Tag Archives: risk

  Apostle Paul was in the spotlight. Standing before King Agrippa. On trial. In Caesarea. Beside the Mediterranean Sea. Questioned about his faith. One line burns in my mind. “So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision … Continue reading

  “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” I love it. I saw this line the other day announcing the launch of a new church in Ohio. It’s so true. Real living starts when we courageously step outside our … Continue reading

  “Daddy, why are you so afraid?” Those were the words of six-year old Adam as he held his daddy’s hand, walking along the south rim trail of Grand Canyon. My wife Linda and I just smiled. We were walking … Continue reading

  You might remember it (if you are middle aged or older)—the Schlitz beer commercial in the 70’s that popularized the “Go for the Gusto” phrase. That tag line has since been shaped into multiple meanings, some more cultured than … Continue reading

  Resting, Retooling, Recharging and Reconnecting. We are daily immersing ourselves in these four stated goals of our sabbatical. Today, I watch a female Rufous hummingbird probe the flowers on the bank of the glacier-fed McKenzie River in the Cascade … Continue reading

  I’m incredibly blessed. Blessed beyond all measure. A fully funded four-month sabbatical. A time to rest, recharge, reconnect and retool. Multiple times every single day, I make mental notes of things I could be writing about in this blog. … Continue reading

  It caught my attention. A hat on a shelf in a gift shop. No, it was really the writing on the hat. A lot of people love to give advice. But, advice from a tree? Since when did trees … Continue reading

  Losing influence is effortless. Easy to do. You can lose influence without even realizing it. Without even trying. Have you thought about it? Leadership is all about influence. You can only lead effectively over the long haul when others respect … Continue reading

A long time ago someone told me that average was really just the “best of the worst and the worst of the best.” That’s an interesting way to look at it for sure.  That view has helped to shape the … Continue reading

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