Letting Go

Letting Go

Not long ago I was passing through my high school hometown of Rochester, IN.  I took a one-block detour off of the main drag in order to see my old church, Trinity UMC.  I have good memories of that church on the corner of 8th and Jefferson.  I sat in the balcony...
The Eyes of Stewardship

The Eyes of Stewardship

Are you a glass half-full kind of person?  Or half-empty? A profound truth about life is that we don’t tend to see things as they are.  We see them as we are!  Our lives are conditioned by experiences and lessons that teach us something about the world.  Once that...
The Price of Contentment

The Price of Contentment

I used to laughingly say, “I don’t have too many problems, personal or professional, that $1,000,000 wouldn’t solve.”  It looks like I overshot the mark a bit.  According to a new report by Personal Capital, Americans say they need around $500,000 to feel financially...
Integrity at Work

Integrity at Work

It has been a decade now since Gil Meche retired. Most folks have never heard of him. Gil was a professional baseball player, pitching for the Seattle Mariners and the Kansas City Royals. While he had some good years, even an all-star year, he was never considered...
An Agent of Change

An Agent of Change

Those of us in church leadership are often lulled into believing the average pew-sitter sees things through the same lens as we do. A good example of that is the way we understand, or do not understand, people’s motivation to give. For example, because leaders worry...