I have a simple philosophy: you are a leader. Everyone leads at some point. As a leader, there is one simple rule – take your followers somewhere.
Somehow, even in his early years, Joseph recognized the importance of the presence of God and learning new skills. Those 15 years weren’t lost but an opportunity for development.
The Impossible Dream Our culture celebrates big dreams. We are told to shoot for the moon, swing for the fences and climb tall mountains. We marvel at those who make it big – goals fulfilled. We encourage the ones who have stumbled along the way. I’m no different. In my last post, I shared my desire to […]
Purpose and Disillusionment Solomon, ancient king of Israel, is known as one of the wisest men to ever live. He wrote hundreds, maybe thousands of songs and even more deep thoughts (proverbs). Solomon led a nation of millions. He oversaw an empire stretching across his known world. Yet, his personal life crumbled in the end. By all accounts, […]
Word of the Year | Resolution on Steroids Last week, one of the stars of professional wrestling from the 1980’s passed away. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka died from complications of cancer and dementia. He was a wrestler I remember well (as that was my heyday of wrestling memories). Yet, the one thought I was struck with as […]
What’s the Word? In 2010, I was at the end of my rope. Ever been at the end of your rope? It could with your spouse, kids, job, finances, school or 1000 other things. Maybe you’re at the end of your rope right now? Personally, I was at the end of my rope with my […]
BOLD | Word of the Year 2016 If you read nothing else, read this. I double, dog dare you to be intentional in your life this year. 2016 was my 6th year of taking that statement to heart. I’ve done this through the Word of the Year project. Every year is different, but as I look back I see […]
In Kansas City, one of the more popular events each month is known as First Fridays. In the West Bottoms (Kansas City’s old meat packing district), a series of buildings have been turned into stores. These aren’t just any hipster stores. These are stores consisting of reused, repurposed or restored items. You can find any […]
A Long Haul This summer, I spent 10 hours driving from Denver to Kansas City. As a kid, I made this same drive, and it seemed like an eternity locked in a steel box. Somehow, it’s not nearly so horrible at 43, but it’s still not fun. There isn’t a lot to do, and there […]
Short Term vs Long Term I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts by pastor, Craig Groschel. Groschel is the lead pastor of LifeChurch.tv, an Oklahoma City based church which has over 100,000 members in campuses across the country (including Kansas City). In his leadership based podcast, he repeatedly used this phrase, We tend to […]