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No Big Deal

[sgmb id=”1″] I’ve recently discovered that when dealing my children, and their sometimes overly dramatic encounters in life, this 3-word phrase has become my go-to response. No big deal. “But Dad!” They say… “You don’t understand (fill in the blank crisis)”… And I say… “It’s no big deal!” Basically, my point is, unless you’re dying, […]

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Personal Growth

How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers is one of the most interesting scientific finds and discoveries of all time.  I first came across this interesting phenomenon by watching a YouTube video, that, not surprisingly, has nearly 40 million views.  Take 4:33 and prepare to be amazed. My key takeaway from this is: never underestimate the power of […]

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Leadership Life

Putting Out Fires

[sgmb id=”1″] This morning, a faithful member of our church (@apcofcburg), informed me that they had stopped by the church and took care of a problem that could have potentially been disastrous. My response? Thanks for putting out the fire! This might not mean a whole lot to you, and no, it wasn’t a literal […]

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Personal Growth

You Must Complete The Mission

[sgmb id=”1″] There’s a little book that I would highly recommend you reading titled Make Your Bed.  It was written based on a graduation commencement speech that Admiral William H. McRaven (←click the previous link to see the YouTube video) gave at the University of Texas back in 2014.  Admiral McRaven basically lists 10 principles […]

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Connecting While Communicating

Congratulations.  You just completed a 45 minute speech, and no one knows what you just said.  Or, should I say, no knows what you attempted to say.  You argue that you spent hours preparing your speech.  You rehearsed it, you reviewed it, you rehearsed it again.  Body language.  Voice inflections.  You nailed your 3 points.  And […]

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Finding Your Voice

We had some friends recently visit our home. Our dog Zoey was checking them out, no doubt recognizing their familiar scent. Zoey, swept away with excitement, was jumping all over them, and even let out a small bark of excitement. Our friends, who had been around us and Zoey many times over the last 8 […]

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Life

I Blame Google

Yep.  I said it.  I blame google.  For what?  You might ask?  For taking away opportunities to communicate with other humans.  For making information too easy to access.  For taking away the jobs of door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen (and women). Sounds like I have an axe to grind…but really, I’m not mad, just shocked that it […]