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...

Prayer is a Marathon

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). I just finished my 3rd half-marathon, and I was pleased with my finish and time. I am slowly learning...

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...