How Busy People Can Read More

How Busy People Can Read More

Warren Buffett reads 4-5 hours per day—he considers it an important part of his work. Bill Gates reads an average of one book per week, which is equivalent to what the average CEO does. Rick Warren starting reading two books per week at age 14, and says that at one...
Building Community post-Covid

Building Community post-Covid

One of the lessons of the pandemic is how important relationships and social connections are. People don’t do well without them! And more than ever, people are aware of that and are looking for places to connect. “Connection” has gone from a good idea to a primary...
You Want It All? Surrendering Every Part of Me

You Want It All? Surrendering Every Part of Me

If you’re like many believers, you feel confident you’re past the magic-lamp phase of prayer. You understand surrender. You understand God’s will. And yet, no matter how good we are at surrender, we each hold on to something in our lives.  That one thing we keep...
Five Action Steps the Church Can Take to Care for the Lonely

Five Action Steps the Church Can Take to Care for the Lonely

“Mark, I don’t even know where to begin,” Matt stated as we talked over coffee. “The needs of my church are so great that I often feel paralyzed. I don’t know what the first step should even be.” It can seem overwhelming for a church to care for the vast needs of the...