Re-thinking “entitlement” thinking

There's a huge conversation taking place these days revolving around the idea of "entitlement." I'm sure that if we sat down and had this conversation, there would be a divergence of views on this subject... see I have liberal and conservative friends (imagine that) who are all over the place on this topic. HOWEVER, this … Continue reading Re-thinking “entitlement” thinking

4 Insights on Self-Discipline (re-post)

Neil Bascomb wrote a book called The Perfect Mile in which he tells the story of Roger Bannister, John Landy, and Wes Santee, three men who committed themselves to run the mile in less than four minutes. He writes: “All three runners endured thousands of hours of training to shape their bodies and minds. They ran more … Continue reading 4 Insights on Self-Discipline (re-post)

There is no shortcut but there is a path

I read those words from Steven Covey's book "First Things First" and they arrested my mind for the rest of the day. Think about it... we all want to see change of some sort in our lives... and most of us want to see it quickly... if not immediately. You know there is a way … Continue reading There is no shortcut but there is a path

How to enjoy “yes”

One of the things I've been thinking about recently is the importance and timing of these two little giant words: "yes" and "no." I'm coming to realize this... you will enjoy your "yes" so much more if you are free and willing to say "no" more frequently. For instance: I can say "yes" and enjoy paying cash for … Continue reading How to enjoy “yes”

Physical Friday – an added benefit of going to the gym (and it’s not what you think)

I'm a big fan of going to the gym and working out. I have personally experienced the physical, spiritual, and emotional value of pushing my body hard and am convinced that everyone can benefit from working out. While you will certainly benefit physically from getting into the gym, I am persuaded that this is not … Continue reading Physical Friday – an added benefit of going to the gym (and it’s not what you think)

People will make fun… who cares?

This morning, while I was packing lunch for "The Ladies", I had a conversation with one of my girls. It went something like this... Her: "A boy at school is picking on me about the food I eat." (Our family is on a gluten free diet and we eat minimal junk food, so the content of "The … Continue reading People will make fun… who cares?

Here’s why you should read Proverbs

Most months I read through the Bible book of Proverbs. Sometimes I will just read through it. Other times I will read through looking for and noting specific themes (e.g. money). Here's a link to many things I've found in Proverbs that have been insightful. Because there are 31 chapter in Proverbs it is fairly … Continue reading Here’s why you should read Proverbs

If I were you (what Seth Godin can teach the church/Christians)

A few days ago Seth Godin blogged another gem. I want to post his blog and add some comments that will be relevant to a church environment. My comments will be the bullet points. (Oh, and I've also bolded some of the  "stick out" lines in his blog post) "If I were you..." But of course, you're … Continue reading If I were you (what Seth Godin can teach the church/Christians)