A Perspective on Leadership During A Crisis

A Perspective on Leadership During A Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis continues to create disruption on many fronts around the world. In fact, the number of cases are spiking in 35 states as I write this article. As leaders we have been challenged to find a better way to lead during a crisis. It is hard to think...
Give Us Hope

Give Us Hope

Words from the past that ring true today: LAMENT, LISTENING & PRAYER When darkness invades our world, give us light. When despair numbs our souls, give us hope. When we stumble and fall, lift us up. When doubts assail us, give us faith. When nothing seems sure,...
How Will In-Person Meetings Begin To Look?

How Will In-Person Meetings Begin To Look?

The timing will be different for everyone, but at some point we will begin inching back into “In-Person” meetings.  In keeping with our role as stewards of God’s gifts, we will need to promote safety, good health, and wellness for all God’s...
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

Here at The James Company, as we continue to ride out the pandemic, we reflect on those steadfast values that guide our work.  Enthusiasm is one of those values. I love the source of the word Enthusiasm.  It traces back to the Greek word entheos …”divinely...
Urgent Appeals in the Time of Pandemic

Urgent Appeals in the Time of Pandemic

The question of whether or not to try and raise money in this time of a pandemic and economic uncertainty is one that does not have a simple answer. It really depends on what you are raising money for, and asking for money at the right time and in the right way is...
RADICAL AMAZEMENT

RADICAL AMAZEMENT

How is everyone doing?  Here at The James Company, as we manage the best we can amidst this pandemic,  we find ourselves reflecting on those values that are important to us.  Radical Amazement is one of those values.  We take to heart the wisdom of living every day...
Tomorrow

Tomorrow

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here. It’ll be, better than before. Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.” These words from Fleetwood Mac’s song encourage us to let go of yesterday and...
Relationships:  Virtual vs. IRL

Relationships:  Virtual vs. IRL

With the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves using technology to connect with people virtually, rather than IRL (in real life). Many of us who are working from home are spending hours on video calls. Church members are reaching out to one another to make sure people...
Appreciation

Appreciation

Fred Rogers is quoted as saying… “I believe that appreciation is a holy thing – that when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we’re doing what God does all the time.  So in loving and appreciating our...