What has Captured Your Attention?

What has Captured Your Attention?

Good Morning, This morning I want to add one more piece to the Principle of the Path, which as you know by now is: Direction – Not Intention – Determines Destination.  But what is it that determines our direction?   Over forty years ago I was...
Are You Asking the Right People?

Are You Asking the Right People?

Good Morning, When I was a young boy my family frequently went on vacations together.  As we traveled my dad would occasionally reach in the glove box and pull out a big sheet of paper.  It was all folded up and when unfolded revealed lots of...
Liberating Submission

Liberating Submission

Good Morning, One of the most liberating words in the scriptures has come to be known as a confining, restricting way to live in our society.  The word has taken on a negative connotation completely antithetical to its true intent. The word...
Rerouting…

Rerouting…

Good Morning, Several years ago, I was on a cattle round up in Colorado.  Deep in the trees and snow I became separated from the other cowboy wannabees and got lost.  I felt in control because  I am a man after all and do not need...
Don’t Trust Your Heart

Don’t Trust Your Heart

Good Morning, One thing that has always intrigued me is the question of why really smart people make some really dumb decisions?  Why do otherwise rational and intelligent individuals do some very irrational, stupid things? The answer is often that they...
Direction, Not Intention

Direction, Not Intention

Good Morning, I promised you this week I would let you in on what Andy Stanley defines as the Principle of the Path.  So here it is: Direction – Not Intention – Leads to Destination You might be saying: “I waited a week for that!”  I...
Paths Take You Places

Paths Take You Places

Good Morning, Over the next several weeks we are going to be very pragmatic in our consideration of the paths we are on in life. This impacts our personal, professional, family and spiritual lives. We will be using as a framework for thought, the fantastic book The...
Can You Laugh at Yourself?

Can You Laugh at Yourself?

Good Morning, Last week we talked about not taking everything so seriously. This week I want to apply that same thought to another area of life that can get out of balance.  Not only do we sometimes take others too seriously we can also take ourselves much...
Is it Really that Important?

Is it Really that Important?

Good Morning, One of the life lessons it took me far too long to learn is to stop dying on mountains that weren’t worth dying on. In fact, to say that I have “learned” it is probably an overstatement. It takes constant reminding.  For example, as I reflect...
What do You Need to Stop Saying?

What do You Need to Stop Saying?

Good Morning, One of my theories about life and business is this: If the people you are working with are nice you can have fun. If they aren’t it probably doesn’t matter what you are doing.  It is probably going to be painful.  In the latter...