Motivation: Our Motives Matters!

Motivation: Our Motives Matters!

Motives are the “why” we do what we do…as well as, for “whom” we do them.   It is natural to desire the applause of men for self-fulfilling ambitions.  Let’s be honest,  we love the approval of others, and we fear their rejection.  These are powerful motivations! As...

God Made Us for Community, Not Just Efficiency

God Made Us for Community, Not Just Efficiency

COVID has accelerated a lot of conversations about how and where we do our work. Since it has been required for many, one of those conversations is working from home vs the office. It absolutely might be more efficient. Whether it is or not may very much depend on the...

The Heart of a Leader

The Heart of a Leader

We need leaders who have the wisdom and strength to navigate the challenges before us. At every level we need leadership we can trust to use the power and resources at its disposal for the good of those under their care. The decisions made by business owners,...

Resilience

Resilience

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Then in...

Connected

Connected

Our ministry theme in Jackson for 2021 is “Connected.” By definition the word “connected” means brought together or into contact so that a real link is established, to be joined or linked together. Our prayer is that 2021 will be a year where our businessmen are more...

Not Shaken by The Storms

Not Shaken by The Storms

I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  (Ps. 16:8) Storms are a part of life.  They come us in the form of physical storms, as well as, emotional storms—but they always cause us to be afraid.  Storms rattle us,...

Do Not Fear. Only Believe.

Do Not Fear. Only Believe.

Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” And he went...

God’s Viewpoint

God’s Viewpoint

I hope you have just experienced a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have so much for which to be thankful. Our family certainly has a lot for which to be grateful. But life, circumstances, and people can give us pause and lead us toward a path of discouragement, grief,...

Do I Have Anything to be Thankful For in 2020?

Do I Have Anything to be Thankful For in 2020?

It’s definitely a question on the minds and hearts of many as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2020. For many, 2020 has been a train wreck. From COVID, to political and rational tensions…2020 has been tough. I was on vacation last week. It was a great week of relaxation,...

A Reminder to be Thankful!

A Reminder to be Thankful!

From time to time, I find myself dissatisfied with the things I possess and discontent with my current station in life.   I find myself wanting something new…something different…something more!   As I've reflected on these attitudes, I've seen that they are rooted in...

What Will Still Be True When the Election is Over

What Will Still Be True When the Election is Over

"Politics matters. Policies matter. Presidents matter. They really do. But let us never forget that some things matter much, much, eternally much more." What Will Still Be True When the Election is Over Written by Kevin DeYoung We may know by early morning who will be...

Passive No More

Passive No More

Being passive is a common struggle. There are times when things happen to us or around us and we simply don’t respond. We take it on the chin. Rather than speaking up or taking action we are tempted to shrug our shoulders and say, “It is what it is.” We may even...

God’s Will

God’s Will

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes....

Empathy

Empathy

“Empathy doesn’t judge what others feel. It understands what others feel.” – Dan Rockwell This quote by Dan Rockwell really grabbed my attention. I began to look inward and do a little self-evaluation on the subject. As I continued to process the quote, I underline...