At the heart of all service is Leadership. And you can’t be a great leader or lead your family in any other area unless you do so with a servant’s heart. In this section, we talk about all aspects of Leadership and how it impacts all areas of life.

18 10, 2017

Adversity: What It Reveals & What You Can Do When It Shows Up

By | 2017-10-11T12:13:24+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Adversity is not a test.  Instead, it’s a revealer.  It shows you what’s inside after the fire melts the weaker parts away.  It’s what settles and remains when the storms of life pass. In speaking to reporters about this year’s football team, defensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines, Don Brown, spoke on this very issue.  He was asked how he felt about losing so many starters from last year’s team to the NFL.  One reporter asked: “How are you feeling about losing so many seniors and starters from your defense.  Are you worried about that at all?” Here was his response.  It’s so good! “I’m not concerned about that.  What I’m concerned about is what happens when adversity shows up and introduces a man to himself.” Did you catch it?  It’s subtle but profound and important for us all to pay attention to. […]

9 10, 2017

Change the world: It starts with us.

By | 2017-10-09T09:44:56+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

“Change the world”.  It sounds like a great idea.  But to be honest, I doubt that anything I might say or do will have any impact on it at all.  I mean, I am only one person.  In the grand scheme of things, I am a small piece of the puzzle and I am not influential or able to make much of a difference.  What good could someone as insignificant as me make in the world?  Who would even care?  What difference would it possibly make? Have you ever felt that?  Do you feel that way now? For most of us, we simply feel the defeat of insignificance when it comes to having an impact on the world or creating the change that we would like to see. But there is something inside of me that knows that this is not completely true.  There is a part of me (and I would guess that this may be in you as well) that believes that we actually CAN make a difference and create change in our world. In fact, there is a model of how this can work that has stood the test of time.  It is a way that average, ordinary, insignificant people can be used to do big things.   […]

25 09, 2017

Lead People Better: How to improve as a Leader.

By | 2017-09-27T15:09:23+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Business Principles & Best Practices, Leadership|0 Comments

Lead people better.  That sounds nice.  But in the real world, it is easier said than done!  People are hard to lead and it’s hard to be a leader.  But when the mission is important enough, the need for great leadership is too.  Today, we’ll look at 4 things that can help you to lead people better. But before we do that, we have to ask a question that many people struggle with when it comes to seeing themselves as a leader: “Am I a leader – even if I don’t feel like one?” It’s amazing to me how often this question (or one like it) comes up.  Here’s my answer when I hear this. It may help you determine if you are, in fact, a leader and if this conversation today is for you or not: “Do you see anyone following behind you?” If so, then you’re a leader and this is something you should read. […]

28 08, 2017

What to do when you have BIG DECISIONS to make.

By | 2017-08-28T08:16:31+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Key Relationships, Leadership|0 Comments

Big decisions are impossible to avoid.  That’s one of the things that makes being an adult especially hard. We are constantly confronted with big decisions that have far-reaching implications.  So what do we do? Is there a way of making better decisions that can help us to avoid some of the regrets and mistakes that we’ve made in the past?  Is there a way of making big decisions that would allow us to get where we want to go – even if we can’t see the way to get there. I think there is. But it’s important to remember one thing first.  If you fail to see this one thing – you’ll almost always go off course and, in the end, you’ll find that your big decisions became big mistakes that negatively affected key relationships that matter most. Here’s what it is. […]

9 08, 2017

Hypocrites among us. What should our response be?

By | 2017-08-10T13:30:40+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Leadership, Spiritual Life|0 Comments

Hypocrites:  a pretender, liar, or deceiver.  Strong words.  Stronger yet are the emotions we feel when confronted with them.  What should we do?  How should we respond to people who are found to be frauds? At the writing of this article, I just finished reading about the immediate resignation of Ole Miss football coach, Hugh Freeze.  Hugh was the coach there for the past 6 years and was someone who, apparently, was deeply devoted to the Lord.  I followed him on Twitter and was always impressed with the Scripture verses he’d post and the things that he would say.  By all accounts, he seemed to be a Christian man on a mission to mold the hearts and minds of young men and not just win football games.  I loved what I saw and heard from him from a distance. But as you can probably guess, Hugh has, apparently, lost his way. At the same time, he lost His way, too. […]

7 06, 2017

Why You Should Embrace Adversity

By | 2017-07-31T16:09:50+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Leadership, Mindset|0 Comments

What if I told you that your life could be great but that the way to greatness required continual adversity? Would you still choose it?  I believe that there is something inside each of us that wants to be great.  But the road to greatness is wrought with trouble, doubt, and fear.  When facing adversity a decision must be made; do we shrink back in fear or do we move forward in confidence and courage? I was reading through Andy Andrews book, The Seven Decisions, (which is as good as The Traveler’s Gift -the book where he introduces The Seven Decisions) and he addresses the issue of adversity and it’s correlation to greatness.  Andy’s message is clear: You have a decision to make when it comes to dealing with adversity in your life.  You can let it cripple you (like it almost did him) or you can learn to embrace it. Here’s his story and what he discovered that can change so much for you. […]