Where To Find Courage

Where To Find Courage

Courage is the ability to face difficulty, danger, or pain without crippling fear.  And because life presents us with difficulty, danger and pain we all have opportunities to demonstrate courage.  Like when we face the prospect of failing a test, losing a job, hearing back from the doctor about a suspicious growth, discovering one of […]

Avoid Distractions

Avoid Distractions

Time and again, Jesus reminded his disciples about his and their mission. The day he called his first disciples, they were casting a net into a lake. He told them, “Come, follow me. I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). After violating all cultural mores and speaking with a Samaritan woman at a […]

A liar With Integrity

A liar With Integrity

Ethics is a defined standard of right and wrong, good and evil, like the Ten Commandments. Morality is a lived standard of right and wrong, good and evil. It’s what we say and do an expression of our true ethic. In other words, how we behave expresses what we truly believe, not what we say […]

The purpose of personal power

The purpose of personal power

In his book, Transforming Leadership, Leighton Ford observes, “Next to truth, the power question is the most important issue for the leader. And it is precisely in relation to power that the leadership of Jesus stands in the greatest contrast to popular understandings of leadership.” In his essay, “Leadership and Power,” John Gardner defines power […]

How to create momentum

How to create momentum

I’ve always been fascinated by trains. I used to lay in bed at night, before falling asleep, and imagine climbing into a freight car and traveling across the country. Even now when I hear a faraway train whistle, from the deck of my house, it stirs up an urge to travel. I’ve also developed a […]