Are you using your gift?

As a part of being a “friend in the marketplace,” we YBL staff get the privilege to learn a lot about folks as they get involved with the mission. In the last week, I have the privilege to spend time in conversation with several friends. I asked a few, “What is your...

Coaching – it’s not just for youth sports

Who were the big influences on your life in your formative years?  My answer: 2 junior high school football coaches.  These men volunteered about 4 hours per week for practice (yes in Jr High we only practiced 2 nights per week), 4+ hours on the weekend for the games,...

Discipleship in a Microwave Culture

Earlier this fall, I visited with an entrepreneur I initially met through a YBL men’s group. Matthew was an engineer at GE Aircraft Engines when we met. Now, almost 5 years later, he is a small business owner and restaurant operator. As I toured Just Q’in, Matthew led...

Pleasing God

“Now the God of peace… equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20, 21   Dear Friends, My actions matter to God....

Position vs. Passion

“You become the kind of leader that others want to follow not because of your position, but because of your passion.” (Doug Dickerson). This quote came up at a leadership round-table that I was leading a couple of weeks ago. As the conversation unfolded, most of the...