Sunday, June 30th, 2019

The possibility for stupid doesn’t change; the potential for damage does. God places zero tolerance on stupidity among leadership. The greater we lead, the greater attention we must give to stupid. Remember, to whom much is given, much is required. As the great prophet Forest Gump so eloquently stated, “Stupid is as stupid does.”… Read the rest

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Oswald Sanders writes, “The man (and woman) who desires to grow spiritually and intellectually will be constantly at his books.” In the final phase of my life, may I continue to read, continue to grow, and continue to develop.… Read the rest

Friday, June 28th, 2019

“When you come, bring my coat; bring the books too, and especially the ones made of parchment” (2 Timothy 4:13). This is amazing. Paul is at the end of his life and he still wants to learn. Charles Spurgeon writes in response to this verse, “He has been preaching at least thirty years, yet he wants books. He’s seen the Lord, yet he wants books. He’s had a wider experience than most men, yet he wants books. He’s been caught up to Heaven and has heard things that are unlawful to utter, yet he wants books. He’s written a major part of the New Testament, yet he still wants books.”… Read the rest

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

“Sometimes God puts a less gifted leader over a higher gifted leader to test the heart of the more gifted person.” How are you with those who might pose a threat to your person? How are you in receiving advice from those around you? How we interact with others speaks volumes about ourselves both as individuals and as leaders.… Read the rest

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

When we truly get the cross, you can never stay cross. When you truly grasp the gift that God gave each one of us on the cross, you will always be quicker to give forgiveness than hold onto bitterness. You’ll be quicker to extend grace than nurse a grudge. “Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).… Read the rest

Monday, June 24th, 2019

One of my heroes is Walt Disney. I love his leadership lessons and challenges. One of his great lessons of life is to “Live the ADVENTURE.” Too often we speak of how much we love life, but we fail to live it. God’s purpose is that we would be light to the world. And we have the privilege every day to live His light before people. Make it count. I’ve heard it said, “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.”… Read the rest

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Never undervalue the power of example. Our lives are much louder than our words. James writes, “Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should SHOW IT by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom” (James 3:13).… Read the rest

Friday, June 21st, 2019

The world will be won when the church is one. The lack of unity is one of the great injustices that continues to be overlooked. The last recorded prayer we have from Jesus was about the necessity of unity. “I pray that they will all be one, just as You and I are one – as You are in Me, Father, and I am in You. And may they be in Us so that the world will believe You sent Me. I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be one as We are one. I am in them and You are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me” (John 17:21-23).… Read the rest

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

You can’t pray and worry at the same time. Prayer is the most powerful resource that God has given us. Never make a decision without first going to the Lord in prayer. It must always be our weapon of choice. I’ve heard it said, “If we don’t pray, we pay.” Remember, nothing is too big for God.… Read the rest

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

You ARE exactly where you WANT to be. Never blame another for where you’re at. If you don’t like your surroundings, then make the necessary change(s). If you’re not happy with the outcome of your investment, then chose a new course of action. We are in control of every choice we make.… Read the rest

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

When you don’t feel passionate, act passionate. Never allow your feelings to determine your actions. Sometimes you have to act your way into a feeling. This is why VISION is so important. Time and time again I have to keep coming back to the WHY – and my emotions always seem to follow.… Read the rest

Friday, June 14th, 2019

When we don’t show the importance of the task, we dim the all-important vision. We can’t forget WHY we do what we do – which only heightens the ‘why’ in what we do. If we don’t know where we’re going or why we do what we do, then at best we’re a wondering generality.… Read the rest

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

When output exceeds income, your upkeep will be your downfall. It’s easy to get caught up in doing and wonder why you end up feeling like you’re failing. You must take time to ensure that you are being filled up. Busyness is a sad excuse for allowing your personal self to become empty, for in the end, everybody loses.… Read the rest

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Titles mean very little if we truly understand what life is all about. In the end, people are never remembered for the positions they held, but for what they gave away. Life is about people, so love them, care for them, pour into them, and you will experience the greatest joy that few ever experience.… Read the rest

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

It’s all about people, not a position. There are many who made it to the top only to find loneliness and isolation. Nothing is worth having if you go it alone. “The LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone’” (Genesis 2:18). Just remember, life together is always better.… Read the rest

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Do what frees another up, not what necessarily fires you up. I’m not suggesting that we neglect ourselves for the sake of another, but I am saying don’t just live for self and always do what you want. Paul writes, “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too” (Philippians 2:4). When you build another up, he/she will never let you down.… Read the rest

Friday, June 7th, 2019

We are wired to worship something; the question is what? I’ve heard it said that we give the greatest amount of time to what we value the most. I can’t say I completely agree with this. But what is true is that our hearts, our passions, reveal a great deal about us. “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45). What has you?… Read the rest

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Though he was never ordained to the Catholic priesthood, Francis of Assisi is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. One of most memorable statements was, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” Nothing speaks louder than our own everyday lives. People get what they see.… Read the rest