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

One Blood

  Luke writes in Acts 17 that every person on the face of the earth comes from one blood or one origin and beginning, namely Adam.   New Living translation says it this way,  Acts 17:26 “From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth.”   The Bible confirms that we are [...]

By |2021-03-30T12:08:16-04:00March 30th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on One Blood

What do I Bring to the Table?

What do I bring to the table. Here are some of the clichés and play on words I have heard over the years:   Am I  a faucet or a drain? Do I add to others or subtract from others? When people leave me are they refreshed or do they feel depleted? Do I add [...]

By |2021-03-15T13:13:07-04:00March 15th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on What do I Bring to the Table?

Leaders Lead Through Change

I was with a group of church leaders a few months ago and they were all given reports on how their churches were doing. They all shared how in March of 2020 when then, almost all churches were forced to discontinue meeting publicly and forced to go online. Almost bar none, ever leader I spoke [...]

By |2021-02-15T07:58:58-05:00February 15th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Leaders Lead Through Change

Integrity

Integrity! One aspect of integrity is just being there and doing what I said I would do. Consistently!   I like my diesel Jetta – starts every time and purrs as I roll down the highway – consistently! I like my Think Pad – boots every time and runs the small amount of programs that [...]

By |2021-01-18T14:21:49-05:00January 18th, 2021|Ron's Blog|Comments Off on Integrity