Jesus, the Happiest Man Ever?

Introduction Recently I started to reengage with my book entitled “Enjoying More Happiness.”   As the writing journey has unfolded, I found myself faced with an unexpected question: Could Jesus be the happiest man ever?  Now most of us immediately when we...

What Your Followers Really Hope For…From You

Dreams for the People You Lead and Serve When we are in a good place, when we are well-rested and have lots of energy, our hearts are often inclined to think about the good we want to do with our lives, the difference we want to make, and maybe even how we can please...

The Most Important Quality of a Christian Leader

I love leadership.  I have been fascinated by leadership since watching Fran Tarkenton lead the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl four times during that incredible run in the 1970’s. I longed to lead like him…to perform like him…except for losing all four of the...

Three More Things God Appreciates about You

Okay, the truth is, I’m on a bit of a roll. Because I know self-criticalness can plague us all too often, I think it is wise to spend some more time on what God does appreciate about us. As we get better at remembering what He does like in us, and as we get...

Three Things God Appreciates about You

God’s Unexpected Affirmation I don’t think will ever forget the time when I heard a sermon from Pastor Jeff Griffin when he talked about a time when he truly sensed God’s pleasure in him. It was the coolest thing to hear.  As I recall, he talked...