(This week's post comes again from Michael Porto) At two times in the story of the Bible, both in books that employ a lot with figurative language, two men are instructed by an angelic being to eat a scroll of parchment with words on it. The first occurs in Ezekiel chapter 3. By way of … Continue reading Eat The Word #3
MBC Man, I hope you are doing well during this COVID-19 pandemic. Life has changed for many of you, and I want you to know that I’m praying for you and am here to help if needed. I know that this situation is causing a lot of stress, grief, pain, and loss for many people. … Continue reading Never waste a good crisis.
This post is part three of a five-part series on friendship. I wrote earlier about friendship being part of God’s design. You could even say it is part of our DNA. I also mentioned in a previous post a benefit of friendship – that it halves our sorrows and doubles our joys. Here are two … Continue reading Godly Friendship – pt. 3
Do you wish you were a better reader? Does the idea of reading frustrate you? Do you forget most of what you have read, so you wonder what is even the point? I’ve been there. Several years ago, I was frustrated with my reading ability but, eventually, I got better. As I mentioned in the … Continue reading Leaders are Readers – pt. 2
“Yeah, uh, I really don’t like to read much.” I can’t tell you how many times a man has said that when I asked them about reading. Most of the time, it goes back to one simple reason: “I’m not very good at reading.” You want to know a secret? I wasn't very good at … Continue reading Leaders are Readers ~ pt.1
Men are often considered to use either their brains or their brawn in their work. Anecdotally, I think people assume that I am unsure of which end of the hammer to hold just because I'm a pastor (whether or not that is true is beside the point!). I recently saw the meme on the right … Continue reading Mind or Muscle: A false dichotomy
Management is not the same thing as leadership. How so? Management is primarily focused on implementation while leadership is focused on inspiration. Management is primarily focused on making today better than yesterday while leadership is focused on make the future better than today. Management is primarily focused on how / what while leadership is focused … Continue reading Manage or Lead?