Pioneer or Late Adapter

There probably isn’t anyone, or very few people, in your congregation that doesn’t have a cell phone. I purchased my first one around 1988 for $650. It seemed to be an outrageous price for a phone back then, but it was cutting edge technology and I felt it would be extremely beneficial to Bonnie and [...]

By |2021-12-06T09:10:48-05:00December 6th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Pioneer or Late Adapter

What I Know to Do

What I know to do is not to be confused with what I do!   I remember a phrase often repeated by my mother, “Ron, you should know better!” Maybe your mom said it to you sometimes. It was often spoken in reference to some silly or sometimes stupid thing I did to either get [...]

By |2021-08-31T15:03:48-04:00August 31st, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on What I Know to Do

One day or Day 1?

I am sure you have heard this quote or something like this one over the years, “Today is the best day to start something new!”   The difference is between the dreamers and the initiators. The “one day” or “someday” dreamers are excellent people to encourage us in the possibilities that the future holds for [...]

By |2021-08-16T12:17:10-04:00August 16th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on One day or Day 1?

Voice or Echo

Are you a voice or an echo? I heard this somewhere and it has stuck with me for years!   I have made it my personal goal in life to be a student of the Holy Spirit receiving fresh revelation regarding the Word of God. I am certainly not as gifted in this area as [...]

By |2021-08-02T13:40:12-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Voice or Echo

Fear – Door or Window

Thoughts on fear stirred by Nik Ripken’s Book, The Insanity of Obedience.   Fear is the biggest door you will ever give the devil. Through that door he will be able to have access into your life and through that door of access he will be able to: Paralyze you and keep you from action. [...]

By |2021-07-19T09:12:02-04:00July 19th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Fear – Door or Window

He Cares

A nugget from my time with the Lord yesterday. As I was sitting in His presence, I felt He directed me to Isaiah 63. Upon reading the chapter, I came across verse 9 and this little phrase reverberated in my heart!   Isa 63:9 In all their suffering He also suffered…. If you are ever [...]

By |2021-07-12T13:21:59-04:00July 12th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on He Cares

One car length!

  The other day I was sitting at a red light and when the light turned green, I thought I had inadvertently stopped at the light pole of Maple Grove Speed Way. At the precise moment as the light turned green, the SUV beside me put the pedal to the metal and tore off easily [...]

By |2021-06-29T11:35:50-04:00June 29th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on One car length!

Improvement of Self!

  I always find it interesting that we have a much higher expectation on others than we do ourselves when it comes to areas of growth and maturity. We expect others to improve in their abilities and overall disposition. “Here is an area that would be good for you to work on”, is our evaluation [...]

By |2021-06-14T08:03:33-04:00June 14th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Improvement of Self!

Chokepoint to Thrust

Speed of processing!   As a leader you are responsible for everything within your field of ministry. Sometimes emotionally it may feel like there is a huge funnel feeding all the information into you and everyone is expecting you to provide the wisdom, insight, and final decisions on everything.   How you handle that reality [...]

By |2021-06-08T09:06:13-04:00June 8th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Chokepoint to Thrust

The Art of Spinning

Integrity of speech is so important in the culture in which we live, any culture for that matter. Just show up like you said you would and do what you committed to do. It really isn’t that hard, it just takes commitment and follow though, making your own words the bottom line of your actions. [...]

By |2021-04-05T09:12:33-04:00April 5th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on The Art of Spinning