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Leadership Life

The Rhythm Of Life

At some point between birth and age 4, I became fascinated with playing the drums.  So, I used anything that would function as drumsticks, and banged on anything that would function as drums.  At first, the infatuation was simply the noise that I could create…and obviously, the hopes of one day becoming a rock star. […]

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Life

Touch Points

[sgmb id=”1″] There’s a buzz word (or concept) floating around the business world called TOUCH POINTS.  I’ve recently used this a few times in regards to personal touch points, as opposed to just the way corporate America uses this term.  The term is commonly used in reference to perhaps a sales rep contacting a potential […]

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Life

Just Say No

[sgmb id=”1″] One of my earliest memories regarding social/political things, would have to be the Just Say No drug awareness campaign in the early 80s.  Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, was the creator and a staunch supporter of this campaign, and it’s purpose was to inform kids of the various ways to say no, when propositioned […]

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Life

Just Win

[sgmb id=”1″] This picture nearly broke the internet when it posted, late on August 15.  It sparked a lot of controversy for the very fact that the winner did so, by throwing herself across the finish line, as opposed to the normally graceful style that the second place runner finished. While this is definitely an […]

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Life Personal Growth

Word Accountability

[sgmb id=”1″] Word Accountability Much of what I write about is usually inspired by my life, my current experiences, the interaction I have with other people, things I observe, and, oh by the way, what life, as a parent is teaching me!  Currently, one of the valuable lessons my wife and I are attempting to […]

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Administration Leadership Life

10 Things That Require Zero Talent (Part 1)

[sgmb id=1]   I recently came across this graphic, 10 Things That Require Zero Talent, and, well…let’s just say, it ministered to me!  I guess because at this particular time in my life, I have 13-year old twins…teenagers…wow!  I thought I would be prepared for this, I mean, after all, I was a student pastor for […]

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Life

But God – A Wedding Challenge

[sgmb id=1] I had the opportunity to share this wedding challenge to a young couple who were just married on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  It was an absolutely beautiful wedding, held in an opening in a wooded, forest type area.  The weather was perfect, the bride was perfect, the groom?  Ehhh…he’s okay.  ?  Actually, with […]

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Life

Diversify Your Friendship Portfolio

[sgmb id=1] I’ve got about 3 minutes to explain to you what the title, Diversify Your Friendship Portfolio means!  Ready!  Set!  Go! This sounds like it has more financial implications than anything, but hear me out.  Most financial advisors recommend investors to diversify their portfolios.  In other words, as my grandparents would say, “don’t place […]

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Life

Book Review: The Collapse of Parenting

I just wanted to share some highlights from a book review I read on NPR.com recently (the full article can be found here).  I’m especially passionate about parenting right now, at this stage of my life, because we are well beyond the halfway point of time that we’ll have our children in our home to […]

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Life

Compensatory Injuries

Have you ever heard of a compensatory injury before?  Perhaps even worse, have you ever experienced a compensatory injury before? Several years ago now, I was recovering from a minor flare up in my right knee.  I now wear a knee sleeve, and always stretch thoroughly before I play basketball, however, once upon a time before my […]