Stop worrying about your clothes

Right now I'm really busy. This weekend I will officiate at a wedding, preach a sermon, and then carry out my pastoral duties at a funeral... the funeral of a friend. This busy weekend comes right in the middle of a teaching series I am doing at church called, "Making Space." As I am preparing to … Continue reading Stop worrying about your clothes

The key to success – and anyone can do it

Yesterday I swung by Books-A-Million and picked up a couple of books! Lately I've been reading/thinking about this idea, "The important stuff requires daily attention." That's my simple way of saying what lots of really smart people have been saying for a long time. Anyhow, the book I picked up was Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret (The … Continue reading The key to success – and anyone can do it

How to “fit things in”

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a friend who is trying to figure out "How to fit it all in." That's something I'm fairly conversant with... fitting things in. Sherri (aka "The lovely and talented Mrs. Peterson) and I have this conversation regularly, and overall, we do a decent job of it. … Continue reading How to “fit things in”

What a husband who just lost his wife told me today…

This is Kelvin and Mary... Mary died last Thursday. This morning I ate breakfast with Kelvin. We talked mostly about Mary. Kelvin told me something that I need to tell you. He told me that I could. "Don't fight over the little things." That's what Kelvin said. So she forgot to pay a bill. Don't fight over … Continue reading What a husband who just lost his wife told me today…

Stop “playing small”

"Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you." Steven Pressfield Oh my! How liberating those two sentences are! It's okay to be good! It's okay to be REAL good! It's okay to be the best! No need for shame. No … Continue reading Stop “playing small”

2 meetings that will save your marriage

Recently some friends of ours got a divorce. "The Ladies" (i.e. our girls) were asking why. As I began to think through the dynamics that led to this divorce, and most divorces, I came to this conclusion... I think most, if not all, marriage problems could be addressed and resolved through two weekly meetings. Ready? Weekly … Continue reading 2 meetings that will save your marriage

14 years with one amazing lady

Today Sherri and I celebrate 14 years of marriage! I continue to be impressed with my bride. She is a strong leader with the gift of wisdom. She is patient and persistent. You'd be amazed at how she manages a house with six kids! She is "low maintenance." Never whining or complaining she always finds … Continue reading 14 years with one amazing lady