Working with leaders over the years, I have often remarked to them, “If you will reveal your thoughts to me, I will reveal your future to you.” “What you meditate on, you will become over time.” Our words are simple expressions of the thoughts of our heart. These thoughts are dictated and defined by our......
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More than nine out of ten Americans say that they believe in Heaven. Almost every culture has traditions and legends about it. Philosophers have imagined it, artists have painted it, poets have been inspired and written about it, each trying to provide a glimpse into its shadowy wonders.  The ancient Greeks thought of Heaven as......
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Maturing into Effective Teambuilding     It has been said over and over again that there is “no ‘I’ in team”, but today I beg to differ a bit. Now, I understand the idea of selflessness and group cooperation that this cliché implies, but the truth is, every team is composed of at least two......
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One of the great temptations in ministry is to become inwardly focused. Often, it’s not because of ego or pride, but sometimes simply the weight of the responsibility that we feel as ministers can become overwhelming, all consuming. Between advancing our vision and at the same time working desperately to keep people on the “merry-go-round”......
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Here are three astounding facts about God that change everything in our lives. Romans 1: 18-21 God Fact #1. God Wants To Be Known. God needs nothing outside of Himself to be God. He is self existent; He is God all by Himself. Our being, even the World existing does not make Him more God......
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It has been said, “When it all is said and done, more gets said than done.” I guess this has been the frustration of millions of leaders since the first tribal chieftain held the first campfire council. It has been my experience that Leaders as a rule have plenty of vision. We love to dream.......
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There have been moments in my life when faced with great dilemmas or situations that I have received wisdom and direction through dreams. And I also have experienced rare, but incredible moments of spiritual warfare in dreams. I know this may sound strange, but there have been moments in my life that as I slept......
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You don’t always have to be a prophet to predict the future (though it helps). Jesus said that we could look at the times in which we are living and forecast the future. (Matt. 16:2&3). How can we do this? Well I believe it is really a combination of things. We must first become a......
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Africa is an amazing land filled with wonder, vast unrealized potential, and its share of great challenges. Honestly, it not only seems a World away from the comfort and conveniences of most of our lives in the United States, it practically is; nineteen hours in the air at 600 miles an hour. You can do......
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For so many years now I have been talking with leaders about change. Change is hard! While it is one of the common denominators of life, it is one of the most difficult parts. We can talk about it, teach about its necessity, prepare for it, even be its cause, but it is still one......
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