God’s Intention for the Workplace

The workplace is one of the greatest mission fields in 2018. When you think about it, most working people spend between 40-60 hours a week in their specific workplaces. We have a couple of choices: We can just go to work, do our job and collect a paycheck or we can go...

A Man and His Family

Outside of his personal devotion to Christ—I can think of no greater priority for men than their families.   However, we’ve created a culture (even in the church) that steals men away from their God-given mission at home.   Families are struggling because men are...

Your Business Plan & Jesus

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you...

Pursuing Character & Faithfulness

Romans 5:2-4 “…We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance and endurance produces character and character produces hope…” The forging of steel is neither pretty work nor easy work....

Forgetfulness

Psalm 103:1-5 says: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits;3 who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases;4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns...

Renewing Our Passion for God

One of the things that I have noticed in life is that our "love" seems to dwindle over time…. that is, our early passions seem to loose the time and attention that we once gave them because of new or different priorities.   This isn't always bad, because there is...

Valuable & Vulnerable: Pondering Strength and Weakness

Socrates is famously recorded as having said, “Know Thyself”. Self-awareness is one of the most important pieces of knowledge a person can have; possessing accurate information in this area bears incalculable fruit in personal and professional life. It is astounding...

Danger Idols Ahead

The kings of Israel could not get it right.  When the Kingdom divided, the Northern kingdom, Israel, had no kings that completely served the Lord.  The Southern kingdom, Judah, didn’t fare much better.  But they did have eight kings who followed the Lord.  There is...

The Power of Words

As kids we used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” These words try to dismiss the fact the words can be ignored and, therefore, will not injure or wound those that the words are spoken to. We live in a world where there is...

Staying Focused

One of the great challenges of our day is to stay focused on the things that truly matter.  Most of us are preoccupied with our lives and surviving the daily grind.  We seem to manage the urgent, but we miss the important.  As I have considered these things lately, I...

Do We Want Safe Spaces in the Workplace?

It appears that the concept of “safe spaces” has gained some traction in academia. In case you are new to the trend and conversation, here is the new definition from Merriam Webster: “A place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident...

Increase Our Faith

I want to continue the same theme we began last month. These are some of the questions that probe the deep longings of our hearts. What is God taking me through? Why doesn’t He rescue me? What is God asking me to do? Is God totally silent right now? Jeremiah found...

Making a Difference

Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. “The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if...

Our Ambition in Conflict….is to Win!

The re-occurring theme in my counseling with men revolves around conflicts in their relationships--either at home or at work.  We all face conflict.  It is inevitable, but the concern I have is that the Christians I often meet with approach conflict with much the same...

WBL Spring Luncheon

The Lord blessed this event immensely. 235 women joined us on April 20, 2018 to hear Mary Wyatt tell the story of loosing her husband in a tragic plane crash and how God has pulled her through it. She also shared with us what it is like being a business...