Leadership

Train Up a Child

Train Up a Child

Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” I don’t know what you hear when you read this verse (or hear someone using it…

Quiet – The Internet Can’t Do This

Quiet – The internet doesn’t do quiet. It’s good for a lot of things, but quiet is not one of them. The internet overflows with information. It is loud and noisy. It’s a million voices. It’s full of people. (Many who…

Lowering the Bar

I was inspired by a friend (Denice Lambert) who posted this on facebook: J: What do you want these boys to wear? Me: They already dressed themselves. They sort of match and their clothes don’t have any holes or stains.…

Compass or Map

Compass or Map

The goal of teaching is to enable and empower students to navigate this world with a compass, but I’ve been teaching them with maps. Here’s what I mean: As a teacher, I work very hard show my students the steps…

Community Group

We just got back from a little trip with our Community Group (or “Life Group” as they will be called soon) and so I’ve been reflecting on some of our times together: I love this group. We play together, serve…

The Tackle

It’s been more than 30yrs, but I still remember one tackle. I was in elementary school and my parents were moving me from the YMCA football league to the City league. These kids were older and bigger. I was a…

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