Change the oil

We have a problem in the church today... we don't like to do normal ordinary maintenance. We like to maintain, but not do the work of maintenance. When I was young, my dad did all of the minor and major work on our automobiles. I spent many hours with him working on one vehicle or … Continue reading Change the oil

Managing Me… Work Hard

I wrote about a good work ethic in the series "Leadership Essentials" and that post fits this subject of this current series. I am reposting that original article with some modifications below. _______________________________________________________ I was blessed with wonderful grandparents. They were ranchers in Montana and just had a way of saying things. My grandmother would … Continue reading Managing Me… Work Hard

Work Ethic (Leadership Essentials)

I was blessed with wonderful grandparents. They were ranchers in Montana and just had a way of saying things. My grandmother would use the term "not very work brittle" for someone who was lazy. Often referring to one of the ranchhands that worked for them. My grandfather had me out working with him whenever we … Continue reading Work Ethic (Leadership Essentials)

The Lid

John Maxwell speaks and writes about the "Law of the Lid." The basic idea is that we each come to points where we can't go or grow any more the way things are, we have reached the lid. The lid might be there because a leader we serve is limiting us or is him/herself limited … Continue reading The Lid

Pushing Through

One of the hardest things in life that all of us deal with is doing something when we don't feel like it. Our feelings and emotions are powerful! They rule our minds and our lives if we let them. Here's the thing though: our feelings and emotions often deceive us. Feelings convince us that we … Continue reading Pushing Through