do you have the right focus?

Do you have the right focus? This is a question I struggle with, as so often, when my focus is off, it can lead me down paths that are not helpful. Basically it comes down to is our focus on what we have or what we don't have? A focus on ourselves and what we … Continue reading do you have the right focus?

an attitude of . . . dependency

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year and has been since I was a little boy. When I was small, Thanksgiving meant seeing grandparents, my parents were off of work and we could enjoy being with them, my mother cooked our favorite foods, and we played in the yard and in the … Continue reading an attitude of . . . dependency

where is your focus?

Good morning! Angela (my wife) and I were talking this weekend about contentment and we realized that it is much about your focus. It seems you have two basic choices - to focus on what you don't have or to focus on what you do have. The problem is that it is actually hard to … Continue reading where is your focus?

Stop and Look Back

It's Friday! This may seem funny to you, but I get excited about Friday because that means that tomorrow morning Angela and I will go on our Saturday breakfast date. We have been doing this for almost ten years now and it my favorite time of the week. Recently I was talking to a leader that is … Continue reading Stop and Look Back

Lead with Gratitude

Good morning! This is the time when, as a nation, we stop for a day to give thanks to The Lord for what He had done for our nation and our families. We have been wonderfully blessed and so often we take that for granted. While we are taking a day for thanksgiving, we actually … Continue reading Lead with Gratitude

Celebration Expresses a Grateful Heart

Looking forward to a treat in just a little bit - I am meeting with a good friend of mine for breakfast to celebrate his birthday.  It is a privilege and joy to celebrate with him on his birthday.  This man has impacted so many people over the years and has been instrumental in the … Continue reading Celebration Expresses a Grateful Heart

Are You Saying Thank You to the Right People?

Thank You!  Powerful words that express a grateful heart and that bless other people.  Yet, we seem to be a little stingy with their use.  That is sad and I know I personally am quite guilty of not thanking others.  My problem is pride, for some reason I sometimes actually believe that I am deserving of what … Continue reading Are You Saying Thank You to the Right People?

Take Nothing For Granted

Good morning - for many of us it is the first morning back to work in this new year.  I hope you had time to reconnect with those dear to you over the past couple of weeks.  For those in ministry, especially pastors, this is not usually a break, but a much more intense time … Continue reading Take Nothing For Granted