The Key to Fixing Big Problems? – Think Small

This morning I read an email from a friend who is understandably concerned about the racial, political, social, and moral unrest and issues that divide us. Like so many of us, he has been watching various YouTube videos which present some aspect of the problem but offer little or no solutions. His email ended with, “So what are we[…]

6 Tips For Finding A Built-In Audience For Your Book

Before penning out your first draft, you should have a specific goal that you want to achieve through your writing. It could spread awareness on social issues like the negative impact of drugs, ADD medicine, or abuse of other addictive substances like alcohol and tobacco, etc. Firstly, determine whom you’re writing the message for and how[…]

Don’t think just outside the box – build one!

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Think outside the box.” It’s a great statement…a challenge really, to expand your thinking, to consider new options, new possibilities, new ways to approach a problem or opportunity. But there is a massive difference between a person who can think outside the box and one who can build a new box. New ideas, even good ones,[…]

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The importance of your foundation and structure

When an earthquake hits, a building’s ability to stand, to survive the shaking, comes down to two key things: how strong is the foundation and how supported is the internal structure. If the foundation is deep, built on solid rock and not sand, that’s a good start. But engineers know that the supporting structure, the strength of the internal beams or[…]

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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[…]

I Think We’ve Got It Backwards

How often do you dive into your day, your week, your month, full-steam-ahead and then work to fit in some necessary downtime to recharge your emotional, intellectual and physical batteries? It’s the American way right? Work hard and recharge – rinse and repeat!  But recently I heard a sermon that got me thinking perhaps we[…]