No one enjoys long, fruitless meetings. You know the kind. You show up for the meeting on time, but it doesn’t start on time. There is no agenda, and throughout the time around the table you’re wondering what this meeting is really all about anyhow! No one seems to know the answer to anything and you’re wondering if the group… Read More
Are You Casting a Vision that Gets You Where You’re Going?
Without a vision, the Bible says, the people will fall all over themselves. Really. It’s in there. (Proverbs 28:19) The bottom line is, if we don’t have a clear idea of where we’re supposed to be going, we’ll end up scattering, going off course as a group, or just standing still and scratching our heads. Biblically strong leaders aren’t afraid… Read More
My Conversation with Steve
We weren’t dating any longer, if we ever really were, but I was doing everything I could to rectify that little bothersome fact. It was my senior year and I was in the middle of tying up my senior public relations project, ordering cap and gown, and applying for jobs. Therein lie the rub. I had lost my fervor for… Read More
Up in Front of Everyone
A 2001 Gallup poll concluded that the top three fears among women are snakes public speaking tight spaces. What about you? Are any of those your top fears? I’ll admit to being afraid of snakes. But fortunately I’m able to avoid those most of the time. Still, you better believe my eyes are always peeled for snakes as I navigate… Read More
Watch Them Strut Their Stuff!
Because a lot of women involved in church women’s ministry read my blog…I think…I hope, we’re going to have a little women’s ministry fashion show of sorts today. There will be no bathing suits, no haute couture, and not even the obligatory bridal gown finale. It’s not that kind of fashion show. Instead, we will be watching some winning web… Read More
Dare to Lead – Part One
Today I invite you to join me for the first of several discussions about strong, biblical leadership. Sometimes Christian ministry leaders shy away from leading with strength, authority, and courage because we’ve been taught that we’re supposed to be “servant leaders.” But while Scripture does indeed admonish us to lead through mutual submission, humility, service and grace (John 13:14), it… Read More