Grace for God’s Good Kids

I have often wondered: Is there grace for God’s good kids? I always thought the only answer to a request—especially a “good” request—was “yes.” Would you show up an hour early on Sunday morning to set up chairs for worship? Yes We need more people to serve coffee and doughnuts between services. Could you help? Yes [...]

By |2016-01-20T09:00:15-06:00January 20th, 2016|Articles|

Coaching the Emotionally Unhealthy Leader — Part 2

The concepts presented in this article are not my own. I've adapted and applied the themes presented by author and pastor Peter Scazzero in his book The Emotionally Healthy Leader to a coaching context. This article is part two of a two-part series. You can view the first article in this series here. Are the leaders you [...]

By |2015-09-22T18:05:14-05:00September 22nd, 2015|Articles|

What's the Difference Between Coaching for Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction

“What is the difference between coaching for spiritual formation and spiritual direction?” a prospect asked during an introductory call last week. As I stammered to explain the difference, I realized I didn’t have a satisfying answer. So, I’ve spent the last few days mentally formulating a response to that question. Before talking about their distinctions, [...]

By |2015-05-12T17:13:30-05:00May 12th, 2015|Articles|

Spiritual Formation: How Thirsty Are You?

In 1996, a young US marine corporal named Joey Mora was standing on a platform of an aircraft carrier patrolling the Iranian Sea.   Incredibly, he fell overboard.  His absence was not known for 36 hours.  A search and rescue mission began, but was given up after another 24 hours.   No one could survive [...]

By |2015-01-29T17:19:09-06:00January 29th, 2015|Articles|

Why A Coach-Approach to Spiritual Growth Works

“One size fits all,” the sign read. Does it really? I thought to myself. How ridiculous is it to think that a sweater that fits a person who is 5’6” would fit someone who is 5’ 11”?  Whether the item is a sweater, a hat, or a pair of gloves, one size does not fit [...]

By |2014-11-07T08:00:44-06:00November 7th, 2014|Articles|

Coaching for Spiritual Formation

I never planned to become a spiritual formation coach. Yet today, more than half of my clients come for spiritual growth and formation coaching. It began with a simple request. “I feel stuck spiritually. Will you help me get unstuck?” Laura was a 30-something married woman struggling with infertility and experiencing God amid multiple miscarriages [...]

By |2014-06-02T11:09:42-05:00June 2nd, 2014|Articles|

Declutter Your Prayer Closet

Is your prayer closet like your clothes closet . . . in need of decluttering? Yesterday, a fashion consultant came in and pulled everything out of my closet. She found clothes my mom gave me, and she’s been gone since 1999. We culled suits from when I worked in New York in 1998. I had [...]

By |2014-04-14T01:42:28-05:00April 14th, 2014|Articles|