Leadership Blindspots

A small blindspot can result in a big problem. Unfortunately, we all have blindspots whether we realize it or not. Imagine this fictitious conversation with your insurance agent following an accident where your car and the other car was seriously damaged, and all occupants were injured. Insurance Agent: “Sir what was the cause of theContinue reading “Leadership Blindspots”

Time to celebrate with Ky. Baptists

Celebration is not a strength for me. I did not grow up with birthday parties or big celebrations for milestones met. Up until the last minute I was considering not attending my own college graduation ceremony. Given the delinquent approach I took to my college career it is nearly a miracle that I graduated fromContinue reading “Time to celebrate with Ky. Baptists”

Thank you for defending the unborn

My parents taught me to say thank you when someone does the right thing. Our elected officials often hear from us, as they should, when they put into law practices that are immoral. They should also hear from us when they have modeled for us the courage to do what is morally right, especially whenContinue reading “Thank you for defending the unborn”

Building an evangelistic church

In my garage is a set of tools given to me several years ago as a Christmas gift from my wife. The tool kit contains open-end wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, and more. The organizers of this tool kit knew that different projects require different tools. When it comes to building an evangelistic church, moreContinue reading “Building an evangelistic church”

Thankful for God’s faithfulness now and in days ahead

Thank you, Kentucky Baptists! Coming out of our Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Owensboro we have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. Here are three things for which I give thanks to God for Kentucky Baptists: I thank God for caring churches: Over 2,300 Kentucky Baptist churches care for theirContinue reading “Thankful for God’s faithfulness now and in days ahead”

5 suggestions for giving this Christmas

Connie, my wife of 27 years, lives her life with the joy of giving. You may be familiar with Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages. In this work, Chapman identifies five ways people receive and give love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service and physical touch. Connie has all five ofContinue reading “5 suggestions for giving this Christmas”

Friends needed to save lives of babies

The Bible teaches that being a friend to someone in need is a pretty big deal. Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” John 15:13 shows us that, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” BeingContinue reading “Friends needed to save lives of babies”

Thanksgiving…more than a holiday

What do ministry burnout and thanksgiving have in common? Much. Let me explain. In 2008, or thereabouts, I found myself experiencing something that I had not known prior to that time. The church I was serving was doing well. People were being saved and discipled. Progress in our ministry to the community was happening. MyContinue reading “Thanksgiving…more than a holiday”

CP investment reaps great dividends

Recently I had the privilege of meeting one of our great Kentucky Baptist pastors who is a product of your Cooperative Program investment. In fact, he would probably say that CP has helped raise him for ministry. Frank Stratton is pastor of Park City Baptist Church in Barren County. The church is doing well underContinue reading “CP investment reaps great dividends”