Category: Blog

  • Questions that are Unanswerable

    Questions that are Unanswerable

    Essentially, I was in shock with questions filling my mind! I was driving towards London University Hospital, and thoughts were racing through my mind, as I attempted to keep my composure. Is she going to pull through? What happens if Carrie dies? We have nine kids—what will we do if she’s gone? Will she survive…

  • What Do You Do When All Hell Breaks Loose?

    What Do You Do When All Hell Breaks Loose?

    When cataclysm comes knocking and there’s little time to even think how to react, what do you do? What if: Your child is diagnosed with an incurable disease Your spouse tells you he wants a divorce You receive news that your job is terminated and there is little chance of re-employment Your doctor tells you…

  • Grace-Based Leadership: Hiring Staff

    Grace-Based Leadership: Hiring Staff

    Recently, a friend of mine leading a small charity (small only in staff size, huge in terms of impact!) inquired about the rubric I used when assessing potential staff hires. In our organization, staff is everything: we will succeed or fail based on our staff! We have both paid staff and volunteer staff … though…

  • Enter The Dream

    Enter The Dream

    A dream from God could be defined as the preferred future He desires us to experience. Unlike our dreams—that may be little more than fanciful wishes and unrealistic aspirations— God’s dreams represent what could happen if we let Jesus have His way with us! I am convinced that Jesus has a dream and a plan…

  • The Leadership Course Experiment

    The Leadership Course Experiment

    A few months ago, a team of us designed a 9-week leadership course with an in-class component and a guest-speaker component. During the in-class time we focused on Andy Stanley’s book, Next Generation Leader, and followed with our Speakers’ Forum that featured a 45 minute presentation by one of the 9 community leaders we lined…