Author: Jim

  • Invest and Invite

    Invest and Invite

    Invest and Invite. The Antidote to Selfishness! Life can be self-absorbing: no doubt about it! Normally, it doesn’t take long before everything in our little world is about us and ours…not so intrinsically bad until it is exclusively about us and ours. Most often, this happens by default. Few of us ever start out to…

  • Working Hard to Stop Working So Hard

    Working Hard to Stop Working So Hard

    I’m Working Hard to Stopping Working So Hard, So I Can See God Work. Is that confusing? Let me try to explain… As a pastor, I am obsessed with transformation! There are few things that get me as excited as seeing Jesus at work bringing authentic change into the hearts and minds of people! Of…

  • The Leadership Spectrum

    The Leadership Spectrum

    A spectrum can be defined as a continuum of characteristics over a range of distance or time. We rarely refer to leadership in reference to a spectrum or continuum unless, of course, we’re talking about something like 360 degree evaluation (which involves our supervisors (above), our colleagues (beside), and our reports (below)). There is another…

  • Shortcuts in Life

    Shortcuts in Life

    There are hundreds of time-saving, money-saving, and stress-reducing short cuts available to make life better for all of us. We’d be foolish not to look for them and use as many of them as possible! Let there be no question, though, that the most important things in life—in fact, the things that best define what…

  • The Discipline Thing

    The Discipline Thing

    Discipline seems to be something few people want, and yet everyone needs! From a Christian perspective, self-discipline is the act of restricting ourselves from habits or actions that others freely engage in, and/ or, committing ourselves to a course of action that others do not engage in. Discipline is the dynamic of letting God’s Spirit…