepair. Drivers who go too fast there will mishandle the curve and skid … Continue reading Build your character, not your resume

Talent Offering

It's been a while since my wife and I have been to see a movie in the theater. It's not because we don't enjoy them; we do. But it's been a busy year and so we have gotten behind. Don't tell anybody, but I haven't even seen the latest Star Wars movie, and I think … Continue reading Talent Offering

Three Things Loved or Learned

It's that time of year, and I love the Sunday when we recognize our high school and college graduates at church. I usually ask them to come to the front, and for their first post-graduation test, have them assemble themselves alphabetically by last names. They usually get that right after a few seconds. Then one … Continue reading Three Things Loved or Learned

How great leaders inspire action

What do Apple Computer, the Wright Brothers, and Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? Listen to the most popular TED talk of all time and find out. Simon Sinek's 2009 talk has been viewed more than 38 million times, and translated into 47 languages. And it is based on a very simple concept, that … Continue reading How great leaders inspire action