About 3-4 times a week I lace up my trail shoes and an head out for a run in one of the parks around my house. I don't love running, but I know staying fit and healthy makes me a better in other areas of live. I'm not training for a marathon or anything. I … Continue reading The 1 Thing You Can Do to Become Elite!
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?
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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)
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)