One thing I have learned that is foundational in everything I have done, it is that I must build trust before I can impact change. I can have the latest and greatest information in the world. I can be the most skilled in my profession, but if I do not build trust before I try … Continue reading Building Trust
Let me just cut to the chase. If you disagree with someone, make it as public as possible, call them an idiot, and make them feel stupid for not seeing things your way. SERIOUSLY... How many of us are guilty of that? We immediately get on social media, let everyone know how angry we are … Continue reading The Proper Way to Disagree
I'm sure you really want to read this after reading the title. None of us likes having things shoved down our throat. In my years as a Christian, I have seen and heard many approaches to delivering the truth. Some of them are way less palatable. You have zealots who will tell you that you … Continue reading Let Me Shove This Truth Down Your Throat
I was reading an article today that highlighted a high-profile ministry leader and the demise of her marriage. As a pastor who has been through divorce, it was heartbreaking to read the story. It brought back to mind all the pressures of being in the spotlight and the feelings of living in a glass house. … Continue reading The Danger of the Ministry Spotlight
I grew up attending Christian School and was taught the "right and wrong answers" to anything biblical. I went off to Bible college and was given a systematic way to make all the difficult things of Scripture work into a traditional framework. However, I got into ministry and the pre-packaged answers did not always fit … Continue reading Asking the Tough Questions
I have heard so many people tell me they would pray for me, and I have done the same. It's the "Christian" thing to say, but do we really pray for someone when they request prayer? I was confronted with this idea today as I had two co-workers ask that I pray for relatives who … Continue reading I’ll Be Praying for You…Really?
I love those moments when my stomach growls loudly in the middle of a quiet room. Don't you? Nothing embarrassing about that, right? It would normally happen to me during a Sunday morning church service because breakfast wore off and I was ready for lunch. I thought about hunger today as I was visiting a … Continue reading Is Your Stomach Growling?
When I started blogging, I shared this on Facebook and hoped to have a few people read this. Today, I have approximately 485 followers and others who read who are not WordPress bloggers. I honestly don't remember how I got to this point, but I am amazed and enjoying the journey. I understand that some … Continue reading Blogging Helps