Knowing Your Why

Knowing Your Why

I have learned a lot over the years about goals.  I have set goals that I achieved, and goals that I failed at miserably.  Over time, I began learning the key difference between achieving the goals that I set and the goals that I fell short of.  It was simple...
For Our Neighbors: Reggie Joiner

For Our Neighbors: Reggie Joiner

This post first appeared over at my friend Matt Normans blog at http://itspastormatt.com  “The Church should be on the frontline for racial reconciliation in our nation.” Reggie Joiner spoke these words last night and struck me to my core. I very nearly broke down in...
Taking Back My Health

Taking Back My Health

A little over a month ago I was over 270 pounds.  I remember getting on a flight to Orlando, FL for a consulting contract I was working.  I sat in my seat in a row of 3 on the plane.  I was nervous.  Our plane was full and there were going to be two people sitting...
Do You Want To See My Face?

Do You Want To See My Face?

As an officer in the Salvation Army, Danielle Strickland loves Jesus. And she loves people. Her aggressive compassion has loved people firsthand in countries all over the world where she has embraced, learned, cared, evangelized, taught, and exhorted individuals and...
Leading With Self Awareness: Mike Park

Leading With Self Awareness: Mike Park

Mike Park delivered an awesome talk during the Pre-Conference Breakout sessions at OC17.  Mike pointed out that sometimes we aren’t self-aware at all, but often we are actually self-conscious. This seminar honestly hit my right between the eyes.  There have been...
Embracing The Huge Potential Of Parents

Embracing The Huge Potential Of Parents

“Your job as a leader is to define spiritual leadership in terms for the family that are POSSIBLE and PRACTICAL so they can do the thing that they are wired to do as a family.” – Reggie Joiner The church has approximately 40 hours a year to invest biblical truths into...