The Key Word in Discipline

Discipline is crucial to accomplish anything worthwhile. To understand discipline you must know the key word in discipline—Self. There is no one that is going to force you to get up and make a difference accept you. You see, it[…]

6 Benefits of Trouble

Today I want to talk to you about something we forget.  Trouble.  No, I’m not talking about forgetting trouble.  The is very hard to do.  We forget that we are going to have trouble.  Many times, I see leaders become[…]

The Best of Days—The Worst of Days — 3 Leadership Ques from Luther

I woke up this morning reminded of the opening line of “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the season of light, it was the season[…]

Clean As You Go

Over the past few weeks Vicki and I have been doing some remodeling at our house. Some of the remodel has been pretty aggressive. In other words we made a huge mess. At one point in the process I spent[…]

Don’t Vacate—Allocate!!! 3 Steps To make the Summer Count.

I read an article the other day about how to make your summer a time of growth. It was a church leadership article. I was interested because I always want to see the church grow and especially in the summer.[…]

Where the attention goes the power flows-3 Simple Practices of focused Leaders

In an environment of notifications, instant messaging, and multi-tasking, the ability to pay attention and concentrate for any length of time can be greatly diminished.  The ability to multitask is not all it’s cracked up to be.  In fact it[…]

2 Ingredients for Relevant Leaders

We are watching a world that is breaking apart before our eyes.  This past summer has been one of the most violent.  Governments are toppling, radicalism seems to be the way, and everyone wants their way and to protect their[…]

The Terrain Determines your Focus

When I run in enjoy running on different terrains.  In my neighborhood there are streets, sidewalks, running track, bike trails, gravel paths, and trails in the woods.  Each terrain causes me to run differently. The terrain determines my focus.  If[…]

Why Leaders Should Go To Church

Ok, most everyone who knows me knows I am a pastor and expect me to say this.  But before I was a pastor or “had” to go to church, I went.  I am a public fan of church.  I know[…]

3 Pitfalls of Authenticity

I have noticed a trend in leadership circles.  It’s the trend of Authentic Leadership.  The idea that leaders and their teams are connecting with who they really are.  No more: politics fake smiles tolerance for the sake of feelings saying[…]