Category Archives: Leadership

The Best Cure

After giving a lecture on mental health, psychiatrist Karl Menninger fielded questions from the audience. “What advice would you give a person who felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” someone asked. Dr. Menninger replied, “Lock up your house, go across … Continue reading

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On the Move

A recent Garfield cartoon had the ever optimistic Jon proclaiming, “Nothing can stop me!” To which the lethargic Garfield replied, “Nothing can start me!” This seems to describe two different types of church members you find in most congregations. On … Continue reading

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Carry on the Tradition

The upcoming football season at a middle school in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been cancelled because the school can’t find any coaches. Ironically, the school is named after legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Administrators at Lombardi Middle School … Continue reading

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Stability at the Top

In a recent sports story he wrote for the Lexington-Herald Leader, Mark Story documented the recent decline in athletic achievements for the University of Tennessee. Story attributes this slide to the instability in the positions of head coach for the … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hero?

Senator John McCain returned to the Senate yesterday to cast a crucial vote in the on-going process to try to improve our nation’s failing health care system. This was McCain’s first appearance in the Senate since his recent surgery and … Continue reading

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Avoiding Conflict

O.J. Simpson has just been granted parole by Nevada officials. Simpson has served 9 years in prison for his involvement in an armed heist. During his parole hearing, Simpson commented that he has lived a “conflict-free life”. Really? A lot … Continue reading

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Raising the Roof

One of my favorite events in the gospels is recorded in Mark 2. There we read the account of four men who carried a paralyzed man to Jesus. They couldn’t get close to Jesus because it was so crowded at … Continue reading

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Bright Lights

I live right across the Ohio River from the small town of Rome, Ohio. Last year on the Fourth of July my wife and I heard some noise about 10:00pm and looked outside and discovered that we could view the … Continue reading

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Tall Like Us

I recently attended the North American Christian Convention that was held in Kansas City. There I ran into David, an old friend of mine. David is about 6’ 5”, so he stands out in a crowd. I am just a … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Bam

Bam Adebayo played close to the basket the one year he spent with the University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team. He did not attempt a single shot from 3-point range. However, in his workouts leading up to tonight’s NBA … Continue reading

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