Are You Following To Lead?

Are You Following To Lead? Leadership has become an idol for us.  Well, it has for me.  Over the years, I have found my focus shifting more and more to becoming a more effective leader.  Maybe yours has too.  For me, something needs to change. Jesus’ invitation in Scripture is clear:...

Manage Your Money. Let the Gov’t Teach You How

Manage Your Money. Let the Gov’t Teach You How Conflict over money is one of the top reasons for divorce.  I can understand why.  After all, we’ve all been watching a huge conflict unfold before us thanks to the United States government. When Steph and I first got married, we both brought our ideas and...

Does God Want Your Money?

Does God Want Your Money?

There aren’t many more awkward situations than when you invite a neighbor to church, and within 20 minutes of them being there, they get passed the “plate”. You can try to downplay it all you want, but their perception is their reality; God is in it for the money.

Dating For Dummies: How To Talk To Your Spouse On A Date

Dating For Dummies: How To Talk To Your Spouse On A Date

Bad dates with your spouse are almost as bad as not going on dates at all. Men, we often have the best of intentions when we go out to dinner with our wives. We might even follow up dinner with coffee. Chances are, though, that the conversation never goes deeper than a pithy overview of the week’s activities.

The Key To Praying Effectively

The Key To Praying Effectively

When I pray with my kids, I can tell their minds are somewhere else. They might have their eyes closed, but talking to God is the very last thing on their minds. I guess for us adults, some things never change.

Community: Why Are We So Afraid Of It?

Community: Why Are We So Afraid Of It?

Most people are incredibly lonely. Sure, we smile on the outside. Most likely, we keep ourselves busy so we aren’t able to process the pain associated with not being associated – with anyone. We might be married, but living as if we weren’t. Many people live life this way, hoping that someday they might eventually be noticed.

Can You Beat Our Engagement Story?

Can You Beat Our Engagement Story?

This is an invitation. No, it’s a challenge. It is a challenge for all you young guys that follow my blog that are looking at some point in the future to get engaged. I am throwing down the gauntlet. When that day comes when you are to get engaged, I want you to beat my story.

Diversity: Is It That Big Of A Deal?

Diversity: Is It That Big Of A Deal?

Diversity is in. It is politically correct. Businesses want people to be sensitive to it. Ministries are aching to become more diverse in their leadership. But why? Is it really that big of a deal?