Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad! Today my dad celebrates his 85th birthday…and 78 years in public ministry! When most people his age are well into the rhythms of retirement, my dad continues to pursue his passion to move forward the mission of God’s Word. Every Child. He remains an active part of the ministry through visionary direction, […]

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Pursue, Pursue, Pursue Your Mentor

Pursue, Pursue, Pursue Your Mentor It’s your job to pursue your mentor, not the other way around. Take the initiative to start the conversation. Be willing to try again if you don’t succeed the first time. Show how you can add value to that person. When a mentor does say yes, you may need to […]

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Symbiotic Mentoring

Symbiotic Mentoring All mentorship should be a two-way street. You should both be benefiting. Mentoring is a symbiotic relationship, not a parasitic one.  Watch out for the signs of a parasitic mentorship.  They use your influence or standing for their own gain, but never offer any value to you.  They aren’t flexible or understanding when […]

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Accelerate

Accelerate Sometimes progress looks like inching along, when it’s an uphill climb to go anywhere. In other seasons, we’re trekking up the mountain full speed. OneHope is in a season of acceleration, with a goal to add value to the lives of 135 million children and youth in 2021.  How did we go from one […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 2

The Gifts of 2020: Part 2 As my reflections on 2020 moved from personal to professional, I recognized values took on a new meaning. We are metaphorically squeezed during challenging times, and what’s inside comes out. The pandemic amplified the values of others, either negative or positive. Leaders reacted based on their true values.  I’m […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 1

The Gifts of 2020: Part 1 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent history. Many people started out the year filled with optimism, but circumstances quickly spiraled into a season riddled with uncertainty and obstacles—some we’re still facing. Acknowledging the difficulties of 2020, my wife Kim and I began noticing the […]

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