Rummaging through an old musty stack of well worn books, my eye was for some reason drawn to a tattered green volume, that looks as though it had been passed over by a hundred previous hands. I picked it up and flipping though the aged pages felt a surge of anticipation flow through me. A … Continue reading How to Find Wisdom… from Anton Checkov and a “Grim, Drunken Face”
Authentic generosity never disappoints! It is counter intuitive, but true! When we give... we have less, but always feel like we have more. Why is this? God is the ultimate example of generosity. Everything we have, has been given to us by our extravagantly generous God. Our breath, our life, our salvation, our relationships and … Continue reading 4 Things to Do Right Now to Guarantee a Great Life!
Over the past few weeks I have notice a pattern, that left unchecked, will impose devastating limitations to reaching my full potential. It is a pattern everyone can easily fall into. It seems to happen without even us even realizing it. When it is pointed out in our lives, we often come up with excuses, … Continue reading The 30 Second Heart Check… it will save your life!
We seem to be relentlessly in pursuit of increased efficiency and efficacy in all areas of life and work. We hire personal coaches to help us exercise, scour blogs for better ways to solve problems and hire consultants who claim to offer surefire fixes to complex problems. We love book summaries that help us accelerate … Continue reading We Don’t Need Better Methods… We Need Stronger People!
Divisive political ideology, racial discrimination and theological dogma seem to be tearing us apart more and more each day. Contemporary discourse continually pits religious, political, social and racial factions in opposition to one another. Our nation was founded on the incredibly radical notion of freedom and equality for all, and yet the controversies of our time seem to move us further from the ideals upon which we were established. Consider the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence...
God uniquely designed you to truly love your life! My question is.. do you" Bookstores and blogs fill our world with quick fix promises for a better life. But none can offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Everyone I know WANTS to love life! But most people seem to find the notion all to elusive! Perhaps this … Continue reading How to Create a Life You Love… 100% Guaranteed!
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!
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Our choice of what we read, and by default what we do not read, is one of the most significant factors in determining the person we become. If we are strategic in … Continue reading Become a “Well Read” Person
Have you ever felt the terror of arriving at a party, a new job, or a social event and wondering if you will know what to say and who to talk to first? You aren't alone! But it doesn't have to day that way. Learning to have great conversations, like any other skill, can be developed. Consider … Continue reading 10 Ideas for Cultivating Great Conversations
If a plant stops growing, it is dying. For a plant to continue to grow it needs a regular diet of sunshine, water, and nutrients from the soil. Remove any of these essential resources, and the plant will begin to die! If you and I stop growing we are dying. Not sure about you, but I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Growing