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Earn the right to listen

March 29, 2012 by


I have been reading in the book of Job lately and have enjoyed the discussion between Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Job is in the midst of severe suffering and pain. He has lost everything including his entire family and his body is covered with boils. Early in the book (chapter 2) we see that […]

Developing Gratitude

March 27, 2012 by


Thanksgiving is not just for turkeys. Last week at Lake Champion I was asked to share what the Lord has been teaching me this year.  One thing that came to mind right away was the fact that I can really be an ungrateful jerk much of the time.  In some ways it has been a […]

Reading to Lead

March 22, 2012 by


“Leaders are readers” is a principle I picked up somewhere along the way.  For the bulk of my life, that meant reading books.  A few years ago, I was introduced to Google Reader, which allows you to subscribe to blogs, or any website with an RSS feed (I have to admit I don’t really know […]

Lessons from the Navy SEALs

March 20, 2012 by


The Navy SEALs are one of the world’s elite military special forces.  The qualification process has been recognized for years.  BUD/S training in San Diego narrows the field from very qualified men to the best of the best.  Perhaps most impressive about the SEALs is the continual training to which they are committed.  If we […]

Greater Love. John 15:13

March 15, 2012 by


“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 As we come to the end of John 15: 1-13, we see the Gospel in all its fullness and glory!  Jesus not only explains what true love is and how we are to love one another, but […]

The Spiritual Secret of Failure

March 13, 2012 by


I was a freshman Young Life leader at Amherst H.S. when Mike left me alone.  He and I were the only leaders in that club, and he was leaving for a month for staff training.  He deputized me with the words “You’re in charge while I’m gone.”  It was the month of January, so taking […]

Why is it so hard to ‘Love One Another’? John 15:12

March 8, 2012 by


“My command is this: Love one another as I have loved you.” So simple, right? Yet perhaps none of Jesus’ commands is more difficult and less heeded (for me anyway). Why? Could it be that I am so utterly self-consumed and self-focused that I cannot see past my self and my wants and needs? Yes, […]