Here's some inspiring advice from Michael Redd, a former professional basketball player in the NBA who is also an accomplished entrepreneur... A lot of people have trouble understanding that, in sports, business, and life … mindset is just as important (maybe more) as experience and physical discipline. No matter what you’re trying to do, you’re … Continue reading Decide & Thrive
I recently read the following excerpt that is worth passing along... I don’t know how many of you may have heard someone say this, or even said it yourself: “I would die for my children.” But would you LIVE for them? Would you stop smoking or drinking? Would you seek to heal your emotional wounds? … Continue reading Would You lIVE for Them?
"Three things we can do more of this week: Love (unconditionally), Pray (for peace wisdom, unity), Focus (on being our best and bringing out the best in others)." Jon Gordon So... For whom can you demonstrate unconditional love? In what specific and intentional ways can you pray for peace, wisdom, and unity? How can you … Continue reading 3 Priorities For This Week
Here's an important article by Tim Keller about the church of the past that could help the church of the present have a greater cultural impact for the Kingdom of God... In the first three centuries, Christians were persecuted more than any other religious group. Because they refused to honor other gods or worship the … Continue reading 5 Features That Made The Early Church Unique
It's Monday, the start of another work week. And your calendar is full, your to-do list looks overwhelming, and your mind is trying to process exactly how you're going to get everything done that needs to get done this week. I get it. But, may I ask you to add one more thing to your … Continue reading 1 Thing
Over the next two days, I will have the great privilege of facilitating a leadership development workshop for 60 leaders from across the state of Oklahoma. And I will ask them a very important question - the same question that I will ask you at the end of this post. First, let's talk about trust. … Continue reading Can People Trust You?
"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest'" (Matthew 9:36-38, ESV). … Continue reading A Prayer for Laborers
I continue to be blessed by Jim Martin's writings. Here's a recent story he shared that provides a practical tool for dealing with worry and anxiety... What do you do with your worry? Unfortunately, at times I have given worry a front row seat in my mind. Then, at 3:00 AM, I awaken and rehearse … Continue reading 3 Questions to Help You With Worry
So, what do you want to accomplish this week? What is the one thing - that, if you completed - would make this a productive week? What is the one thing - that, if you checked it off your list - would make you breathe a bit easier? Here's a simple formula to help you … Continue reading What Do You Want to Accomplish This Week?
Tomorrow, I have the great opportunity to stand in front of a roomful of Oklahoma leaders and talk to them about the science of hope. The scientific definition of hope is as follows: "Hope is the belief that your future can be better and brighter than your past, and that you actually have a role … Continue reading Be a Pathway of Hope