A few weeks ago, I sat in a coffee shop with a well-known executive coach whose clients are among the most powerful people in the business world. He had graciously agreed to let me "pick his brain" on the topics of coaching and leadership. At one point in the conversation, he said, "Rusty, I've coached … Continue reading What do you want?
The Thanksgiving holiday has passed, but every day I am thankful to God for... His Goodness "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever" (1 Chronicles 16:34). His Righteousness "I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the … Continue reading Still Thankful
Dear Lord, Here we are again at the time of year we call "the holiday season," and, as always, there are some who don't feel festive. Instead, they feel weary because they are worn down by life's demands, heartbroken by life's tragedies, and discouraged by life's cruelties. And when weariness strikes, it's sometimes easy to … Continue reading A Prayer for the Weary
Last week, a person reached out to me facing a "dilemma." This person was faced with a situation that was testing their resolve to follow God's moral will. I knew this person well so I knew what they needed to hear and how they needed to hear it, so I replied... "This is a moment … Continue reading The Moment
Last week I had to travel for a training event that I was participating in and stayed in a hotel that was a bit questionable, to put it nicely. On these kinds of events, I don't book my own accommodations - that's done for me by a group with whom our agency partners. So, I … Continue reading Where’s the Remote?
On Monday I shared a thought from Jim Martin encouraging us to make progress toward a goal "today." That post reminded me of two verses of Scripture that mention "today." The first is Psalm 95:7-8 which says, "Today, if only you would hear his voice, "Do not harden your hearts...'" The second is Hebrews 3, … Continue reading Today, part 2
From Jim Martin... Lately, I have been thinking about one particular question: Am I actually doing something about this (problem, concern, challenge) right now? For example you may be thinking: I really ought to do something about my finances. I am not sure where our money (home finances) is going. I really need to start … Continue reading Today
My friend and coach, Sid Walker, recently lost his father, who was a very accomplished man of great faith in Christ. Sid wrote about this experience in a weekly message he emails out every Monday, and his message is a powerful reminder to pay attention to the "nudges" of the Holy Spirit. Thanks for the … Continue reading Are you being “nudged” by the Spirit?
You may have seen some posts on social media or a message on a church sign about "Reformation Day," which is today, October 31. But what is it? Here's a brief description of Reformation Day by theologian and philosopher, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols... A single event on a single day changed the world. It was … Continue reading What is Reformation Day?
At church on Sunday, I had some varied and interesting conversations with... A man who is going through a major life transition and wanted me to pray for him A boy I congratulated for turning 10 years old who replied, "Thanks. I'm more ornery than ever!" A woman who is anxious about an upcoming surgery … Continue reading Conversations