It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre. My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular. I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!
Christmas holds the most incredible truth. The truth that God wants to be with us. He wants to be with you. Matthew begins his account of the life of Jesus by recalling words prophesied about Jesus hundreds of years before His birth. Quoting the prophet Isaiah we read, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, … Continue reading One Word Changed Everything!
A few days ago, after a long day at work, I found my daughter Emma, vigorously coloring at our kitchen table. The paper she had cut out for this project was only about one inch across. She was drawing a picture of the sun, that filled every bit of the tiny square of paper. Normally, Emma's artistic expressions are expansive, filling … Continue reading 1 Simple Way to Make Life Better: Give a Little Sunshine
A few days ago, I woke to the peaceful silence of an early morning in the Adirondack mountains in northern New York State. We were on one of our frequent family getaways to this wonderful wilderness just a few hours from our home. I have long found a certain freedom and clarity in the mountains. As Charles … Continue reading When God Speaks: Toddlers and Adirondack Fog!
Greatness is in you! If you balk at that statement, you might have fallen prey to a cultural brainwashing that has subtly overtaken us. Our world seems to have a fascination with people who have uncommon skills, abilities and talents. We practically worship people who achieve elite status in the narrowest of niches. Athletes with uncommon … Continue reading Greatness is in You!
Reflecting on these seven questions from @WayneHulley is well worth the time: 1. Do I want to be right or kind? 2. Will it matter a year from now? 100 years from now? 3. If I had an extra hour a day what would I do with it? (Well, get up an hour earlier then!) … Continue reading Seven Grips Higher: Seven Questions for Reflection
If you want to get One Grip Higher, stop trying to find great friends! Yes, you read that correctly... I said stop looking for great friends. Recently I had the incredible opportunity to speak at my church, The Father's House, about friendship to 100 teenagers. My main point was this: If you want great friends... … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Stop Looking for Great Friendships
There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story minds. Two-story minds compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of a fact collector as well as their own. Three-story minds idealize, imagine, predict - their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight! ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes