cak777 has written 37 posts for Andrew

Five Tips for Dealing with Difficult People

Recently, I received an article from Dan Reiland, The Pastor’s Coach who discussed dealing with difficult people. If we have been involved in any type of leadership, you have dealt with difficult people. They make projects hard to launch, continue or complete. Many times, the leadership team must turn their focus and some of their … Continue reading

Remembering Fatherhood at the Final Four

As the attention focuses on the Final Four and Monday night’s crowning of a National Champion in Men’s Basketball. The most memorable story has to involve a father and son from Georgia State. In fact, son, RJ hit the winning shot to beat Baylor. Then in the round of thirty two, they were defeated by … Continue reading

Finding Love in a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ World

    It has been reported by the Associated Press that “Fifty Shades of Grey” in its opening weekend made an estimated $81.7 million dollars. Described by the AP as an “erotic R-rated drama”, some even say ‘romance’ in explaining the movie brings to the forefront bigger questions. What is love and can it be found in … Continue reading

Rekindle the Dream

     Today, is a day that we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. life in America. His legacy is vast and wide in his leadership in the struggle of civil rights. The moment that best highlights this movement is the “I Have a Dream” speech given in Washington, DC. Here is link to the speech on … Continue reading

A Small Town Christmas Play

I wanted to continue writing on the theme of Christmas in a small town.  Admittedly, this is one of my favorite times of the year.  Yes, the change of seasons and in our area a remote chance of snow.  The festivities of Christmas include the parties, the lights, stories, presents and Rudolph, the red nosed … Continue reading

A Small Town Christmas

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I have gone from a large metro area to a small historic and mostly rural area.  My morning problems commuting to work used to be traffic, merging lanes, rubbernecking, wrecks and slow drivers.  Now driving back and forth my biggest problems are the flashing lights, slow … Continue reading

Best Selling Christian Books

The following is the top ten Christian Books per Amazon as of November 2014.  There are a few up and coming books as additions including fiction writer Jana Karon and books by Mark Batterson, Steve Harvey and others.  Each book is linked for a traditional book, but will also show the Kindle price and link. … Continue reading

Top Ten Discouragements for Local Pastors and Staff

I recently read an article by Thom Rainer who had done some research on the top discouragements for Pastors and Church Staff.  I thought this would go well with prior articles of challenges and encouragements for pastors (see the Recent Related Post links below). Although there are many challenges and discouragements for pastors from pay, … Continue reading

Four Benefits to Change

I love this time of season when the leaves go from a green to a radiant display of fall colors.  It visual displays the change of the seasons from summer to fall.  I know that one of the most difficult things in life can be change.  This change could be a new project, to a … Continue reading

If At First You Don’t Succeed . . . Three Parts of Success

Recently, we have been considering the concept of “If At First You Don’t Succeed. . .”  In this post, we will consider the idea of what is success?  For many in America, success is defined in material terms; but for other cultures, success may be based on traditions and practices passed down to the next … Continue reading

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