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The Ministry of Orthography

July 21, 2014 8:00 AM

We hear it said often, "There's no "I" in team." Yes, that's a fact, but unfortunately some clichés are said so much they lose their power. We know team means working together effectively for the common good, a joint...

Collaborative Leadership

March 15, 2012 10:18 AM

The most efficient way to lead, if you want to be completely pragmatic about it, is via dictatorship. A system in which one person makes all the autonomous decisions is, at least for a while, the most efficient, the least...

I Can Just Do It Myself…But Should I?

March 8, 2012 1:39 PM

I am a control freak, like many women in ministry. When I began the women’s ministry at my sweet church, I tried to do everything on my own, for many reasons. I enjoyed every aspect of ministry, of building...

Caring for Our Souls at Christmastime

December 7, 2011 11:37 AM

The emails flying back and forth create a picture, comical yet somehow sad: “Would love to see you all, but can’t do tomorrow, maybe the 10th?” and “I can’t do the 10th, how about the 19th?” Five of us, my...

"What You Are Doing Is Not Good"

April 13, 2011 12:00 PM

“What you are doing is not good.” Has anyone ever said that to you? For a performance-based, people-pleaser like me, those words were painful to hear—even though they were told in love—because they were true. Now I know how Moses...


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