These are notes/quotes in my notebook on which I will ACT (Act on, Contemplate, Teach). These notes come from conversations with other people and murmurs within my head throughout the day. Jocko Willink's "Laws of Combat": 1) Cover and move, 2) Keep it simple, 3) Prioritize and execute, … Continue reading From My Notebook (17 February – 20 March 2020)
This morning I walked with a couple of my girls (we were too tired to run). While we were walking we had a great conversation about doing difficult things. I was able to string together some great, and funny, pieces of advice I've heard from others. It went like this... If you eat a frog, … Continue reading Eating Frogs and Turds
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
I am a busy guy. I'd bet a dollar you're busy too. I'm a husband to one lady and a dad to six ladies! I am a full time pastor and a part-time personal trainer. There are always things to do, and I make a valiant effort to get them done. What I have learned … Continue reading How to spend time with your kids
Yesterday at Church180 we started a new teaching series called, #worstparentever. If you missed it, you can watch/listen here. The whole point of this teaching series is to encourage parents and to share information that we are finding to be helpful! The first lesson in this series was this... The better you are the better … Continue reading #worstparentever – take care of you
In our home we have three guinea pigs (in addition to an English Mastiff, a bearded dragon, a bunch of fish, and almost as many kids). Guinea pigs make great pets... especially if you have a lot of kids who all want a pet! They are small, fairly clean, and relatively low maintenance. They are … Continue reading How to clean a guinea pig
Today, I learned a new phrase. It's a concept that I'm familiar with... you probably are too, but it's new phrase, and I like it. The Circle of Five. I'm currently reading Darren Hardy's book, The Compound Effect. In it he talks about the people you spend the most time with and the tremendously formative … Continue reading Who’s in your circle of five?
Yesterday was Father's Day! That's a special day at Church180! At our church we focus on creating an environment where men would be comfortable coming... even if their lady didn't come! We believe that the best gift we can give to a lady is a man who honors and loves God and knows how to … Continue reading Weekend Review (6/21/15) – Little things that make great dads!
I've been doing a lot of thinking in preparation for turning 40! One of the things I've been giving considerable thought to is the idea of mental strength. I give a lot of energy and thought to the development of physical strength. Research shows that the brain is much like a muscle... it can develop … Continue reading The top five thoughts this week (week 1 of June 2015)
Many times I've said something like this to myself... "I'm going to change ." Or, "I'll never do again." Or, "I'm going to … Continue reading HOW to make a change in your life