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[…]

Why Leaders Should Go To Church

Ok, most everyone who knows me knows I am a pastor and expect me to say this.  But before I was a pastor or “had” to go to church, I went.  I am a public fan of church.  I know[…]

Secret to Success-10 ways to be generous

Ever wondered what sets those who seem to be successful in their lives apart from those who are not as successful? You know the ones who seem to turn what ever they touch into the best product, the best idea,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Founding Fathers, Firecrackers, and a Four year old

Freedom isn’t Permanent On July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, two of the founding fathers died just hours of each other, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson the second and third presidents of the[…]

3 Don’ts for a Guilt Free Vacation

It’s Summer time again and that means road trips and vacations.  Check out this repost to make them the best ever!!! It’s vacation season and there is nothing better than packing up the mini-van and kids and heading out on[…]