Saturday, May 03, 2008

Doug Field's Office

I commented on Doug's twitpic that "I get nervous just looking at this creative haven.  But, as you all know, I am a little OC or AR."  I suggested he make a call to Clean Sweep!  I must really be a neat freak.  Maybe my priorities are a little off balanced.  

Cards Over Cubs 5-3
Skip Schumaker hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, taking struggling closer Jason Isringhausen off the hook in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rich Hill hangs his head on the mound as Cubs manager Lou Piniella comes out to pull him from the game during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 2, 2008, in St. Louis. Hill was pulled out of the game in the first inning after loading the bases and walking in a run. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

By Jeff Roberson (AP)
Published: 2008-05-03 00:05:03
Location: ST. LOUIS

Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Real Garfield

Came across this photo on Marko's Blog.  Thought it would be a thrill for my friend Joshua, who is the biggest Garfield fan I know.  This cat weighs 35 lbs.  I cannot imagine the cat food bill or the size of litter-box needed to maintain a cat of this size.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


One of the greatest problems associated with church growth is that we as leaders often fail to move forward or challenge direction based on our fears and the fears of other leaders behaving as bureaucrats, not creative thinkers. so, the question we face is, "How open to change are we and our leadership team in today's ever changing church culture?"

The first step to any change involves a personal and team examination.  We can begin this examination by evaluating our response and reaction to any and all of the following questions.

Do we avoid change, not seeing or acknowledging the need for it?
Do we often resist change and defend the status quo?
Do we cooperate, going along with change, even if reluctantly?
Are we out in front as someone who anticipates and sees the need for change even before others do?
Are we leaders in creating change, taking action to bring it about?

Following the results of our actions, we and our leadership team must uncover the reasons for our resistance or the losses we fear, and determine how much those losses may prove advantageous or destructive to our mission and us.  Many times our churches fail in the mission because of personal and leadership fears.  Let us understand that God has placed us in leadership to stand up, be creative thinkers, take risks, try new things, and not to be obstructionists satisfied with complacency.