How can you inspire others to reach new levels instead of obeying through fear? By speaking greatness. Speaking greatness helps a person want to achieve great things in life and not disappoint the leader or coach. What does speaking greatness require?  We must believe that each person is valued, loved by God, and created with … Read more

Two POWERFUL QUOTES For Parenting –– From Billy Graham

I recently ran across the book, Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham.  It’s a great little book with quotes organized by topic (age, anxiety, money, prayer, life, and others).  I took note of two great quotes from the parenting section: “Parents, pray that God may crown your home with grace and mercy.” “What a blessing … Read more


Pastors, worship leaders, and next-generation ministry leaders build the culture of attitude – positive or negative – in the leaders and the church. Your attitude is contagious. No ministry or leader is perfect and you will experience tough seasons and situations. But it’s important to keep a positive attitude. As Winston Churchill said, “I am … Read more


The idea of blessing is powerful in the Old Testament. Issac blessed Jacob. Even though Jacob tricked Isaac into thinking he was his older brother, Issac couldn’t take the blessing back. He had given it to Jacob and it was done (Genesis 27). When Jacob was older, he blessed Joseph’s two sons. Much to Joseph’s … Read more

9 Proven Ways To Get A New Idea

New ideas are great.  They are the seed to possibilities.  If you have 50 new thoughts or ideas this year and say, only 12 of them come together and pan out to something – that’s one amazing possibility a month! So, begin practicing getting new ideas!  Here are nine proven ways to get started: 1) Assessment of your life … 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

Six Ways Church Staff Team Members Can Influence The Church

Does the staff influence the church more or does the church influence the staff more? Obviously, they both happen to some degree, but this question has been on my mind.  In this post, I will focus on the ways church staff and leaders can help shape the church: 1. Through Prayer – It’s the obligation of … Read more

When Your Values Are Clear, Your Choices Are Easy

“When your values are clear, your choices are easy.” – Thad Allen When our values are really clear, the choices become more limited. A simple example might be our value to be honest. Because we value honesty, we don’t make the choice to cheat on our taxes, our timesheet, or other things in life. This … Read more