Count Your Blessings Daily

I love a great story, don’t you? The songwriter of Count Your Blessings, Johnson Oatman Jr., had a vision to share the gospel through song. Some have noted that while he was not much of a singer, in comparison to his father, he had a love for capturing truth through...

How Do You Respond to Fear?

Fear and I were once in a close relationship. Fear gave voice to my inhibitions and responded with answers that agreed with my feelings at the moment. Fear would tell me to avoid pursuing God’s purpose for my life by saying, “It is much better to play it safe. Do you...

Hang On: God is in Charge

Do you ever wonder if God is in charge? Have you found yourself questioning God’s control in your everyday life? It is very easy to say that we believe God when everything works “perfectly.” It is a little more challenging when life is full of interesting twists and...

Doing You Has Consequences

A popular catch phrase this year is “Do you boo.” In theory it sounds whimsical and transparent; however doing you has consequences. Think for a moment if you really “did you” or did things you wanted to do. What would be the consequences of your actions? If I only...

God, Do I Have to Be Transparent With You?

Being transparent as a leader is tough! Transparency means being honest when things are “not okay.” Transparency means that you have to admit that you are “vulnerable.” Transparency means that you have to be honest with yourself and allow others to see where you are...