Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife: What She Really Wants

Shannon Milholland

While I am equipping ministry leaders in Guam, I'm privileged to feature a post from my friend Shannon Milholland here at FaithWalkers. Shannon is a morning runner, an afternoon carpooler and all-day lover of Jesus.She is the voice of Jesus & My Orange Juice, a fresh-squeezed oasis for ordinary living. Shannon finds joy among piles of laundry and miles of carpools and delights in leading others to this place of contentment in life, through the written and spoken word.Connect with her … [Read more...]

Book Review: “The Catalyst Leader” by Brad Lomenick

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Essential.The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker by Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst, releases this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from Thomas Nelson Publishers. And I can think of no better word to describe it than what it claims to be.Essential. Here’s Why In The Catalyst Leader, Brad pulls back the curtain on the inner working of Catalyst to reveal the eight essentials that have made Catalyst the premier leadership conference provider for young leaders today. Bu … [Read more...]

12 Questions Every New Leader Should Ask: Guest Post with Catalyst

Congratulations! You made it! You're the new leader. Now what?I know you're supposed to always look like you know what you're doing but -- truth be told -- new leaders often don't even know where to start. They drift around for a month or so, smiling a lot, ordering new stationery while they act as if they've got it covered.I came across this all-too-familiar scenario recently while coaching a young executive at a non-profit. He had been moved unexpectedly....Read the rest of 12 … [Read more...]

How Going to Sleep Earlier Can Transform your Morning Prayer Time

I confess. I slept in today.Of course, it is Saturday, so I don't feel all that bad.Recently, I had some back pain that was just annoying enough to keep me from falling asleep. Combine that with the usual stuff that can tempt all of us to keep thinking every night long after we should have stopped -- and each of us can easily find ourselves waking up long after we should have been spending focused time in prayer.Aargh! Er -- I meant, Amen.I'm sure you've had one of those … [Read more...]

Chicago Teachers Strike: What is the Answer?

"I'll be bloodied and you'll be bloodied, but at least you'll know not to bully me again." ~ Jay Rehak, Chicago teacher Source: Chicago Tribune Much fuss is being made about the need for teachers in classrooms in Chicago as they strike today, creating chaos city-wide. But with teachers who make comments like the one above, I'm thinking the students may be better off outside of their classrooms.I expect such immaturity from students -- elementary students, that is -- but not from … [Read more...]

Forsakin’ Akin and His Bacon: When It’s Wrong to Be Right

Is it ever wrong to be right? Let's hope Todd Akin thinks so. And soon. I'm ready to be forsakin' Akin -- and his bacon.One of the most challenging things a leader can do is quit when he thinks his interpretation to be the right one. Todd Akin thinks his explanation of his offensive comments about "legitimate rape" are sufficient to dispel calls for him to call off his campaign for the US Senate.But it really doesn't matter what he thinks.Tim Dalrymple has much better rhymes about baco … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Church for Free

Nothing is free! I can hear the critics already. I get that. You can't grow without paying a price. But attracting and keeping people in the pews of your church doesn't require a new line item on your already thin ministry budget.Photo via Creative Commons at http://www.flickr.com/photos/adammclane The question is are you willing to do what Jesus did to WOW those God has brought into contact with your church?First, take a quick visit to my guest post at Godvertiser with my friend Kenny Jahng … [Read more...]

Heydi Mejia: Why She’s Not the Real Immigration Problem

I’m taking a brief break from my series on President Obama’s signature health-care legislation as the case of Heydi Mejia has captured my attention – and my heart. As a school principal, I know first hand what it’s like to balance the need to enforce the rules yet  be quick to show mercy as a child of God.In case you’ve missed her immigration problem, Heydi Mejia graduated last Friday as an Honors student from Meadowbrook High School near Richmond, VA. She had taken AP classes. Her diploma gl … [Read more...]


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