The Journey with Ron Moore

Recently I used a story from Philip Yancey’s book, What’s So Amazing About Grace, in a sermon. The story was told by a pastor who had a prostitute come to him for help. She had been “renting out” her two-year-old daughter in order to support her drug habit. In the… Continue Reading…

First, prayer is communication with God. So prayer is much more than requests. It is talking to God as we would an intimate friend. It is sharing our life with Him–fears, frustrations, joys, sorrows, and, yes, our requests. Second, some turn prayer into a formulaic ritual. I thought of this… Continue Reading…

Two men decided to build a house. Both dreamed of a room where their family would meet and watch movies, eat popcorn, play games, and have real family conversations in front of a blazing fire. With their wives they planned the kitchen—counter space, storage space, proximity of the sink and… Continue Reading…

When my family moved to Pittsburgh in 1989, one of the first men I met was Al.  Although twenty-five years my elder, we became friends. When our church went through a rocky time, Al and I became even closer commiserating over coffee at McDonald’s. Al had owned a construction company,… Continue Reading…

The most important thing about parenting has nothing to do with parenting. The primary component of raising our kids is how Mom and Dad love and respect each other. The husband and wife’s relationship is key to allowing a child to mature with security and provides a solid platform to… Continue Reading…

If you are alive, sooner or later, you will run into the buzz saw of conflict. Some people visit the land of conflict occasionally. Others seem to make the land of conflict their permanent residence. Let’s begin with a biblical foundation. What does the Bible say about conflict? My sinful… Continue Reading…

The right thing to do is always to do the right thing. Obedience is always the path to take. The road of obedience always leads to the desired destination. But…let’s face it…obedience is hard. Even Jesus learned obedience “from what he suffered” (Hebrews 5:7-8). I have listed below several life… Continue Reading…

In their book, Leaders: The Strategies of Taking Charge, Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus explain this important principle as “empowerment.” [Leaders] empower others to translate intention into reality and sustain it. This does not mean that leaders must relinquish power, or that followers must continually challenge authority. It does mean… Continue Reading…

Leaders know that delegation is essential to the development of their team and organization. Leaders know that empowering the right person to accomplish a significant task with the appropriate direction, support, and accountability allows for real and lasting impact. Leaders know that no one person has all the needed gifts… Continue Reading…

Delegation is a leadership must. It provides empowerment and ownership to those on our team. Delegation is not passing off unwanted chores.  Rather, it takes place when a leader empowers the right person to accomplish a significant task with the appropriate direction, support, and accountability. Here are seven benefits to… Continue Reading…