When Someone Quits.

Over the years I have watched many people walk into opportunity and just as many walk out of it. Every person faces seasons of transition, but how can you recognize when someone is calling it quits? I know that people, especially leaders, feel like they can hide their feelings or emotions, however, there are signs […]

Lessons from Craig Johnson @cjnsami

It was such an honor to host Craig Johnson this weekend.  He is an incredible gift to Mary and I, but he has become such a gift to our church. His passion is infectious.  Craig serves as the Executive Pastor at Lakewood Church – with Joel & Victoria Osteen – but he is also the […]

Leadership Tests

Every leader faces tests.  I know, not every leader enjoys them, but every leader grows because of them.  Tests deepen our knowledge, expand our resolve and increase our faith.  Pastoring for nearly 25 years has had its share of tests.  Some I have passed.  Others I have miserably failed at.  But every leader must face […]