Every couple of years, my family engages in two week of binge watching the Olympic Games. For months we countdown the days to the Opening Ceremony. We clear our calendar in order to spend time watching sports to which we pay no attention in the intervening years. We buy patriotic apparel, glow sticks and flags … Continue reading A Tale of Two Olympians: Why Counterfactual Thinking Will Change Your Life!
As we turn the page on 2017 and enter into the first day of 2018, we would be well to imprint Jesus’ final words onto our hearts and minds. As he left this earth and charged us to fulfill his mission, he knew there would be really difficult challenges in store. And so he leaves … Continue reading 3 Promises to Hold Unto in the New Year!
As we wrap up 2017 and prepare for 2018, we can't help but ponder how we would like to change or improve in the coming year. We typically codify these aspirations into trite New Year’s Resolutions, most of which are seldom kept.As we begin to consider what we will focus our lives on in the … Continue reading I’m Reorienting New Year’s Resolutions… Will You Join Me?
Each year we look forward to this day with baited breath and intense anticipation. Hopefully you day was filled with fantastic memories, festive fun and great family moments. However, sometimes in spite of all the build up, Christmas Day can pass far to quickly. We can all remember the agony of waiting for the arrival … Continue reading Merry Christmas: Finding Peace in the Busyness of of the Season
Have you ever felt like you were all alone? Be honest... Sometimes it seems like no one is paying attention. In our most honest and vulnerable moments, I believe we all feel this way. This is perhaps one of Satan's most devastating lies. Over and over in the Bible we see the pattern of people feeling … Continue reading 4 Ways God Is Active in Your Life Right Now!
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!
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!