When Your Values Are Clear, Your Choices Are Easy

“When your values are clear, your choices are easy.” – Thad Allen When our values are really clear, the choices become more limited. A simple example might be our value to be honest. Because we value honesty, we don’t make … Continued

Three Negative Messages You Send When You’re Late

How is it that some people are never late and others always are? How can an issue always arise that creates the conditions for being late? There may a few good reasons, but overall, the leader sends some certain messages … Continued

Quotes For Kids & Students

When I was younger, I heard the Mark Twain quote: “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” It stuck with me. It was inspiring. I don’t … Continued

Four Things Gentleness Does

I lived with my grandma during a college internship. She let me borrow her car when mine was in the shop. I returned home that evening and thought I would scare her a bit. I joked, “Your car really shakes … Continued

Clutter Congests! Clear It.

Clutter will congest the opportunity to fully enjoy life. As someone who naturally keeps too much stuff, I’m speaking from experience. During a couple decades of marriage, I’ve watched my wife naturally keep things simple, leaving me with a small … Continued

Father’s Day

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Here’s a call and reminder for Father’s this weekend: Run To Jesus I recently caught a bit of a sermon online about the official who traveled to Jesus to see if he could heal his son (John 4). His young … Continued

Why You Should Read To Your Kids

I remember reading when I was a child. I remember my mom reading to me and my brothers. I remember my dad reading Dr. Seuss Books with funny expressions, mostly reading the crazy phrases really quickly. I have vivid memories … Continued

Are You Acknowledging Your People Or Just Recognizing Them?

In her book, Grateful Leadership, Judith Umlas contends that next to survival, acknowledgment is the greatest human need. Leaders live with broad vision in general. But on a daily basis, this must translate to acknowledging those who are part of … Continued

Contagious Behaviors

It’s been said that you are the sum of the five people closest to you. It’s the reason we so desperately want our kids to choose their friends wisely. We’ve all seen the dramatic effects of teenagers getting in with … Continued

A Daughter Needs A Dad

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It’s fun raising two daughters. I’m learning more and more but will never learn it all! Sometimes they try and team up against me, which is hilarious. And most of the time they say the cutest and sweetest things. While … Continued