It’s that time of the year… everyone’s sharing their “top content” and I decided to jump on that very same bandwagon. If you’ve been following a long with me from the beginning, this week may feel like watching The Fresh Prince of Bel Air on rerun. If you’ve only started tuning in the last several weeks, here’s some of what was featured earlier this year.
Worship Leaders In Skinny Jeans
One of the hardest things to do in life is to be yourself. Through the innovation of the internet and social media it is easier than ever to look at what others have and then compare. Popular culture is a bully when it comes to self-image and personal style threats to beat you up. Leaving you irrelevant in a world that craves relevancy.
Avoiding A Case of the Mondays
There were those years when all I wanted to do was make it to Friday. Each week was all about getting to Friday to enjoy freedom from work. The weekend would inevitably come and go and Sunday night I would be faced with the reality that Monday was only hours away. When I saw Office Space for the first time and heard “oh, looks like somebody has a case of the Monday’s” it hit home and I felt stupid cause I was just like these characters who were wasting their lives.
Confident vs Arrogant Leadership
At my church we have a value of being confident yet humble. The confident part is realizing that we know who Jesus is, we know why he was sent, we know what he offers and we trust that what he has said is true. The humble part is we don’t have it all figured out, we’re all learning together, no one is perfect, everyone is at a different point on the spiritual map and that’s okay.
Want to Win at Leading? Tell a Story
“Our mission statement; it’s just words. Words on a wall. Just words. But so are the words ‘we are endowed by our creator’ and ‘I have a dream.'” These were the words from our senior pastor at a recent staff gathering. What is it that will take words to a place that mere words can’t go? Music (but that doesn’t support this article). What else? Story.
Is Consistently Delivering a “Wow” Experience Important?
From the day it’s announced right up to the moment the red ribbon is cut there is a palpable anticipation in the air. You’ve been blown away time and time again and the thought of experiencing that euphoria is almost tickling. The moment you’ve been awaiting is finally realized: you walk into Disneyland to be greeted by the newest attraction inspired by a Disney film. Everything you loved about the movie and all that you expect from Disney come together to provide an amazing “wow” moment.