How I Made The Painful Decision To Quit

Following God

I have quit my job and I am actually walking away from my family’s business.  Even as I type this, I get emotional at the thought of it.  In my entire life, I have only had one job outside of our family business – waiting tables the summer after college.  Now, I have made the decision to take a new path and I can tell you…it is a thrilling (and scary) path!

Is This One Weakness Undermining The Results You Desire?

Prayer yields results

Stop and take a look around at the results in your life.  I am not talking about your standard of living or your growing retirement account.  Instead, I want you to assess the eternal results that you are able to identify.  While we know these kinds of results are not easily quantifiable, I believe we can each get a sense of whether we are seeing dramatic or anemic results when it comes to the eternal measurement.

Is Your Head In The Clouds?

Application of Ideas

Writing a blog can be a dangerous undertaking! No, there have not been any threats on my life or people coming after me because of something I have said. The danger is not actually a physical one, but a spiritual one. Instead of finding myself in peril, the problem is one of theory versus application.

What Are Our Responsibilities After Charlottesville?

Christian Response to Racism in Charlottesville

I hesitated to write this article.  I hesitated for several reasons, but none of them are really important.  What’s important is that the kind of behavior exhibited in Charlottesville will continue, and even spread, if people like us remain silent about it.  If Christians, true disciples of Jesus Christ, remain silent in the wake of such racism, hatred, and evil, then we better prepare for it to be the norm.  Not only that, but we will be held accountable for that silence.

Where Do Ambassadors Work?

Ambassadors for Christ

Most likely, you have not spent much time thinking about where an ambassador works when they are on the job. Unless you have read my last two posts, you may not have thought much at all about ambassadors. Either way, I want to encourage you to think about them today – and how their work impacts you as an ambassador for Christ!

Ambassador For Christ – What Does It Mean? (Part 2)


In my last post, we started digging into 2 Corinthians 5:20 and figuring out what it means to us. We started by breaking out the various components of the definition of an “ambassador,” applying each component to our own situations. You really need to read that last post [HERE] to get the full effect. Today, I want to cover the remaining points that I believe are most critical in this verse.

5 Tips To Help You Avoid Destroying Your Ministry

Stay Humble, Avoid Hypocrisy

Turn on the news and you are likely to see any number of examples of celebrities, politicians, or others who have fallen from grace due to some sort of scandal or newly-exposed hypocrisy in their actions or beliefs.  It is one reason I avoid the news for the most part.  However, Christian business leaders can learn a lesson from what we see on the news and we had better take it to heart!