4 Disciplines of Execution (4D)

If you ignore the urgent, it can kill you today. It’s also true, however, that if you ignore the important, it can kill you tomorrow. In other words, if you and your team operate solely from within the whirlwind, you won’t progress—all your energy is spent just trying to stay upright in the wind. The challenge is executing your most important goals in the midst of the urgent!


31 Days of Influence

When you can learn to lead yourself, you begin to really influence the world around you.

This month I am writing on the topics of Prayer, Leadership and Money – with a Confession thrown in here and there. I’m no guru on any particular thing, but I can share from my story. Thanks for stopping by.


Day 1 : When I pray..with faith

Day 2: When I pray.. with words. 

Day 3: When I pray … for results.

Day 4: When I pray … with the Spirit’s help

Day  5: When I pray … with others

Day 6: When I pray … with thanksgiving

Day 7: When I pray … in Jesus name

Day 8: Leadership 101 | Attitude

Day 9: Leadership 101 | Drafting

Day 10: Leadership 101 | Good Days and Bad Days

Day 11: Leadership 101 | Leading Meaningful Group Prayer

Day 12: Leadership 101 | From Doers to Dream Releasers

Day 13: Leadership 101 | 8 Habits of Life Changing Leaders

Day 14: Leadership 101 | ReCharge

Day 15: Wisdom | Owning It

Day 16: Wisdom | When Offended

Day 17: Wisdom | Wanting Retaliation

Day 18: Wisdom | Your Opinions

Day 19: Wisdom | Being an Untouchable

Day 20: Wisdom | God’s fingerprint

Repost : Free Birds and Nerds

I haven’t said much about money and management lately but it’s worth a re-visit.

Linzy and I have worked through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University which took a few years and was well worth it. No one ever wants to fess up that they struggle with proper money management but unless you’re doing it right, chances are you’re stressed in ways you never thought possible.

Dave Ramsey says, in most homes there are the “free spirits” who are the I don’t have a care in the world and couldn’t care less about budgeting and/or planning.  Then there are the “nerds” who plan and prepare with a greater level of detail.

As we head into the holiday season, I’m always reminded of the statistics that come out that reflect increase spending on plastic and the debt incurred. Whether you don’t know how to budget, can’t budget, or are afraid to even go there …

There’s help.

If you needed some help with getting control of your budget, email me and I can put you in touch with some people that are trained advisers who are willing to walk you through your situation for free.  I do this often, I do this a lot.  You’re not alone.

Yes, I said free.

We will be hosting a financial session on November 8th.  You’ll want to be there.


Confessions of an Associate Pastor : The Biggest Decision

Dave Ramsey says there are “nerds” and “free-birds” when it comes to handling money.  I’m definitely the nerd in our home!  🙂

As we go into the New Year, the biggest decision isn’t about how much to save, the mortgage, tithing or even missions giving.  We just do that stuff.  It just happens.

The biggest decision was actually putting aside some money every pay check to date my wife.  It could be a few dollars to go to sweet frogs (a frozen yogurt place here in the 804), a nice dinner or a movie.  But something.  We are rolling into our 8th year of marriage and I’ve found it harder to remember, make time and actually go on a date.  So, I counter it with a definitive plan to make it happen.

So … I hope you do the same.  Tag team with another couple and have your kids stay there one evening and you return the favor.  Sorry babysitters … y’all are great but make a date night super expensive!!!

Date nights are now a line item in the budget!  🙂

I know I’ll be better for it.