The Journey of Discernment: Moving from Partly Cloudy to Clarity

How can we ever know God’s will? This has been a question people have muddled through for centuries. Our angst comes when we are faced with a particular conundrum—a dilemma of competing choices that impacts us personally. We need to make a decision but it feels more dark than light; more cloudy than clear. We […]

The Eight Lane Freeway of Our Working Lives

Is there an exit ramp off?

Living life can sometime feel like driving fast on an eight-lane freeway. It’s busy. It’s intense. It’s stressful. It requires intense focus to stay in your lane. You have to monitor the dashboard of speed limits, fuel gauge and timing. You have to watch out for crazy drivers and the inherent possibility of road rage […]

To Reposition or To Retire

A redefining of my life, work and mission--and perhaps yours as well

Please allow me to share my own personal thinking about what I am thinking about regarding the rest of my life.  All of us, to one degree or another is re-thinking our lives. Goodness. In the light of current events, nuclear threats and such hatred going rampant, we all need to be in the business […]

Learning to HALT

How to figure our how you're doing with what you are doing!

In working with leaders in ministry and the marketplace for over 40 years I see an alarming tendency among busy leaders who are working hard to make life, family, faith, church and friendships work well. We resist stopping to take inventory of our lives. When I sit in on Team meetings, where long rang plans […]