it is tremendously important to have the right people around us. Friends that lift us up, not bring us down; business associates who bring out the best in us, not those who make us act like idiots.
Iraq, Oh-Dark-Thirty: Our group touched down early in the wee hours of the morning at our destination, stretching our legs and backs after 8+ hours sleeping under trucks or in any flat and smooth spaces we could find in a cavernous C-17 transport aircraft. We were met by the Sergeant Major, who got us settled […]
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the […]
One of my earliest memories is that of being rocked asleep by my mother singing softly to me: Silent night, Holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord at thy birth Jesus, Lord at thy birth. Imagine the nostalgia when I […]
King David was being the classic dad: not communicating, not taking charge of the situation, and leaving things until they were almost too late.
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – Proverb “Brothers don’t shake hands, brothers gotta hug!” – Chris Farley in Tommy Boy Although we’ve already discussed the importance of battling beside each other, and challenging and encouraging each other, another important facet of brotherhood is the ability to let our hair down* […]
I realize that I didn’t post the next installment of my series on Brotherhood–it’s been a busy week–but I will get back to it next week, I promise. In the meantime, you could always just share the first two posts to your social media friends… The Bond of Blood: Brotherhood and Strength and Challenge. Anyway, […]
Well, after about 3 years, here is an installment of Fun Friday. Most of my posts around here are pretty serious, if not downright intense, so just to show I am not a robot, I will try and spice life up with some more light-hearted fare. Here is a link to the last Fun Friday […]
A couple of weekends ago, I was able to go on my own “men’s” weekend. It was made up of myself, Tim Miles, my friend and partner in Global Adventure, his son Ben who is also a volunteer leader with the charity, and our friend Phil. We planned to wild camp, do some climbing and […]