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Time:  What should we do?

Time: What should we do?

Yesterday would have been the home opener for my favorite baseball team the Detroit Tigers. For several years Susanne and I had the opportunity to attend the home opener. This was always a highlight for us, the pageantry and fun as the air was filled with...
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Fear has become the operative word for many in our world today. For those who listen to the never-ending news broadcasts, fear can quickly become panic. I have personal viewpoints and opinions, everyone does yet when I am responsible for leading I also must think...
Decision-Making

Decision-Making

How do you make decisions? Do you have difficulty making a decision? What are the ingredients that make for better decisions? When you are about to make a decision is the best place to ask yourself why? Why do you need to make this decision? This question gets to the...
God’s Word says​ you are…

God’s Word says​ you are…

There is a beautiful statement at the beginning of Jude in the New Testament: 1 This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus...
Surrender Contract

Surrender Contract

The other day I came across an interesting take on living a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. It was simply entitled “the surrender contract.” Many have a narrow definition and understanding of what it means to surrender to the Lord. To most, it is mostly...
Dealing with Doubt

Dealing with Doubt

What do you do with your doubts?  I have been reading daily from Regi Campbell’s  “Radical Wisdom” and the entry for February 23 really encouraged me.  Things happen in life that can cause the strongest among us to question our faith and perhaps even our sanity.  What...
Leadership Alignment

Leadership Alignment

One of the dilemmas of leadership is the fact that one may feel they are leading and pause and look and no one is following. If you are leading and “they” are not following you have a problem. One thing that often happens is the there is a gap between what...
Your Invitation is Awaiting.

Your Invitation is Awaiting.

Jesus extends an invitation in Matthew 11:28-30: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is...
Focus on One Thing

Focus on One Thing

Focus is the operative word today. We are told to focus or don’t lose your focus. Focus is a vision word, having to do with concentrating and seeing what is in front of you. Recently I have discovered that I cannot concentrate for long periods of time. Four...
My Life Is In Your Hands

My Life Is In Your Hands

I resonate with the phrase “my life is in Your Hands.” Kirk Franklin has written a powerful song with this title that expresses the sentiments of how life is lived by faith. Life is not one string of consecutive victories piled on top of each other. For...