The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

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!

1 Simple Way to Make Life Better: Give a Little Sunshine

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

One Grip Higher: Stop Looking for Great Friendships

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

Which Story are You?

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