For some of us, the price of high quality beans going up is signficant. For others, we couldn't care less. And herein lies a fundamental truth for those in leadership. Do not expect people to be energized by an idea or a project unless it is personal to them. In fact, most folks won't even … Continue reading Coffee Prices On the Rise! So what…
What would you give your life for? Perhaps a better question is "what would you give your time and energy toward?" I believe that we need to ask ourselves why we are involved in something that we are not willing to give our time or energy toward. To look at the protest pictures coming out … Continue reading To die for
We started a new worship and Sunday School hour about a month ago. I have to own a lot of fear over this. Will it hurt more than help? Who will come? Is this just an ego trip thing for me? Our hope was to create more Sunday School attendance as well as open up … Continue reading Oh me of little faith
Gates Says He Is Outraged by Arrest at Cambridge Home A premier African-American scholar is arrested in a bazaar turn of events at his own home (see article above). Reminds me of my favorite quote from Tom Peter's about communication, "the greatest myth about communication is that is has taken place." Meaning that just because … Continue reading The more things seem to change…they don’t
Do we really need to see all these public figures traipse in front of a TV and air all of their failures?
These past two weeks have seen 7 life-altering events involving members or family members of First Church's downtown and Andover campus. It just reminded me once again how fragile life is and how quickly things can turn. It also reminded me how important having a group of people who you can count on and call … Continue reading What it is all about
Here is an interesting excerpt from Galatians 5 that I read this morning. 19My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, Paul is stressing that he is actively involved in the process of helping the Galatians to become mature Christians. It is part of his calling and … Continue reading Labor Pains