Serving and suffering are paired in the teaching and life of our Lord.  One does not come without the other.  And what servant is greater than the Lord?

~J. Oswald Sanders

Spiritual Leadership (Chicago: Moody, 1967), 23

Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God (New York: Penguin Group, 2014)

It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his friends contain no appeals for changes in their circumstances.

Rather, in them he reveals what he asked most frequently for his friends–what he believed was the most important thing God could give them.

It is– to know Him better.


Prayer is a spiritual discipline that can be very mysterious.  Although invisible and many times silent it is the power source for life.  I can’t say even after following Jesus for many years that I have a full understanding, but I do know the effects and affects that prayer brings.

Keller’s book address prayer through the years and leads to a follower of Jesus to experience God personally through prayer.

The Advantage (San Francisco: Josey-Bass, 2012)

Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage.

~Patrick Lencioni


It doesn’t matter if it is businesses, non-profits, or churches the health of an organization will come into play quickly.  Healthy organizations learn how to engage opportunities, challenges, and problems differently.  I believe you can never be healthy enough take your hands off the wheel and coast.

The moment you take health for granted you begin to allow the culture to erode.  It may not be noticed at first, but it won’t take long.  Lencioni provides insight that on the surface may seem simple, but the execution of these principles is completely different conversation.

Why You Should Spend Time with People who Do Great Work

7 Outcomes of Spending Time with Great People

When we are kids we dream about becoming something great. Our imaginations run crazy bouncing from one great character or occupation to another. Rarely does a child dream about anything but greatness. When my son was in kindergarten he said he was going to grow up and be the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. And […]

Questions a Good Leader Ask

11 Questions to Change the Culture of Your Team

I love reading books of all types.  John Maxwell has written many books on leadership.  I have probably read most of his books.  I love how he encourages leaders to value people.  Here are some of my outtakes from John Maxwell’s book Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. Questions a Good Leader Ask from His Team […]

Becoming a Praying People

4 Things to Talk with God about in 2017

Becoming a praying people! I still remember a quote shared in class from my professor in college, Betty Jo Mulbery, related to prayer. “The more you do in a day, the more you need to pray.” Although true, it is so hard to move towards. I like to get things done. I like to move […]