Saturday, November 23, 2013

ceremonies and celebrations

In every culture there are ceremonies and celebrations.  We use them as milestones in our lives and they are huge memory makers.  When you boil our lives down, it all comes down to relationships.  Today, I had the privilege of marrying two friends.  I was honored to share in their big day and will have those memories of that celebration forever.  What memories do you cherish?  How can you make the most of every celebration, ceremony to make them more memorable?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

moving forward

Forward means change, growth, adventure, addressing fears, having to deal with insecurities, etc.  Moving forward can mean so many things to different people.  Do you ask yourself that question often?  What areas of your life have you been stuck in?  What areas of your life do you need to move forward in?  What is stopping you from moving forward?  Personally, if I can identify my road block and set a goal and go after it, I can continually move forward.  What do you need to do in order to move forward?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Develop your Call

The Call of God is His responsibility, the development of it is yours.

Has God put a Call on your life?  If so, what are you doing with it?  We need to develop what God has entrusted to us.  We do that by stepping out using the gifts, abilities and resources we have for His Glory.  Don't be like the servant who was given a "talent" from His master and then buried it.  Jesus called that guy, wicked and lazy!  Ouch!  Start where you are...Use what you have...Do what you can. How are you developing what you have been given?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

oil and water

Growth and comfort are 2 words that mix as well as oil and water.  Growth requires change and change  causes friction and friction leads to pain.  As a leader, we should constantly be growing through reading, listening, coaching, being mentored, etc.  Then there are "forced growth opportunities."  These are the instances where we go through difficult situations that ultimately shape us....if we let them.

Monday, November 4, 2013


I left last Friday morning and headed to speak the Michigan Youth Convention Friday night and Saturday as well.  God showed up big with these hungry students.  Then got back Saturday night to be ready for our 3 services, which we had another great Sunday.  The whirlwind just finished this morning by speaking the Gahanna Christian Academy chapel.  I am wiped out, but amazed and honored to be a part of what God is doing.