We’ve been sold a lie…life balance. Balance is impossible. The true answer to a life out of control is intentionality.
Somehow, even in his early years, Joseph recognized the importance of the presence of God and learning new skills. Those 15 years weren’t lost but an opportunity for development.
Close your eyes… No seriously, participate in this little action with me. You can’t close your eyes (and still read this) but imagine nothing. Okay, I know that’s hard, but as best you can imagine empty space, no creation, vast blankness. Now to this empty space, add a light (someplace, somewhere, somehow). Now add a […]
Most Powerful Ever? Too many times in my life I’ve turned down opportunities. Most times the opportunities were only in my head – dreams, ideas, thoughts. No one said no but me to my dreams. Why? Let me answer by taking a short tangent. I was thinking the other day about the most powerful phrase […]
Dream a Little Dream Dream big dreams. Small dreams have no magic. -Dottie Boreyko Abraham is 99 years old, and God just renewed His promise of a son through Abraham’s 89 year old wife. Abraham is honored, but he does something I might do. Laugh. I too would laugh at the absurdity of a 99 […]
Napoleon Dynamite One of my all-time favorite movies is Napoleon Dynamite. I find the mix of comic absurdity and sweet truths a great combination. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, it’s a story about a social outcast (Napoleon) who finds his place through two friends (Deb & Pedro). One of the ways […]
Motorbikes and Music Videos When I was a kid I spent what felt like hours in the car going to and from events and practices and school and errands and relatives and everywhere in between. During these rides in the car, I did a lot of daydreaming too. One of the most vivid daydreams I […]
The American Dream. The myth is its possible and probable to be successful on your own. You pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. You do it alone. No one helps you. No one gives you a break. That, of course, is a myth. We all need help, and we achieve so much more in tandem than when flying solo. […]
World Cup Fever We’re nearing one of my favorite times in all of sports – the World Cup . I can’t wait to see what is going to happen. More importantly, I can’t wait to see what is going to happen with the US Men’s National Team (USMNT). I don’t follow all of international soccer. […]
LL Cool J In 1990, Rapper LL Cool J released his 4th studio album – Mama Said Knock You Out. It came on the heals of the disappointing album, Walking with a Panther. The title song from the Mama Said album begins with the line, “Don’t call it a comeback!” Cool J was making a […]