Family, Life Style

37 Things I Have Learned Over The Years

Today is my birthday. It is also the day I started my blog 5 years ago. So I wanted to write a post on some valuable and also silly lessons I have learned over the years. Topics will range from leadership to bathroom etiquette, from driving to family life, and wisdom on forgiveness to restaurant advice. Be warned: I am…

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Book Review, Church Planting, Leadership

Creating a Compelling Culture

You can have an excellent weekend service and efficient systems, but still lose momentum by not being attentive to your church culture. It is crucial to win the battle in the spiritual, but also to remember the influence culture has on your church as well. Culture is not just your best intentions. It is the reality of what you guard, emphasize, and reward. Culture is the air your team breathes as they operate in your ministry and pursue your church’s ministry mission.

Leadership, Spiritual Life

#YoungMinister Advice

What is leading your decisions? In Twitter’s hay day it was popular for people to post the hashtag #youngminister and then give advice. I don’t remember posting advice with that hashtag, but I did enjoy reading the wisdom that came from more experienced leaders than me. I think if Moses was to use the hashtag #youngminister he would give advice…

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Authentic Christianity, Faith, Spiritual Life

Do What You Love

Burning the candle at both ends I used to think my heart was the enemy. I thought to listen to my heart’s desires was tantamount to sin. I felt if I was suffering or doing something hard, then I must be pleasing God. Enjoying things or doing something that came easy was equal to not trusting God. Because of this…

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Leadership, Life Style

Do What You Hate

You can learn to love what you hate. I believe doing what you don’t like is the key to having what you love. You may not believe me but read along for the next couple of minute to see if this is true. At the very least, you can let me know how I am wrong in the comments. Oatmeal…

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Leadership, Life Style

Do More

In my last blog, I wrote about how doing less is the key to doing more. So why write a blog entitled, “Do More,” right after that? Well, I don’t think anyone wants less for their life. We all want to achieve more, have more benefits, and accomplish more in the future. We want to “do more” of the things…

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Authentic Christianity, Faith, Leadership, Spiritual Life

Do Less

It seems it is always popular to post and talk about doing more in the New Year. I think this is a big mistake. Doing less is the key to achieving more. Start With Less I’m not setting a bunch of goals for myself this year. Instead, I am only setting one goal. I asked myself, if at the end of…

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Book Review, Leadership

Finish Messy

Maybe you have realized you are not perfect and ready to quit your goals. The goal of my blogs about goals, is to encourage you to keep going. Hopefully we can cross the finish line together.

Spiritual Life

Dealing with Difficult People

How to Reverse the Momentum of Unfair Treatment The Shimei in Your Life Do you have a Shimei in your life? You may not know who this is but chances are you do. Shimei is a minor character in the story of King David who represents the difficult people and circumstances that can get under our skin. Why does there…

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