Work: Chasing after the wind.

Does work ever get you down? You are not alone. The author of Ecclesiastes lamented his work too: “What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? For all his days are full of sorrow and his work is a vexation. Even in the night […]

My Pep Talk

There are times of sowing and times of reaping in life and in ministry. Sometimes the sowing takes years, but reaping will come. It’s the law of nature.  In those times of sowing, I have often had to give myself a pep talk. It would go something like this: Satan would like to discourage you, […]

The Safest Place On Earth

What is your happy place? For me, it’s a lakeside cabin in Temagami, Ontario where I spent my summers growing up like Davy Crockett. (I’ve even saved my trusty hunting/whittling knife from those days.) Others may find their happy place in a more urban setting, like a local cafe or in the magic of Disney […]

Love to Love

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Prov 4:23 Living with an open heart is a risky choice that takes courage and wisdom. The act of living generously can expose us to those who might take advantage. The disposition of trusting can leave a person vulnerable to the […]

Family Reunion

Have you ever had one of those uncomfortable family reunions, a kind of “Meet the Fockers” part three? You are not alone. One biblical family get-together that I can relate to is the reunion of Jacob and Esau. Jacobs reunion with his brother Esau was like facing a ghost of the past. Family life in […]

Trust Jump

A heart of trust is discovered on the outskirts of the familiar and the known.  As one poet said, When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be […]

Heart of Gold

A heart of gold is not something you come by every day.  Like Neil Young, you might just find yourself singing, “I’m getting old,” before you find one.  Although it is hard, it isn’t impossible if we mine for a golden heart in the right places.   Truthfully, gold mining itself can look rather foolish. To […]

Church as a Third Culture Place

The concept of the third place was initially coined by author Ray Oldenburg in the book “The Great Good Place.”   Famously, Starbucks built their business model on the idea that people need a third place other than home and work for community inspired the likes of Starbucks.  They envisioned their stores to be,   “A place […]

Passing it On

When you hear or see something that inspires the heart, you want to share it.  Living out of our creativity is a discipline of sorts that requires us to be continually renewing our minds.  I hope eLeader helps nudge you toward your creative and spiritual best.  Bob Webster

Opportunities

Sometimes opportunity knocks very quietly. We have to be always listening so we don’t miss some great opportunities.  Here’s a quote I like, but I have no idea where it came from. “The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized during the lifetime of the opportunity.” Pastor Willis

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