20’s Church

Long, late night conversations around the kitchen island. We did this frequently.  Sometimes it was just recapping the day, sometimes it was boys, dating and that whole mess, other times it was our shared passion for the future of the church. But one of those late night conversations sparked an idea… Heather was living with […]

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Ramblings About Lessons in Stewardship

I like to be an owner.  I like control.  I like the responsibility.  Honestly, I like the power. My current season is becoming a lesson in the greater responsibility of stewardship. I have prided myself in owning things.  Back in Nashville, I was proud to own my house, the stuff in my house, our cars, […]

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Easter's Over, Now What?

Well, we made it. Another Easter in the books. Churches everywhere celebrated big.  My twitter, instagram and facebook feeds were full of pictures of crowded rooms, overflow solutions, stories of salvations and baptisms.  It was a great day.  Love won! For church staff, Easter is like the Superbowl of Sundays.  So much work and preparation […]

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Easter’s Over, Now What?

Well, we made it. Another Easter in the books. Churches everywhere celebrated big.  My twitter, instagram and facebook feeds were full of pictures of crowded rooms, overflow solutions, stories of salvations and baptisms.  It was a great day.  Love won! For church staff, Easter is like the Superbowl of Sundays.  So much work and preparation […]

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#LentChallenge Holy Week

Holy Week. I feel a weight… an awareness… a conscious awakening to what awaits. The church I’m now a part of participates in a number of Holy Week services… Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter of course.  Some of these are new to me.  They have not been a part of my past tradition and […]

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Quit Playing Good Cop/Bad Cop

“Go ask your mother.” “You’re father is not going to like that!” “You’ll need the boss’ approval.” “If the leader of that department is okay with it, I’m okay with it.” We do this all the time. We pass the buck.  We play good cop/bad cop. Some of us are wired for mercy. Some of […]

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Get the CLOUT Study Guide for FREE!

The CLOUT Study Guide is available for FREE if you sign up for the email updates on this site.  CLICK here sign up and get the download. This is a GREAT resource to read CLOUT with a group.  I hope you’ll take advantage of it! By the way, if you’ve read CLOUT and it impacted […]

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What God Makes of Our Mess

I’m doing some research about great leaders for my next book.  One of the resources that I read is a little book entitled Greatness by Steven F. Hayward.  It’s about the leadership lives of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan.  It’s a fascinating read on the parallels of the leadership styles of these two men. Whether […]

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