Month: March 2011

The Attention to Details

Thoughts

The Attention to Details

My world is filled with great, competent people and Mike Acosta, Missions Pastor and Children’s Pastor at Grace Churches is one of the great ones.  He found an article in the Harvard Business Review (yes, pastors can read…even articles and blogs like this that are produced by Harvard) by Dan Pallotta that speaks clearly to the success and destruction of work like we do.

The success of a project is often in the details.  The advertisement that tells you about the product is loud and flashy, but the contractual agreement on how you will pay for the house is in the details.  We often call it the “fine print,” and it is likely those small details and their completion is what speaks to the follow-through on a project.… Continue reading

Relationships That Make You Rich

Thoughts

Relationships That Make You Rich

Last night my son and I had the extreme pleasure of driving to Bridge City, Texas, to join in honoring John W. and Hazel Harrell who celebrate forty years of pastoral ministry.  Casey and I spoke with old friends, and he got to meet people who at some point in the past have poured themselves and their experience with life and with God into me.… Continue reading