Every Sunday morning at 9:30AM you’ll find me at 6315 Sykesville Road in Eldersburg, MD setting up for the Creation Springs Church 10:30AM weekly service. We put out a sign. We set up chairs. We hook up the sound system and put out the coffee and muffins. We put Bibles and bulletins on the chairs.
Vulnerability, transparency, honesty, integrity, accountability, and open communication are all ways in which you can remove the barriers between yourself and someone else and get naked in the most fundamental and effective of ways. If you are going to be successful in business, in romance, in relationships, and in your walk with God — you
Walking down the Jetway after a long week on the road, I step over the threshold into the cabin of the 737-300 with lightness returning to my step and anticipation waking up in the most basic parts of my heart — I am going home. Coming home resonates so deeply for me. Warm hugs, good
Gratitude requires contrast. Gratitude depends on awareness and understanding as its foundation and context because gratitude is the organic response to a positive outcome when a negative or less desirable result was possible, likely, or certain. Gratitude is so much more than just the rosy emotional response or the specific thanks for a job well done.
Transparency is a word that is included on almost every corporate bingo board. Touted as the key to successful organizations and mentioned regularly by executives and board members at all the major companies, transparency is the established foundation that leaders reference when looking to inspire trust and respect. However, even though the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Do you like who you are? or do you hide who you are? If you find that your internal conversation (what you say to yourself) and your external conversation (what you say to other people) are not the same. If you find yourself considering how you appear more carefully than who you are or who
Jesus said, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” – Matthew