Sometimes you need to stop and take a time out.

I love coaching and training coaches. The more I coach leaders the more I learn what NOT to do — and what I need to do. Yesterday, I posted 20 Things to Never DO.

As a coach, I’ve learned a lot about what NOT to do. I share this list with you to encourage coaches in their coaching practice.

There are certain days that you never forget.

I need to trust my clients – and I need to be trusted by my clients.

If it is essential, then you will focus your attention and activities on His mission.

I remember my graduation from 8th grade. It started with a banquet dinner for all the students followed by a graduation ceremony.

When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible to one command he said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if he meant we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people who live right next door.

My kids grew up watching Veggie Tales. Many times as we gathered as a church planting team, the kids would gather around the tv to watch the latest adventures of Bob the tomato and Larry the cucumber.

My colleague Bob Rasmussen has developed a ten week course about building bridges of friendship and ministry for Christ called Ministry in a Multi-Cultural World.