Humility

Lesson #10: Humility is essential

Lesson #10: Humility is essential

I was recently asked “Wayne, after 40 years of ministry, what do you think is the greatest spiritual leadership principle?” My answer applies to all of life as well as leadership, and is not original with me, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”...
Becoming less

Becoming less

“He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30). As I was pondering the above statement from John the Baptist, it brought back a memory of a day when God used one of my sons to humble me just a bit and remind me of who is important and who isn’t. I was...
Words matter

Words matter

In this New Year, how will you measure your words so they have the greatest benefit? Someone suggested six very important words: “I admit I made a mistake.” That can be hard to say. We all know we’re human and when we catch our own mistake, we would...
​From deity to dust

​From deity to dust

It is almost unheard of for anyone who has been a somebody to become a nobody. For example, how ridiculous and insane it would be for Donald Trump to voluntarily surrender all the glitz, glamour and glory—all the presidential power and prestige—that is his to become a...
Easter joy

Easter joy

A political contender was recently asked a couple of important questions: who he consults with when it comes to running the country and seeking advice on foreign policy. His answer made me roll my eyes and shake my head, wondering why so many people seem to think he...
I was the one

I was the one

A long-term Wesleyan missionary serving in a restricted access country humbly shares some of his own heart-struggles as he comes to grip with leading while dying to self. One of our indigenous medical residents is preparing for future missionary service in another...