The Art of Skilled Communication and Discernment….. Last week I met a bully. He spent weeks accusing me of lack of integrity and character and threatening to sue me numerous times. At 54 years of age, I’ve had vast business experience. I’ve managed millions of dollars in budgets, overseeing people and properties and meeting the… Continue reading Last week I met a bully……
Serving Others…. Are you a door or a doormat? The truth is, it made me mad. Here I was in church, looking to be encouraged by the sermon. As the worship ended, our pastor stood up and made a statement I’ll never forget. You could have heard a pin drop in the huge auditorium. “Do… Continue reading Are you a door or a door mat?
To the man I run by frequently in my neighborhood. You are outside with your kids, fun! They are running and playing and having a blast! From time to time they say, "look daddy" and you glance over and smile. Then you look back down, at your phone. To the man sitting next to me… Continue reading Phones!? Making memories in the moments!
Happy 2020! Happy New Year! There is nothing like a fresh start! The New Year offers a chance to establish goals, resurrect dreams, and bring new habits to life. While many will be listing Resolutions, how about focusing on ‘revelations.’ A resolution means “a firm decision to do or not do something.” Revelation means… Continue reading 3 ways to make New Years Resolutions that last….
Today my word is filled. It comes from the promises of Ephesians 1. If I lose sight of my goals for today, I'll recall that I'm filled to the measure of the fullness of God. It's an easy word that brings me back to my "goals" for today. Words are simple. Just pick one and… Continue reading If words have power, then put them to work!
The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I'd not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The "black cloud" of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I… Continue reading When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”
Eleven times! Thus far this YEAR! That is the actual amount of times I went to the YMCA near my neighborhood. My goal was 3 times a week starting in January. That makes me hundreds short of my goal. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea I was that far off.… Continue reading Epic fail….boy did I ever miss my target!
] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. "OK everyone, let's keep the main thing the main thing." Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and… Continue reading Distractions can be dangerous….
Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of… Continue reading Is God “good?” One question at a time….