What a Massage Taught Me About My Spiritual Condition

“If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), Continue Reading →

How to Put Your Purpose Into Pictures

Purpose is such a buzzword these days. One, I have to confess, I’m guilty of using probably too often. Sort of like “tartlet” in the episode of “Friends,” the word has almost lost all meaning. Is purpose really that important? And does it apply to organizations or just individuals? Great questions! (I’m glad you asked…) According Continue Reading →

Blogs You Should Follow: Andee Marks—An Equipper’s Perspective

I remember sitting across from Andee Marks at the Einstein’s Bagels. We were at an equipping conference and Andee was leading several sessions. I was as green as could be to the equipping movement, but tasked with writing blog posts (including interviews) on the topic. Andee was so patient and generous with her time. Since Continue Reading →

How to Grow a Great Idea

Every organization has one: the idea person. The person with the storehouse of ideas they bring with them to every meeting. Their creative nature looks at every plan and project through the lens of “what could we do better?” These “idea geeks” (as I like to describe myself and those like me!) can be a Continue Reading →

Are you lagging behind…or forging ahead?

“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11 I’m a self-proclaimed “idea geek.” Basically this means I start at least 50% of my sentences with “Hey, here’s an idea….” At which point those around me grow quiet and tense, especially those who know Continue Reading →

God’s Promise of Multiplication for Leaders

“May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you until you become a group of peoples.”  Genesis 28:3 In Genesis 28, Isaac is sending Jacob out of Canaan with this blessing. He is leaving his homeland, his family, and what’s familiar, to strike out on his own. He is journeying to a Continue Reading →