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.
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.
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 […]
There is no substitute for hard work in any business, non-profit, or church1
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 […]
Leading change is challenging, but don’t quit trying.
It’s time to begin your next journey. Happy New Year and best wishes this year!
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 […]
The best leaders make things happen and bring others along for the journey! I thoroughly enjoy leading. I love seeing growth, healthy change, and progress. And I love when other people make the journey together. But at times I found myself frustrated because I didn’t do some of my work as good as people around […]