Your Associations Determine Your Destination

One of the biggest factors in getting refuelled and staying refuelled is deciding who you allow to influence you– and in what ways you allow them to influence you. The book of Proverbs makes it clear that not only will we encounter people that are wise and supportive to our life mission, we will also encounter […]

The Lost Art of Napping

I just woke up! I am at the end of some much needed holiday time and have awakened refreshed after a long, deep, exquisite afternoon nap! I do not nap because I do not have enough to do. Heaven knows that most days I cannot even remember everything that presses its way on to my […]

Momentum Is Built In the MOMENTS

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 […]

The Shift From Automatic to Manual

After a certain age there is a shift from ‘automatic’ to ‘manual’ (waistline, family, friendships, ministry, emotional health, etc.)!! Have you noticed this to be the case? I was first introduced to this concept by Wayne Cordiero, author of “Leading on Empty”. This insight explained a lot about what I was seeing in my own life […]

The LORD Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

Live can be overwhelming, but millions have found solace in the 23rd Psalm. David had seen it all, yet he remained anchored. Here is what he learned experientially as he learned to trust God through the ups and downs of life. Photo credit: Waiting For The Word / Foter / CC BY “The LORD is […]

Leadership: Ask Better Questions

Sometimes a great question is the key to unlock an insight that helps people get ‘unstuck’ both personally and in their leadership. Exceptional coaches know how to use clarifying questions to unlock the potential of those they are coaching. My personal favourite question from the annals of history in the early Methodist movement is “how is […]

The Secret to Getting Motivated with Your Fitness Program

Rob was my young adults’ pastor many years ago and I’m excited to have this opportunity to write a guest post for him. When he ask me to write about staying motivated with a fitness program, I had a chapter from my upcoming book on fitness for parents that addressed this exact issue. Here is […]