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I do consulting in a number of areas: Church Multiplication, Multisite Churches, Carver Policy Governance®, Leadership, and Results-Based Conversations. I also do individual coaching in person or via video. I would love to spend time with you or your team and help you to move to the next steps in your impact. Click here for more information.

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Embarking Blog
Uncomfortable Lyrics - Oceans

Many of us have been blessed by the power of the worship song Oceans. I like the song. Like actual ocean waves and tides, the music swells and catches us up in its movement. It has a certain mystical mesmerizing quality to it that modern worship songs have, drawing us in, lifting us up, connecting at deeper levels than we realize.

Luminex Blog: The Self-Aware Leader

One of the most important qualities of a high-performing, healthy leader is self-awareness…

Taking the journey of self-awareness is an important journey for leaders…

Here are a few suggestions for becoming a more self-aware leader...

India - light and hope

The oppressive and inhuman realities of Karma, Darma, Moksha, and Samsara are overwhelming when seen in their most expressive forms religiously. However, that is not all I am experiencing here. In the midst of this great darkness shines a great light.

India - the Ganges, darkness, and hope

Our visit to the Ganges was memorable... but not in a good way. This is the spiritually darkest place that I have ever been in my life, a place where death hangs heavy in the air, hopelessness seems to rise like fog from the river, and where joy is seemingly sucked into a deep black hole.  

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