Pers Development

Pain Lessons

13 Jul 2017

You can’t always get what you want. So said the great musical poet, Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones classic song. How do you respond when you don’t get what...

Holidays

04 Jul 2017

A holiday is a special day set apart to celebrate something. Originally from the words, Holy Day, holidays have their roots in religious celebrations. Today we celebrate holidays that mark...

Mid-year Checkup

03 Jul 2017

As we begin the second half of the year, it’s a good time to do a quick self-assessment. Perhaps you wrote down some desires or goals, or wrote thought thoughts...

Messy part 2

22 May 2017

In the last article, I discussed something we all know: life is messy. We sometimes don’t want to face people or problems we can’t relate to, and we are likely...

Messy part 1

20 May 2017

How comfortable are you with “messy?” I’m not referring to your desk or house, but rather people, life and society. I attended a worship service one Sunday that was full...

Top 10-#2 Ask Questions!

10 May 2017

If you’ve ever been around toddlers, you know they have a favorite word. “Why?” Little kids are naturally inquisitive. But something happens when we grow up. We are compelled to conform;...

Pleasantville

03 May 2017

It seemed everything was perfect. Kids were happy, fathers got a fully cooked dinner after a long day at work, the streets were clean, and there was no crime anywhere...

How are you doing?

26 Jan 2017

We are about to complete the first month of 2017. That’s right, we’re almost 1/12 through the new year already! It’s a great time to measure our initial progress. I set...

Toothpaste

13 Jul 2016

I like to think I’m a fairly responsible person. I’m a firstborn, and we are the responsible folks of the world. (OK, so much for the stereotype.) When I see...

Crap

08 Jun 2016

Crap has really been on my mind this week. First of all, toilet water backed up into my bathtub. When I saw the brown water, I knew I had a...

All That Jazz

20 Apr 2016

April is jazz appreciation month, which the Smithsonian (a U.S. National Museum) calls both a historic and living American art form. Since jazz is the most free and flexible of...

Know Thyself

05 Apr 2016

How well do you know yourself? We tend to have a view of ourselves we think is accurate and complete. However, it’s just not true.

How do you start your day?

11 Mar 2016

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”  So said author, pastor and leadership guru,...

Escaping Pleasantville

29 Feb 2016

“Unless there is some pressure, social or parental, pushing [an] infant the beyond pleasure principle, human nature tends to largely take the path of least resistance. We really do need...

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