Every. Human. Ever.

“I recently read a sentence that stood out to me, and it made me think of every human ever to grace the face of this bright blue ball of a planet…it went like this:

“To expect him to deny that fierce nature of his—given to him by God Himself— is perhaps expecting too much of [him].”  (Taken from “The Triumph” by Gene Edwards)…”

Ease vs. Excellence

In life, I have found that excellence and ease rarely go hand in hand. Yet we live in a time when ease is the first choice we tend to make.

No Blame. Only Responsibility.


It is a term with which we are all familiar.

As a child, my parents taught me to be responsible for my own actions. While still in high school I worked retail for three years. Though I had a very good job with good pay and decent hours, I would find any excuse that I could to avoid showing up for work…”

Embracing Change

“As leaders, one of the toughest things we encounter is resistance to change. We like to do things the way we have always done them.

We make statements like, “If it’s not broken don’t fix it.”

While this is all well and good, our world is changing and the people we lead bring different perspectives or approaches to the organization. As leaders it is our job to…”

Leadership Lessons From The Tortoise and The Hare

“The Tortoise and The Hare, one of Aesop’s Fables, is a well known story about a race of two unequal partners. The moral of the original story has been interpreted a myriad of ways over the centuries, adapted throughout time to reflect society’s changing values.”

Two Fundamental Goals of A Right-Thinking Leader

In my endless pursuit of searching for what is and is NOT a biblical practice of leadership, I’ve come to realize that all “best practices” and researched or tested leadership principles can be founded and related to an example of prime leadership skills found in the Bible.

Through Our Reflections We Become Ourselves

By: Aaron S. Marvel  (PhD – 2018) We learn and are shaped by our reflections.  For this reason, I wish to share with you some of mine.   When I think about my three years as a leader in education administration and reflect on the things I did well and the things I truly regret,…

What’s YOUR calling?

Remember back to the days when everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you “grew up?”….