forwarding your development

be-yond ||preposition, adverb further-reaching than; happening or continuing after; having progressed or achieved more than; outside the physical limits or range. I spent long summers in the family car, making treks across the USA, traveling from California to Florida, and back. Can't go much farther than that in the continental US.  Four long days in … Continue reading forwarding your development


Focusing on leadership alone is short-sighted. Invest a few moments to watch (experience) this video, and then let me explain the more. Mike's journey with God is one that has been cultivated, nurtured and developed. He has sought the genuine, watched his faith is deepened, anchored himself in the "person" of Christ, as opposed to … Continue reading more.

the juggling act! [podcast]

It takes skill to know how to keep all the plates in the air! [ Ministry Formation] The shaping of skills is another tool God uses to form a leader. Psalm 78:72 says... "And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them." This version of the weekend podcast talks about … Continue reading the juggling act! [podcast]

faith challenges, ii.

Faith Means Facing Consistent Challenges Faith Challenges, Part 2. Ran across an interesting read from Steve Pressfield, "The War of Art." In it he chronicles the worthy struggle of bringing out what lies deep within each of us, and hit me with a truth that I think all leaders need to hear. "There is no … Continue reading faith challenges, ii.

three ways to see

Many leaders are fuzzy when it comes to their self-awareness. More than we'd like to admit... most of us need greater personal clarity. Trapped by the many things we can do, have to do, or are expected to do, most have little time to do the few things that we should do. And when our … Continue reading three ways to see

destiny dinners.

By the title of this blog post... You might be expecting me to share about a dinner with a high-profile leader... or a meal with someone who offered us an unbelievable position... or maybe even my take on Jesus and his Last Supper with the Disciples. Instead... this post is about the topic of processing... … Continue reading destiny dinners.


Some of the most important things about YOU... Come from some of your most difficult moments. Can YOU see you...   like God sees YOU? Do you hear Christ say of you, like the Father said to His Son... "This is my beloved son (or daughter) in whom I am well pleased?" Or, do your … Continue reading refining.

listening to your life.

Listening to your life. I have devoted much of the last 25 years of my life to helping people discover and clarify their personal calling... to listen to their lives. In each of our stories are the seeds of God's purposes, and designs for the future direction of our lives. Personal Calling is at the … Continue reading listening to your life.

five Ways to avoid drift

Drift occurs when we have too much to do, and paralysis sets in. There comes a time when you realize that, as your day comes to an end, more things remain undone than done. You only hope that you left undone the right things. This daily challenge takes its toll, leave behind a "numbing" effect. … Continue reading five Ways to avoid drift

am I a leader? [ Podcast #4 ]

Am I Leader or Not?  [Podcast #4] Some resist the term leader, having experienced abuse by leader, or they hold to the view that the term "leader" is just a business import and not Biblical. Others resist being labeled a "leader" because they do not like the limelight or being upfront. And still others have … Continue reading am I a leader? [ Podcast #4 ]

what makes leader? [podcast #2]

  Are you a leader? What is it that makes someone a leader? Leadership is influence, not position. Having the title or position of a leader does not automatically make someone a leader. Some leaders shy away from the title of leader because of the abuse of power, and the negative use of authority they … Continue reading what makes leader? [podcast #2]

No Regrets!

No Reserve! No Retreat! No Regrets! The Borden family is remembered these days primarily for two things; the dairy enterprise that bears their name, and for the now famous daughter named Lizzy, who was accused (but not convicted) of killing both her mother and father. But there was a much more famous Borden. His name … Continue reading No Regrets!