The 6th Essential Quality of Leadership

Leadership Essential #6 – Humility What Does Humble Look Like? (AKA – I Didn’t Build That) Humbleness is the result of understanding that all we are and do is part of a master-plan. Not one of us is the ultimate architect, but each is a steward of all he has been given. All human achievements come not through the one person, but the efforts of those under that individual’s authority. All authority emanates from God any man must shoulder authority given to him with submissive obedience and self-sacrifice to his Creator. Dying to Self. Boys must learn that no matter… Continue reading

The Salt Mines Mystery Publication Update + How to get a FREE copy

Due to consultations with the publisher of The Salt Mines Mystery during the CLASSeminars Christian Writers’ Conference, the projected November 2014 date for publication changed to Spring 2015. This new projected publication date will mean a superior quality book that will grab the reader, shake them up and set them down wanting more action and adventure. The book is already a hot drink to handle, but the steam will pour out when the book reaches the presses. Here’s one great advantage for up to fifteen faithful early readers. A BETA version of The Salt Mines Mystery may be available before… Continue reading

3rd Essential Quality of Leadership

{Wisdom} Training Boys to be Future Leaders, Part 4 What is true and right? The third essential leadership characteristic for boys is wisdom. According to, “wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action.” How do we teach our boys wisdom when their immediate concerns are about friends, sports, girls, or the latest, hottest car? Wisdom is often caught, not taught. Human knowledge, facts and history, can be taught. Taking action in specific situations, or a variety of them, can be taught or trained. But wisdom entails applying knowledge rightly in new… Continue reading

2nd Essential Quality of Leadership

{Vision} Training Boys to be Future Leaders, Part 3 What do you see? The second essential leadership characteristic for boys is vision. Vision is looking beyond the current situation to a future goal or end-state. In order to see in this fashion, your boy must move from the concrete world around him to the abstract world of concepts and visualization of the future. Imagination plays a significant role in the development of a new vision. When I was young, my Mom and Dad encouraged me to think, create, and play. Parents have a great impact on a boy’s ability to… Continue reading

He will give you the strength

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising he shame and has set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” –Hebrews 12: 1-2 We are only able to gain salvation through Jesus Christ because he endured as a man to the end of… Continue reading

The Solid Rock of Jesus Christ

Here’s one of my favorite memory verses: “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously without reproach, and it will be given to him.” –James 1:2-5 We can depend on the solid Rock of Jesus Christ and whatever storms we encounter in life, whenever we get knocked down, Jesus is there to… Continue reading

Which Bible Translation Is Right?

Which Bible translation is correct? Friends, family and those I teach have asked this question. Short answer? It depends. My background as a Korean Linguist in the 1970’s, years of work with Strong’s Concordance of Hebrew and Greek, and other sources lead me to conclude: choose a translation based on your purpose. For systematic, word-for-word translation, the best translations I have found are the New American Standard Bible and the King James Bible. For translations that work more with the meaning, try the New International Version or the Amplified Bible. There are many other versions that the Holy Spirit may… Continue reading