Prodigious Learner

My top strength according to StrengthsFinder is Learner. I knew it. I love learning. Years ago, there was an orange juice commercial with the tagline, A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine. That’s how I feel about learning. Learning something new...

48-Hour Life Plan

Remember when you were a kid and people asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Now you’re an adult, and there are days you still wonder about that, right? You don’t want anyone to tell you what to do, because, you know, there’s still a little kid running...

Living From Your LifeCore

“Everything rises and falls on leadership. You, as the leader, the point person, the CEO, the Big Guy, the Big Dog — however you prefer to think of yourself — you and you alone can provide the inspirational leadership your church requires to move to the...

Experience Is Not the Best Teacher

During a presentation a few years ago, I mentioned I had to relearn some lessons along the way. One of the participants came up to me afterward and asked, “If you had to relearn a lesson, did you really learn it in the first place?” Smartwad. Have you ever learned the...

Born to Run

“The problem with aging,” my doctor said, “is you never know you are over the hill until you arrive.” Then he added insult to injury. “You’ve arrived.” These words of wisdom came from the orthopedist who performed my shoulder surgery a few years ago. Now my knee...

Unexpected Grace

I experienced Grace recently. Like you, I experience grace daily. However, this instance was a bit unexpected. My bride and I went to the pharmacy to pick up her prescription. We had met our insurance deductible for the year and the cost of the medication was...