Mission over Method

Carey Nieuwhof writes, "Churches that love their method more than their mission will die." This has recently become one of my favorite quotes--almost a mantra if you will. The mission must be greater than the method or we are in trouble. This isn't just a church problem, but a business problem as well. Think of... Continue Reading →


Talent Magnet by Mark Miller

I had the opportunity to be on another Mark Miller book launch team, this time for the book Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People. If you've never read anything by Mark Miller and you are in any sort of leadership role, you should go pick up some of his books right now.... Continue Reading →

Every stranger is also my neighbor

I have recently gotten into reading TED Books. Just like the short videos, these are shorter books filled with big ideas. The most recent book I'm reading is When Strangers Meet by Kio Stark. As I've read, I realized that in my thinking and perspective I had made a differentiation between “strangers” and my “neighbor.” It really, honestly,... Continue Reading →


Maybe it’s time to take a nap

There is one thing that, for every single one of us, should happen every day. It doesn't matter where you live, how old you are, how famous you are, we all need sleep. Our bodies are wired to sleep; to rest and heal each day. New studies come out all the time about the effects... Continue Reading →


From snow storm to sunshine: Our Grand Canyon adventure

We started in the darkness of a blustering, cold, snowy morning. We were driving to the Grand Canyon and didn't have time to waste! Thanks to the time change we were up at the crack of dawn, before the sun, and wanted to see what the GC had to offer in the way of a... Continue Reading →


What if we stopped talking so much and started listening more?

There's this verse in the Bible that says that we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry (James 1:19). The culture around us exemplifies the polar opposite of that. When there is a disagreement between people, it almost seems like the gut reaction is for them to close their... Continue Reading →


Two weeks in, how’s it going?

Committing to a new habit is really hard. There's a ton of research to back that up. It takes more than three days to make a habit or to break a habit. How is your new year going so far? It's day 3. Are you still keeping up with your goal? The beginning is hard, but the... Continue Reading →


Two reasons why waiting is the worst

Waiting for things is not something I enjoy. I’m the kind of person that will turn right on red to take a U-turn to go through the green light headed straight because I didn’t want to wait a few more seconds for the light to change. If I see I’m headed for traffic I’ll take... Continue Reading →


People in process

Process - "a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end." Every one of us is in process; we are not yet complete. We are in the process of becoming. What are we becoming? The definition of process above indicates a "particular end" is in mind. Each of us likely... Continue Reading →


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