LEADERSHIP

What Gratitude Does

I’ve never met a thankful person who had a bad day. Ungratefulness is like a blindness that leads us down the path of depravity until we’re trapped in the clutches of entitlement. Take today and start thanking God for the minutia in your life. It changes attitudes quickly. When I Read more…

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Tenacious Terminology

Tenacity. Tenacity is being certain of your pursuits, especially when others aren’t certain of their own and fall away. It’s holding on when things are difficult, and then staying that way for a long time. When emotions say you shouldn’t, but your gut says you should. When the crowd says Read more…

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Flawed Sacred Heroes

The world doesn’t hate marriage. They don’t loathe fidelity. Nor do they disdain love. What they are is yearning for authentic displays of the divine. The souls of mankind crave the kiss of heaven, restless until they’ve touched something they recognize on the most intrinsic of levels, unable to articulate Read more…

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Getting Peed On

While flying to Michigan last night I heard a lot of complaining. The weather was bad. Flights got canceled. I experienced my first aborted landing. People had to wait in line. Lots of passengers missed flights. And everyone blamed the flight attendant for the pent up negative experiences of their Read more…

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Big Day

As I was tucking Eva in to bed, she looked up and said, “Tomorrow is going to be another big day.” Her sheer enthusiasm and determined hope struck me. “Yes, it is Eva,” I replied. “It absolutely is.” But while I had no immediate recollection of exactly what made today Read more…

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A Perfect Moment

I believe each day has at least one perfect moment. Most of them happen fast: the flare of the last second of sunlight on the horizon, an unexpected hug, the shock on someone’s face from a surprise. But perfect moments can also be hidden from our perspective. No, not necessarily Read more…