Want a Mentor? Be a Mentor

Friendship, Leadership|

You may know that I’ve been hoping and praying for a older, wiser mentor in my life for decades. Someone who has walked the road I am on, who sees something unique in me and feels led to invest in me, and who regularly demonstrates they care through intentional actions and words – reactively (when I ask for help) and even proactively (because they love me and want the best ...

Never Trust a Leader Without a Limp

Friendship, Integrity, Leadership, Wisdom|

Have you heard this quote, or one of its variations? Originally made by John Wimber, the founder of the Vineyard church movement which has spread across 95 countries and involves over 2,000 congregations, it is an allusion to the story of Jacob in Genesis 32. And the statement carries much wisdom by underscoring how extreme hardship produces humility and an honorable approach to God. To fill in the gaps of ...

Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

Faith, Friendship|

Something has been weighing on my heart a lot recently, and I’m really not sure what the right answer is. Maybe there isn’t a right answer. I don’t know. A handful of my friends are very sad right now because of life circumstances. They put on a smile and they soldier on through their days, but you can see their pain behind their eyes if you look closely. And it ...