Live Like You Are Dying

Live Like You Are Dying

The phone call. The knock on the door. The social media post. Some unexpected bad news just never arrives gracefully. In an instant you learn that a loved one is terribly ill, injured, or already dead. The reminder: live like you are dying. One second you are zipping...

Give Thanks No Matter What?

Give thanks no matter what? Really? What if you really don’t want to be thankful? I get that. I’m thinking you do too. Giving thanks is not always pretty. Not always easy. Not always convenient. But it’s Thanksgiving week, doesn’t that mean you routinely count your...

What Does Valor Mean to You?

Valor. What does valor mean to you? The dictionary gives us a working definition: val·or    /ˈvalər/    noun  1. great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle. “the medals are awarded for acts of valor” I like the list of synonyms that accompanies the...
Things We Hide

Things We Hide

Oh, the things we hide. Hiding is in our DNA thanks to Adam and Eve messing up in the Garden and quickly hiding in the trees trying to avoid their Creator. This week I spent almost four hours with a woman who has spent much of her life hiding. Hiding from her parents....
How to See and Not Just Look

How to See and Not Just Look

Life has a way of messing with your vision. Oh, to see and not just look. Some days tough situations blur your eyesight. Other days certain people leave you squinting and rubbing your eyes in disbelief. What the heck just happened here? Are you kidding me?! There’s...
Practicing the Habit of Forgiveness

Practicing the Habit of Forgiveness

For this article about his marriage and life on the rocks, my friend Tez Brooks won honorable mention for Best Inspirational Article in the 2018 Writer’s Digest contest. I appreciate Tez’ candor and authenticity in the struggle, and I think you will too....
Telling Your Story

Telling Your Story

You have a story, plenty of stories from your remarkable life. Yes, remarkable. But have you thought of being intentional in telling your story, more in-depth to your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends, and all the other special people in your life? It’s those...