Developing Resilience #3

May 28, 2024

Previously I wrote about Being Calm and Being Confident as building blocks for resilient leadership. The third block of this resilient foundation is to Be Connected. Let’s take a look at what it means to … Read more

Developing Resilience #2

February 29, 2024

Be Confident. The first in this four-part series on leadership resilience focused on Being Calm. Being calm doesn’t mean being passive or non emotional. It is based on the reality that God is in control. … Read more

Developing Resilience #1

February 1, 2024

As I’ve talked to hundreds of leaders in recent years, one of the common words used to describe their emotional state is “exhausted”. Leading has never been easy, because you are fighting the gravitational pull … Read more

“He’s only mostly dead”

January 24, 2024

As Billy Crystal’s character Miracle Max said in “The Princess Bride”, “there’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead…Mostly dead is slightly alive.” Like the “slightly alive” farm boy Westley, this site has … Read more

More on courage and fear

December 31, 2019

For the past few months I’ve been reflecting on the statement in 2 Timothy 1:7 – “for God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (NASV) God … Read more

Fear and Courage

January 13, 2019

No one wants to be afraid.  Fear can be paralyzing.  But it can also help to activate us toward courage and faith, if we identify it and bring it before the Lord.  Often in Scripture … Read more

The Power of Imagination

September 26, 2018

When I was a child I dreamed of being many things, usually connected to what I was watching on TV.  During the Olympics I began to dream of being an Olympic diver.  Becoming an astronaut … Read more

Try harder and feeling worse?

September 17, 2018

My buddy Sam and I still laugh 20 years later about a certain college basketball coach who, when interviewed about his team’s play, always seemed to respond along one line: “The boys just need to … Read more

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2018

I was  in Budapest, Hungary for the last day of a conference for one year “STINTers” with Cru, about to depart for their assignments for places throughout Europe.   I had just returned from a last minute shopping … Read more

Great coffee news for coffee lovers

September 10, 2018

  I keep reading about the positive effects of coffee.   For some reason, Inc. mag puts in a coffee article every couple of months.  Should be about time for another. Of course, its always great … Read more