Leadership is not an Individual Sprint, but a Team Relay

I was a young man with little experience; but I had a sense of purpose and a willingness to work hard and learn. In the earliest years of my career, God placed a few key leaders in my life who entrusted me with responsibility and deputized me with authority.  Authority and responsibility should be given in equal doses and in gradual degrees. Authority without responsibility yields pride. Responsibility without authority results in frustration.  Moses was an amazing (albeit imperfect) leader. He led multi-thousands of people out of Egyptian bondage into a period… Read More

Jesus on Money

Money does not determine your character, it reveals it. Both generosity and greed are found among the rich and poor alike.  This week the Powerball lottery jackpot is at an all-time high- over one billion dollars! People are literally lining up to purchase lottery tickets in hopes of overnight riches! Jesus spoke often of money, and explained why – because “where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” Jesus warned that we not fall into the endless trap of accumulating possessions. He wasn’t speaking against saving money, but against the… Read More

Four Things I’ve Learned About Money

Every Tuesday I meet with a group of guys at Starbucks to read the Word, journal what God is saying to us, and pray together. I’ve been doing that nearly every week for probably 15 years or more.  Not only am I personally encouraged by the conversation among these guys, it also is a testimony to every person who walks in for coffee!  I have a friend who is a barista there. I’ve known him since he was in high school. Now he is in his early twenties, has been married for… Read More