I wrote the post below more than six years ago. While I think the ideas are still DEFINITELY at play in our churches, I think this is a microscope we can turn onto ourselves. When we hear about needs in the community -- whether they're one-offs or larger systemic needs -- can we just ignore … Continue reading Do you really understand the needs of your community? #maybenot
One of the best gifts I've ever given myself is an Audible subscription. I commute 80 miles round trip each day and enjoy the opportunity to listen to a variety of books -- everything from the latest fiction and classic literature to books on business, biographies and autobiographies. My latest listen was the much-anticipated autobiography … Continue reading Read or listen to ME by Elton John
It was 2009. I was several months into a new job -- my first job as a manager -- and I was miserable. Miserable to the point of insomnia. Depression. Anger. Constant self-doubt. And even bouts of tears. I won't lie. I made a lot of missteps as a first-time manager, and those missteps led … Continue reading “Not Everyone is Going to Like You”
People will let us down. Even the good ones, the ones we think will never hurt us. Fathers included. Just ask my sons. This weekend, we honor our fathers and stepfathers and grandfathers and guardians and mentors. We thank them for their love and support, their advice and their provision. And at the same time, … Continue reading Thankful for God the Father
Have you ever put faith in a person? If so, did that person let you down? I've let people down. I've failed. As a husband. As a father. As a son. As a friend. Unfortunately, despite my hopes and prayers to stay the course, I will continue to fail. So might you. No matter their … Continue reading What do Moses and Mark McGwire have in common?
“The storyteller takes what he tells from experience – his own or that reported by others. And he in turn makes it the experience of those who are listening to his tale.” ~Walter Benjamin