You Just Never Know

This week has been a really special week for me.  I was able to reconnect with an old friend who I haven’t seen in several years. We parted ways because of circumstances really beyond either of our control… some other people in our lives made decisions (poor ones) that resulted in my friend needing to […]

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No More Stinkin’ Policies

As part of a quickly growing church, it seems like we encounter new challenges every single day.  From human resources to safety issues to legal questions to staff communication process, etc. And many times the gut reaction is to create a new policy to create rules and guidelines for handing whatever new challenge has come […]

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No More Stinkin' Policies

As part of a quickly growing church, it seems like we encounter new challenges every single day.  From human resources to safety issues to legal questions to staff communication process, etc. And many times the gut reaction is to create a new policy to create rules and guidelines for handing whatever new challenge has come […]

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Create the Map!

Human nature is to need a map.  If you’re brave enough to draw one, people will follow. Seth Godin from Poke the Box The first thing I do when I’m in a new city is get a map.  I have this desperate need to get my bearings; to understand where I am in relation to […]

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Our Lives Are Not Our Own

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful privilege of taking a trip to Paris, France with my sister. For seven days we wandered that magnificent city taking in all the sites, sounds, scents and sensation of rich history and culture. We meandering down cobblestone streets passing flower shops, bakeries, wine & cheese stores. We […]

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You May Have Cicadas Too

Meet the Cicada. If you’re in middle Tennessee, you need no introduction.  But for the rest of you around the country, let me introduce you to the plague of the cicada. These buggers are C R A Z Y! They squawk.  They screech.  They scream and  they dive-bomb you.  They land on you quietly and […]

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The Transparent Leader

It takes time to prove oneself.  I wish I could cling to the idea that I serve God, not man, denying the need to prove myself… to be a people-pleaser.  I don’t mean not loving and serving the church, but rather not being consumed with what others think or conjure up in their minds based […]

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GO!

Leaders respond. Leaders take initiative. Leaders act. Leaders can’t be still when a moment necessitates action. What need do you see? How are you responding… taking initiative… taking action? GO!… the world needs you!

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Half the Church

What is it costing us when half the church’s gifts go untapped? I’ve been wrestling with this question quite a lot lately. Conversations are stirring in the church world of our inability to engage the 21st century female. Here are some things that I hear repeatedly: “I don’t know where I fit in the church.” […]

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We Made It!

Oh my goodness!  I can’t thank you enough for your prayers and encouragement this week! It has been a remarkable few days. Whiteboard was a lot of fun.  I just wish I could have stayed longer to hear the other speakers and hang out with all the rest of the attendees. Our Catalyst Dallas lab […]

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