Honor is a lost art in our society today. We’ve sacrificed honoring others and honoring our authorities on the altar of “fighting for what I believe in.” In Next Up, I talk a good bit about the honor we should show others and God. It has to be a concentration in the church if we […]
The world and church is in desperate need of young leaders…. good young leaders. We need senior leaders who are willing to begin passing the torch to the next generation. As I look at other young leaders and leaders in general, I see 2 common mistakes that seem to most often stifle leadership development.
“You can talk to yourself as long as you don’t answer.” I’ve always told people that when I”ve seen them talking to themselves. The truth is, we all have conversations with ourselves from time to time. It may not always be out loud, sometimes it’s just in our heads. These conversations can help us throughout […]
Roughly 7 months ago, my life was changed. I’ve written about that before here. It flipped my world upside down. I had no clue 9 months before when we read the test positive that this little guy would change my life so much. Being a little bit of a selfish person (admit it, you can […]
There are 2 tools that I’m using increasingly to get things done these days. These 2 tools have helped me be more productive day to day and with large projects. I’ve talked about one of them, Evernote many times on the blog. There’s one, though, that’s making the internet easier for a lot of people. […]
And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. (Matthew 28:9 NLT) I love the picture this verse paints in my mind when I see it. I see the two Mary’s…. dazed and confused about where Jesus would be. Realizing that Jesus was […]
I am an Evernote fan boy. There, I said it. I’ve written about Evernote many times in the past. You can see those posts here. As I change the way I process information and as I lead more and more, I’ve adjusted how I organize just about everything I do. Right now, here are 5 […]
This guy gets it and spreads a little love and joy while he’s at it!
I’ve written recently about authenticity. The Next Up Podcast covered why authenticity is important at to a leader in its latest episode, so I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic. Here are 2 revelations…
Many things in life have a short supply. I can’t go shopping on a random spring day and slide my debit card over and over without realizing that, at some point, the thing is going to get declined. I can’t run and run without eventually falling down from being so tired I could no longer […]
As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns of […]
It seems we live in a day in time when people want to say what’s on their mind. It also seems like we live in a day and time when less and less is becoming “correct” to actually say. I’ve seen it recently with athletes, entertainers, hollywood stars, pastors, and young leaders…
If you were to open up your Facebook feed right now, I can just about guarantee you will find several posts in which someone has taken an online quiz that tells them who they are. Seriously. There’s a lot of people taking quizzes. And I’m just as guilty as anyone in regards to this. Over […]
We need others. That statement is one we often hear. It’s a true statement, but we often don’t think about what it means. It means we need people to do life with, people to help us, people for us to help, and people that can be honest and open with us. We all need people […]
Burnout is too often a reality for leaders. Many of us that are young tend to think that it can’t happen to us and fail to realize when we’re in danger. The truth is, none of us are exempt from potential burnout. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and Dustin Bates remind us that if we’re facing burnout to find […]
One of my generation’s (the millennials) most sought after traits is authenticity. We live in a time and in a culture where there are more ways than ever to not be authentic. As a result, we’ve begun to value authenticity more than ever. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes this “authenticity” is […]
Always err on the side of love.
As a young leader, there are so many things that I need to learn. I don’t have the life experience or the leadership experience that many have. I’m always seeking to grow in who I am and in my leadership. However, there are some things that I believe myself and all young leaders need to […]
If you watch any amount of TV, you’ve probably seen the Domino’s ad that talks about how failure is an option within their company. The other day, the commercial came on and I couldn’t help but think about how simplistically brilliant that statement is for a company that works with food. For a company that […]
Several weeks ago, my wife and I had to take our 4 month old for his shots and check up. As any of you know that have children, watching your child get multiple shots and cry with each one is pretty gut wrenching. Sure, I know my little man will eventually fall down and get […]
One of my favorite shows on TV is the Big Bang Theory. It’s one of those shows that I can watch the same episode several times and still laugh my head off every time. If you haven’t seen the show, it centers around several scientists that are geeks and best friends. The other day I […]
Every week I create a lot of content. On any given week I… Preach Blog Write Guest Blog Tweet Post to Instagram Record podcasts Do interviews Manage social media networks Manage other blogs That’s a lot to keep up with! One of the questions I often get is, “How do you create all of the […]
NOTE: The following is a guest post by my friend Pastor Shane Wall. Be sure to check the link at the bottom for more about his upcoming book! BIO: Shane Wall has been ministering internationally for over 30 years. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of The Feast of The Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he and […]
Most of us know the story of the fall of man. Adam and Eve were living pretty until Satan tempted them and got them to disobey God. Their pride and sense of wanting to “know” led to them eating of the fruit, realizing their sin and shame, and hiding from the God that created and […]