Over the past year, I’ve gone through a real shift in my thinking. (Read about some of it here.) In this transition, I’ve taken a hard look at the influence that I’ve had on people, as a leader, father, boss, mentor, and brother. Because of my military background and transient lifestyle, those people are mostly […]
The following is written by Frederick Beuchner, I read it in his book Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner: We weren’t born yesterday. We are from New Jersey, or Nottingham. But we are also from somewhere else. We are from Oz, from Looking-Glass Land, from Narnia, from Middle Earth. If with part […]
I wrote this short article for our G42 newsletter, the topic of the issue this quarter was “Trust” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 These past 12 months have been the toughest of my life. After the highs of moving to a new country, […]
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* […]