Did you hear that?

Have you ever been walking in the woods with a friend and you hear a strange noise? You stop, become quiet and ask your friend, “Listen, did you hear that”? Or perhaps, you are around a young child, either yours, a grandchild, or a relative and they say a new word....

How Thanksgiving Transforms our Conversations at Work

A Great Time of Year Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. I am a fan of the cooler Alabama weather, the changing leaves and our family meals. My biggest reason is that, as a community, we slow down long enough to reflect and be grateful to God. Christians must...

Making Disciples That Make Disciples

One of the focus points for YBL/WBL is making disciples that make disciples. In my last blog, I wrote about the command that we have been given from Jesus to make disciples and why we should be obedient to that command. I want to follow that blog with a post by Mark...

What energizes you?

We live in a fast-paced, turbo-charged culture, and the demands on our lives cause us to run fast and hard, day after day after day!   As a result, we are regularly looking for energy to “stay in the game!”   Energy drinks are the latest craze to address the “need for...

Excellence at Work

Excellence is Attractive Disney Theme Parks change their lightbulbs when there is 30% expected life remaining. Why? Disney leadership made the decision that they would spend more to make sure their guests never see a burned-out bulb on their visit. They want a Disney...

What We Do Matters!

Matthew 25:21  His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave; You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Have you heard of “the butterfly effect”?  The Butterfly Effect is a book by...

Discipleship Reminder

Making disciples seems to be a big deal right now in church world. There are discipleship pathways being created by churches to help people progress along systematically in the faith journey. There are programs all over the internet that will help give one more...

Self-denial

In a culture that esteems self-promotion…Self-denial is a lost virtue!  Yet there probably is no more important virtue for the Christian to practice. Self-denial is the mark of a Christian…and it is the fundamental virtue one must practice in order to live the...

Enduring a Difficult Work Environment – With Purpose

No one wants to be in a difficult situation. Given the option, we would prefer things to be as easy or pleasant as possible. Children teach us this, because by default they will take the course of least resistance. We must be trained to do a good job in cleaning our...

The Demise of Sears

In the June 2019 Fortune magazine, I found an incredibly interesting article on Sears. In 1969, 2/3 of Americans shopped at Sears in any given quarter, and its sales were 1% of the entire US economy. Certainly, that is not the case today. The authors compared Sears’...

5 Leadership Lessons from a Waterfall Climb

I love to read and study about leadership. From leadership quotes, books and blogs…I enjoy trying to figure out how it will help me grow in my own personal leadership. My desire is always to be a better leader for my family, community and the people that I have the...

Forgiveness

Dear Friends, Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.             I like to think of myself as a moral person, as a good Christian.  But do I really know myself as God knows me. He knows my evil thoughts, my...

Work Clothes

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you....

What is a True Friend?

We were not made to live in isolation. We were made for a relationship with Jesus and people around us. In the people group that are around us, we are blessed to have some that become true friends. Charles R. Swindoll says, “I cannot even imagine where I would be...

Follow Me!

Jesus said, “Follow me!” Americans “follow” a lot of people on tweeter and instagram, but the call to follow Jesus is far different than simply a casual interest in what someone says or does.   Following Jesus is a life altering decision.  When we choose to follow...