Category Archives: service

Don’t Stop Here

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Matthew 5:16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. I have written before about the effect of a … Continue reading

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Faith Hope and Love

I have a friend who has three daughters named Faith, Hope, and Love. Actually the 3rd one is named Charity which is the older rendering of the word love in Scripture. It is interesting to note how many times we … Continue reading

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Mothers Serve

Mothers are often in the background.  They rarely find their name in lights.  Yet their influence spans across generations.  The old adage “the hands that rock the cradle rule the world” is true. There are many mothers named in the … Continue reading

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

My tendency is to try to fix everything.  I suppose that is a man’s way.  But sometimes I just need to stay out of the situation.  Sometimes it is none of my business. Sometimes it is not my circus.  Being … Continue reading

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And then some

I remember a lesson my father taught me growing up.  Growing up on the farm, it was not unusual to borrow various tools from neighbors.  The lesson I learned was simply this.  When you borrow something, always return it in … Continue reading

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See a Little

Kevin Elko is a motivational speaker.  Recently he shared the story of when he was asked to go to a speaking engagement. When he got to the airport, his driver never showed so he had to take a taxi. After … Continue reading

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Character and Reputation

Schwarzkopf and Wooden A serious study of leadership could include Norman S. Schwarzkopf and John Wooden.  These were two men whom I greatly admired.  They are both gone now but their lessons live on.  Let us visit each briefly and … Continue reading

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Be or Do

I recently heard a speaker make the observation that instead of putting the emphasis on what GOD wants us to do, maybe we should first emphasize what GOD wants us to be. Now this is not to say our “do” … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Our Day

Leadership is the great crisis of our day in the church.  Such an observation has been made by many.  The Bible relates many examples of leadership.  Consider Ezra.  In the closing events of the Old Testament when GOD’S people were … Continue reading

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Grow up

I love the spring time.  It is a time of renewal, a time of growth.  I remember as a young man growing up on the farm, it was a time to plant.  By this time we would be putting fertilizer … Continue reading

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