What do Exploring Antarctica and Succeeding in Life Have in Common?

On one of his expeditions to Antarctica, famed explorer Ernest Shakleton aptly named his ship the Endurance.  At that point, the southern most continent was an unexplored polar desert, thought by many to be unexplorable due to the harsh conditions.  It was one of the last great undiscovered and uncharted places on earth. Shackleton knew … Continue reading What do Exploring Antarctica and Succeeding in Life Have in Common?

If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!

Do you ever feel like you are talking, but the other person just isn't listening?  They are looking at you and nodding their head... but as soon as you finish, they interject with their perspective, story or thoughts that seem to be disconnected from what you were just talking about? Are you ever the person, patiently … Continue reading If You Are a Great Listener… I Need Your Help!

A Biblical Response to Social Tension!

When you turn on the television, open a newspaper or surf any news provider’s website these days, it will not be long before you come face to face with the fact that our society is currently wrestling with a wide range of really challenging issues. Racial and ethnic tensions abound across our nation. Bitterness, animosity … Continue reading A Biblical Response to Social Tension!

The Man Who Taught Me… That Only 2 Things Matter!

A few days ago, heaven celebrated the arrival of my grandfather... and we said goodbye. I initially posted some of these thoughts on Instagram, but wanted to also put here with a few expanded thoughts My grampa was the most impressive man I have ever known. He truly lived like Jesus. His love for others was relentless … Continue reading The Man Who Taught Me… That Only 2 Things Matter!

One Simple Tip to Prevent Infection in Life

A few days after Christmas, my wife Jenny and I found ourselves sitting in the doctor's office wondering if she would need surgery. On Christmas morning while slicing a sweet potato the cutting board slipped and the blade sliced a deep gash in her right wrist.  The blade cut off several layers of skin and even a portion … Continue reading One Simple Tip to Prevent Infection in Life

Stand Out From the Crowd – Part 1: 4 Choices You Can Make

In a world with over 7 Billion people, how can you stand out? You have dreams. You have ideas for how to make the world a better place. You want to make significant contributions to our society and our world. That is how you are wired. So, how can you stand out in the crowd? … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd – Part 1: 4 Choices You Can Make