From The Director

Leadership Lessons

We all want to be part of a successful team. But I have found that more often than not, creating a successful team takes a lot of work, and with that work comes a lot of teachable moments.

A Good Steward

Over the last couple of years, I have been learning a lot about how to better blend the responsibilities of work and home. In addition to this, I have recently been learning of the need to blend the responsibilities of work and home to also include friendships and relationships. This is something new for me because I was always focused on either work or home. But a complete life is not just honoring…

Emotional Quicksand

We all have gifts and abilities, but with every gift and ability come areas of vulnerability and weakness. While it is easy for me to celebrate my gifts and demonstrate my abilities, accepting my vulnerabilities and acknowledging my weaknesses can be a little more difficult. However, as I've grown older and hopefully wiser, I am becoming more comfortable with dealing with the areas of my life that…

The Heartbeat

For many years while in ministry, I was focused on devoting all of my energy, all of my talents, and all of my gifts into creating a good work structure and sound policies and guidelines. But over the last 10 years, I have come to see that structure and policies are not enough for spiritual breakthrough. One day not too long ago, I was praying and reflecting on my desire to see more breakthroughs…

An Inner Peace

These last few weeks have not gone as well as I would have liked. Situations arose that were out of my control and I felt helpless. Emotions and feelings entered my mind that made me quite discouraged. I am not sure if you have ever felt like that but I do from time to time. After about a week or so of feeling pretty helpless and discouraged, I spent an evening simply pouring out my heart to God…

Worthy of Praise

In my Bible I have highlighted Psalm 103:1-5. It says:

"Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like…

Why Pray?

Several months ago I was challenged by a particular verse in my daily Bible reading. The verse was Colossians 4:2 and it says:

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."

I wanted to look up another word for devote and two synonyms came up: strong love and loyalty. The reason this verse challenged me is because loyalty is something I value from people I know,…

What Are You Committed To?

Ashley Madison - most of us are quite familiar with that name by now. It is a website that promised secrecy to those who were seeking an affair. However, as we recently found out, that promise of secrecy was shattered when a hacker released millions of account details. Reports also showed they had female members, many of whom were not active outside of the initial sign-up. This promise of secrecy…

His Invitation

I used to put so much pressure on myself when sharing about Him with others. Many thoughts would come to mind like, 'What will I say?' or 'How will I sound?' or 'Will the person I'm talking to think I'm weird?' You get the point, right? At some point I realized that I didn't really think like that or deal with that specific pressure anymore. As I thought about it, I remembered a time when I was…

A Big Wheel

I meet a lot of people who are interested in The MST Project. We meet, we share good meals and then I am usually asked to share about the history of how we started. Before I begin to share, I like to ask people what they think of the ministry. Invariably they will say our purpose is to "eliminate the demand", "bring justice to the oppressor", "remind men of the harms of pornography", "to share about…

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