Don’t Let Passion be an Excuse for Staying Stuck

We all want to work in the areas of our passion. consultants and coaches abound with insights and techniques to help you “discover your passion,” “live your passion,” “have more passion.” It’s appealing to think that you can spend your days working on all the things that feed your soul and energize you emotionally. Listen, I’m a[…]

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Here’s the kind of double vision you need to have

I wear glasses – well I should say I HAVE glasses. I don’t wear them all that often. My lenses correct for two different things, reading up close and seeing things clearly at a distance.  When it comes to interacting with people, let me suggest there are two different views, two different perspectives we need to have. We need[…]

Why You’re More Prepared for a New Decade Then You Realize

My wife and I had the joy of spending Christmas in Atlanta with our oldest son David and his very pregnant wife Jeanna, along with our two other sons, their wives, and our three grandkids.  We had a glorious, sometimes chaotic time together. It was awesome! David and JeJe (that’s what we affectionally call her), have a beautifully restored home built in 1930. One of[…]

How you respond makes all the difference…

I spent time recently with a dear friend who is struggling with cancer…she’s been in this fight for seven years. Whenever we are confronted with real human trauma, it reminds us just how fragile life is. We get so easily wrapped around the axle over things that really don’t matter. Just this morning I was[…]

Why Not Sharing Everything You Know is a Good Thing

Some time ago I was invited to lead a workshop for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. It was an honor. During one of the sessions I heard one of the speakers, Ron Hutchcraft, make a statement that stopped me in my tracks. He said, “Everybody creates programs to tell us how to evangelize others. The[…]