authentic reflections of a life desired to live well


Going Global

LLM March 2014

I recently had the privilege to celebrate the Free Methodist Church of India becoming a general conference. In India, I learned a church is a church. A pastor is a pastor. The main difference is our address. Our mission is still the same. As I got to know FM Pastor Shirish Ahaley in Mumbai, I learned that one of his close friends is my friend Eric Spangler, an FM pastor at LifePoint Church in...

The Lawnmower Man

Recently I was on the campus of Wayne State University, a large public university, close to downtown Detroit, Michigan. I was meeting up with a mentor who was at a conference to go over some business development plans I was hoping to be vetted. I’d never been on campus before and was doing my best to find the correct building with my iPhone and Google Maps. As I was looking at a campus map...

Leading and Developing

LLM August Image

Who are you following? Who’s following you? One of the best books I’ve read on leadership is “The Shaping of an Effective Leader” by a hero of mine, Dr. Gayle D. Beebe. A key ingredient to his success at the highest levels of leadership is that he learned early to value people. A student of Peter Drucker, Beebe writes, “Our basic integrity and character are displayed in our willingness...

Potlucks & Friend Requests

The number of people currently on Facebook would be the equivalent of the third largest country in the world. The number of people using Twitter grew 900 percent in one year. Sites like Instagram, Yelp and Foursquare help us instantly share images, reviews and even our locations. Social networks aren’t exclusive to race, socioeconomic status or religion. We can’t ignore these networks. So...

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