Seven Important Reminders About Vision

Vision is discovered, not invented. The best way to discover the vision for your ministry or organization is to spend time with Jesus, in His Word.  From there, you will be drawn into God’s dream which is always more perfect than we can imagine. Seeking the vision requires these things: 1. Seeking Vision Requires: Confidence … Read more

It’s True! Small Sins Can Jeopardize The Blessing And Anointing!

The crazy thing happens just one chapter after the miraculous and famous fall of Jericho. In the process of that miraculous conquest, someone among the Israelite nation, unbeknownst to anyone else, disobeys the direct orders from God and steals for himself some of the plunder.  He takes a robe and money that he covets and … Read more

One Great Characteristic of a Healthy Team

Here’s one characteristic of a healthy team – whether it’s your church staff, your family, your volunteer worship band, your co-workers or any other team you are part of…. Laughter. Laughter is a by-product of joy, connection and friendship.  It’s a result of having time for stories, memories and personal connections.  Laughter is a result … Read more

Be Happy With Less: Apply the Amazing Virtue of Thrift

Financial hardships can bring extra stress in life. But financial freedom doesn’t bring enduring happiness either. How do we live so that the amount of money we have doesn’t keep us from flourishing? Happiness with less isn’t just a good sentiment. It really is true that people who have less tend to have a level … Read more

Six Kind Ways To Say “No”

Are you bad at saying no?  Do you say yes too often, getting yourself stretched overwhelmingly thin? I have finished reading Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, a book I highly recommend to you. The author, Greg McKeown, included a very helpful “No” repertoire, which is beneficial to everyone who needs to say “no” more often.  If … Read more

Jokes

I don’t think there are any “jokes” in the Bible, but there is a lot a humor! We’re called to be glad, rejoice, be happy and laugh. Though there is a time to be serious, I also don’t want to take myself too seriously. I’ve made it a habit over the years to collect puns, … Read more