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!

Stand Out From the Crowd: Tip 8 – Identify Your Band of Brothers

The television mini-series Band of Brothers, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, recounts the true and heroic story of a group of soldiers during World War II. Against all odds, these men, like so many others in times of war, bonded in a way that knit their lives together with as strongly as family. … Continue reading Stand Out From the Crowd: Tip 8 – Identify Your Band of Brothers

The Armor of God – Hope is Here Study (DAY 15)

Today is the last day of our of our Hope is Here Bible study through the book of Ephesians.  This study was originally developed for my church, The Father’s House, as a compliment to the Hope is Here message series this August. We wrap up our study with a post from Denis Johnson. Check out http://www.tfhny.org for message videos and … Continue reading The Armor of God – Hope is Here Study (DAY 15)

Loving Like Jesus – Hope is Here Study (Day 13)

Welcome back to our Hope is Here Bible study.  This study of Ephesians was originally developed for my church, The Father’s House, as a compliment to the Hope is Here message series this August.  Check out http://www.tfhny.org for message videos and more information. Day 13 – Loving Like Jesus One of the most popular verses in the entire Bible is 1 John … Continue reading Loving Like Jesus – Hope is Here Study (Day 13)