Money Matters

“It is well with those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice.” (Psalm 112:5). Money matters, and the careful and strategic use of money is a necessary (though often neglected) ingredient for effective leadership. Money...

Criticism

“Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he mocked the Jews. He said in the presence of his associates and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore things? Will they...

Lifelong Learning

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). One of the guiding principles that we pursue as a staff in the Northwestern Ohio Synod is the principle of lifelong learning. As a learning community devoted to...

Prayers and Plans

“Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” So, I prayed to the God of heaven. Then I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor with you, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my...