Wednesday, March 21, 2007

They did not inquire...

Joshua 9:14
14 The men of Israel sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the LORD.

Joshua and the leaders of Israel really did a lot of things right in this story. Right by me anyway…. They asked a lot of questions. They looked at the evidence. In fact, as I read the story I started to pat myself on the back…”look at that… I do a lot of those same things. I’m handle things like Joshua in the Bible. Good for me!”

Then I read vs. 14. Ouch.

I do do things just like Joshua in the Bible. So many times I put a plan into place in my life, in my ministry because all the evidence says that it makes sense. So why not? But I fail to ask God what He thinks.

I wonder if I’m alone in this? How much better would our ministries be if this was always where we start?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Know your team members

I love it when someone sends me a note or calls me because they ran across something that reminded them of me. It makes me think "they get me!" Today one of my team members did just that. He sent something that took me back to my roots... back before ministry, before working in the church music industry,... back to my square roots in fact. I am so square that I have a degree in mathematics. I know... bad joke. But what do you expect from the Campbell Jr. High math club president?!

So, thanks to Chris for helping me to celebrate Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day to you all!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Looking for a few good books

I am about to wrap up my current book and am looking for suggestions for a new one to read. What have you read recently that you think I'd enjoy?

It can be fiction, self-help, business management, cooking, leadership training, developing creativity... whatever. Let me know your suggestion and why I should consider it.