Choosing a Leader

A democracy is a system of government in which the entire population has a chance to take part in electing their leader. It works best when there is an informed electorate coupled with candidates for office, whose best interests are the interests of the people whom he or she expects to serve. Before elected, candidates …

Leaving a Generational Legacy

What if you knew when you were going to die? I don’t mean the exact date or hour, but say were given a degree of assurance that you had  ten, fifteen or twenty years to go; assurance that you could count on. Having such information, how would you live your life? Most people – or …

Wise men seek Him!

The bible records that after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, “wise men came from the east to Jerusalem” (Matthew 2) These men were seeking the One who was born King of the Jews. Naturally they inquired at the palace of Herod the reigning King. When Herod heard that they were asking about a new king, …

More Than a Little Wind

We went sailing again. During the morning hours it rained a bit so I asked Captain Theo, if the trip was still on. He said we should be ok by the time we were ready to sail.  The rain stopped by noon – sailing time – and though the  weather forecast indicated periodic thunder showers in the …

The Wind in Our Sails

(Originally posted on Grace4today.org – August 6th 2014) It was a beautifully calm day with not much wind, so after taking the boat out of it’s mooring, Captain Theo powered out into the channel. After a while the wind picked up slightly, enough to allow us to unfurl the sails Though the sails were up …

I’m not a Grasshopper!

There are about 11,000 known species of grasshoppers and they can be found all around the world. They live in the fields, eat mainly plants and vegetable matter, and are called grasshoppers because of powerful hind legs that allow them to leap great distances. Grasshoppers are from the insect family and range in size from two …

Servant Leadership

Chick -fil-A is  a company founded by the late S. Cathy Truett on true biblical principles. To show the company’s commitment to Biblical values, their restaurants do not open on Sundays so that employees can go to church with their families. Though Chick-fil-Ahas been in the news of late, a recent  story, less publicized has also made …

“Developing Leaders, Not Functionaries.”

I have been reading “A Year With Peter Drucker” by Joseph A. Maciariello. The book is subtitled 52 Weeks of Coaching foe Leadership Effectiveness. Week one is entitled: ‘Developing Leaders, Not Functionaries.’ In this chapter the author asks, “are you developing leaders in your organization, or are you developing bureaucratic, rule-following functionaries?” I think it …

Being Decisive

We have all watched in horror the events of the last week, when a deranged gunman full of hate and racial animosity, entered  the Emmanuel church in Charleston, South Carolina and took the lives of nine worshipers. Photos of  him posing with the confederate flag – a symbol of pride to some but a potent …