Riding Bicycles and The Christian Life

Trusting and a bicycle built for two: I’ve had a lot of time for reflection since the passing of my husband 14 months ago. I was thinking back on one of our first conversations when Keith and I first met. He asked, “Do you like riding bikes?” I said, “Sure I...
Explaining Baptism to Children

Explaining Baptism to Children

There are many times when working with kids I am faced with the ever- present question “Why?” It is truly their favorite question to ask. If they see something unfamiliar to them they do not hesitate to ask. And lets be honest, even after an amazing thought out...
The Advocacy of Leadership

The Advocacy of Leadership

Several years ago, I found myself unemployed as a father of five and looking at the daunting prospect of my church experience not translating well on resumes to more secular job opportunities. However, a friend of mine heard about a job opening at Joni and Friends,...
Leadership Begins with Trust

Leadership Begins with Trust

Trust is a foundational principle of leadership. It must exist in both directions between leaders and followers for the greatest level of influence to exist. Leadership is often described as influence and it is rather challenging to influence people without trust....
4 Different Hats You Need to Wear as a Parent

4 Different Hats You Need to Wear as a Parent

A few weeks ago my 5-year-old daughter Eden asked me to explain the doctrine of the Trinity to her. Of course she didn’t use those words, but she wanted to understand how Jesus and the Father were both God at the same time. Thankfully, I had heard a helpful way to...