It never fails. The middle of the night. That tiny little voice at the door to my bedroom. It has a variety of things it says, “Daddy, I had a bad dream“, “Daddy, I’m thirsty”, “Daddy, I need to go to the bathroom”, “Daddy, I can’t go to sleep”. In a sense, it doesn’t matter what is said. That little voice changes the course of my night.
Sometimes I try to ignore that little voice. Sometimes I tell that little voice to go back to bed. Sometimes I try to get my wife to answer that little voice. Sometimes I get upset at that little voice. And, occasionally, I am overwhelmed with sympathy and love for read more
Do your plans ever work out exactly like you intended or thought they should have?
There is a story in the Bible where Jesus has the opportunity to heal a good friend of his. However, Jesus waits a little too long to go see him. Instead of a miraculous healing of a sick man, this man dies.
You want an adventure of a life time. You dream about it. You think about what it would be and where it would be. You consider the cost. You save your pennies and dimes. You decide it’s worth the money and are ready to jump in. But, is it truly the greatest adventure? And, are you really willing to pay the price of the greatest adventure?
From “Wild Goose Chase” by Mark Batterson…
The rich young ruler written about in the Gospels had everything you could want – youth, wealth and power. However, he was still seeking something more. He came to Jesus asking what he must do to gain eternal life. Jesus told the man what it would cost. And, even though Jesus was offering so much more – the adventure of a life time and beyond – the rich young ruler … read more
You are in the trenches. You know you have to lead the charge into a new direction, a new territory. But, how do you get there without losing those that follow you?
The answer: Be far enough ahead that people see you as the leader; but, not so far ahead that you look like the enemy. The next question…how? read more
Do you know that you are a leader? I mean, sometimes you know that you are a leader. And sometimes you have a leadership role and don’t even realize it.
It is easy to think of leaders as those that have a high rank – such as president, CEO, director, pastor, chief, captain, master or … supreme lord chancellor of all read more
If you are like me, this video was emotionally intense. It may be causing you to rethink decisions you make while driving. I have been like those kids – thinking that there really won’t be a problem if I focus on various other things for short periods of time while driving.
We are all like those kids. Maybe not with texting and driving; but, in other significant areas of our lives where unintentional intentions can distract us from the more important things. read more
Can you still hear it? That little sobbing whimper, that blood-curdling scream, or that shaky little voice saying “I had a bad dream”? In response to your child, you either hug your child with compassion, leap to your feet to battle whatever the enemy might be, or groan because it is the third time…that night.
My wife and I have definitely experienced the bad-dream-dilemma with our kids – with each stage and each child bringing their own challenges.
We all have bad dreams. Even as adults. But, what do we do about them? I have a couple of standard things that I do. And, my wife gave one of the most incredible solutions a few nights ago. I will tell you about all three. read more
Every so often I come across phrases that are inspiring and empowering. They are the sort of phrases that you believe can help you live your life better or accomplish great things if you can just hold on to them long enough for them to become part of who you are. They are phrases that change the way that you look at life and the world around you.
Today, within the span of an hour, I was presented with three of these potentially powerful phrases.
- How Did You Celebrate?
- Jesus, Like No Other
- The #1 Way To Change Your Day
- Becoming Intentional
- Why Parents Should Stop Saying “Sorry”
Each of theses posts were published during April. Although, one came from an email that I wrote for Easter last year. Can you guess which one?
There are also a couple of older posts that continue to get a lot of attention:
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