5 Ways to Make your Marriage Matter During the Holidays

Before Vicki and I were married we started a tradition that we have kept for the past 35 years–a Christmas date.  It was usually Christmas light looking and going to a very fancy restaurant and order dessert and coffee (we were[…]

Gratitude is not seasonal

  Gratitude is not seasonal, Gratitude is foundational. I love this time of year.  It is a good time to recalibrate, refocus, and renew our mind, body and spirit around the incredible blessings of life, friendship, faith, and family.  This[…]

2 Ingredients for Relevant Leaders

We are watching a world that is breaking apart before our eyes.  This past summer has been one of the most violent.  Governments are toppling, radicalism seems to be the way, and everyone wants their way and to protect their[…]

The Terrain Determines your Focus

When I run in enjoy running on different terrains.  In my neighborhood there are streets, sidewalks, running track, bike trails, gravel paths, and trails in the woods.  Each terrain causes me to run differently. The terrain determines my focus.  If[…]

Power of Patience–3 Factors of Patience

I love to see things grow. When I was a kid my mom and dad always had a very large garden. Both my grandparents had gardens. I have always been around growing things. One of the most difficult things for[…]

You Have a Message-10 ways to find it!!!

If we’re going to say anything at all in life, or be anything at all in life, we have to believe we have something to say. You see, I think everyone has something to say that will or could change[…]

I Just Can’t Wait To Be King!!!

I just finished listening to Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast. I highly recommend you subscribe and listen to it consistently. In his latest podcast he talked about the dangers of autonomy. As soon as he started I remembered a scene from[…]

Power of Presence

It was about 7:30am on an amazingly beautiful spring day. My wife was laying on table in an operating room.  Our third child was coming and due to complication with our first, Vicki (my wife) had to have a C-section.[…]

3 habits that will cripple your leadership

The need for fully healthy and strong leaders seems to be increasing. The reason is too many leaders are crippled by their habits. Leaders by nature deeply want to help people, that’s why they are leaders. Yet we get into[…]

Don’t Let Memories Steal Reality-5 Ways to Keep Memories-Memories

The other day we went by our first apartment we lived in 30 years ago. My heart sank when I saw the dilapidated old house. It was run down and probably needs to be condemned and demolished. My memory of[…]