I have a jar of change next to my desk at home. There’s nothing special about it. It’s just a large glass jar that Jeannie thought would look good in my study. Some time ago, I started dropping my spare change in the jar. The growing pile of coins looked pretty cool. Like most guys, I hate carrying loose change in my pockets. So, I just throw it in there.
A few months ago I took the jar to a change counter and I had over $300! Over three hundred dollars in pennies, nickels, quarters, and dimes!
Most of us have big...more
I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. I lived there for over 20 years. More than that, I was the pickup and delivery guy for my family’s television and appliance business. This means I drove the delivery trucks all over the city. I knew every back alley and shortcut in every area of Huntsville. Tell me where you wanted to go and I could tell you the quickest way to...more
From the beginning, we’ve understood the facilities at 7777 Concord Road are a base—a place where people are enlisted, trained, and then deployed to places of Kingdom service. As growth has continued, we’ve known we would establish regional campuses (forward operating bases) that would be nearer different people and opportunities of ministry. We knew this was going to happen. We just didn’t know it was going to happen this...more
Ships do not sail in a straight line. Wise captains are constantly adjusting their course to counter the effects of the winds and currents. Cars do not travel in a straight line. Good drivers are constantly making small steering adjustments to counter the pull of the road and yes, even the wind. Notice your hands the next time you drive. Your hands are constantly reacting to the outside forces...more
When you’re a kid, you grow up thinking when you’re older, you won’t ever do chores again. As you get older, of course, you realize that you’ll be doing chores for the rest of your life. Garbage doesn’t empty itself. Clothes don’t wash themselves and how often you clean the bathroom depends on just how much dirty you can stand. It’s bad enough having to clean up your own...more