June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015
When you look at people’s highlight reels you can be quite impressed. We need to remember, though, that their highlight reel was built by making momentum building decisions in the mundane moments of their everyday lives. Two years after making a decision to build a self-supporting ministry focused on our greatest passions and strengths I like our […]
What do having cable TV and dating have in common? Well for some maybe nothing. But here is what I am extremely concerned about: I hear so many married couples with kids tell me that they can’t afford, or find the time to go on dates. In fact, we have been looked at by some […]
Further criticism relates to the failure of some boards to follow their own policies. Following policies that guide the board in its own governance process, and its relationship with the CEO, is an act of self-discipline by which the board imposes checks and balances on its own power. These self-limiting policies protect staff from board actions that might get in the way of successful organizational performance. They also protect the CEO, and the board itself, from possible actions of individual board members. A board may give a false sense that it is acting in the best interests of the organization while ignoring its own policies, and therefore promotes a “veil” of legitimacy behind which it acts in capricious ways. Such a board distracts itself from the real job boards should be doing. Ultimately, whether a board remains true to its own policies is a matter for the board itself to determine. Carver notes this concern when he acknowledges that Policy Governance will not make “a bad board good”.
“Take care of yourself” is a common way that we say good-bye to a friend. While it may be said without much thought or with deep emotion, think for a few moments about how important it really is to take care of yourself… If you are not taking care of your inner dialogue, you will not […]
Been There Done That I was reading through some of the prayer needs that came to us in the mail, and one man shared about his battle with insomnia-a very common issue for so many. In fact, Statistics Canada indicates an estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven, […]
The more you have on your plate, the more you need to start your day with a quiet time with God. The more you are giving out, the more you need to start your day by getting refuelled. The more important your work, the more rested and prepared you need to be for it. As I […]
Is it better to be an employee or to be self-employed?
As a child I was always mesmerized by a spot near our home where two rivers came together- it was powerful and beautiful! This is a picture for me of what happens as people learn to incorporate the priorities of Jesus into their lives- each time they do so it is like a new stream […]