Valley of Identity

I feel enlightened by http://thecallingjourney.com. The friend who sent me the link said it helped him put his years of ministry in perspective. I agree. It did that for me too. The website says: The Calling Journey can help you understand how the road you’re...

Kudos to Hope International

Last week Nancy and I were privileged to attend Hope International’s Leadership Summit in Lancaster, PA. This annual event gathers the entire staff team, including the people scattered internationally. We were guests and enjoyed the organization’s...

A decision made, then unmade

During my nearly three decades in executive leadership I felt my primary responsibility was to make decisions. I described my role as clearing the rocks off the path so the rest of the organization could move forward as expediently as possible. More often than not,...

Training Entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana

I recently spent a couple weeks in Ghana, West Africa. One of the elements in our itinerary was to conduct three days of training with 25 local businessmen in the northern Ghana town of Tamale. I prefer to have a clear understanding of who the trainees are before I...