It was Christmas Eve. It had finally come. The pace of the world and even the rainy Portland gridlock made it feel like Christmas was coming a million miles an hour! But at the same time, it still surprised me by its arrival! Amid government shutdowns and debates of funding for a wall at the… Read more about It’s Contagious: A Christmas Eve Story
It takes a lot to stop me in my tracks. I have been to many conferences and heard so many talks. After a while, they all begin to blend. Well, Mike Jones blew my mind yesterday at Reimagine 2017. Let us be frank here. As many of you know my family and I re-booted our… Read more about Giddy-up Already
We never see everything as it truly is. As much clarity and understanding as we think we have, we still only see the world from a limited understanding. Human connection is probably the best example. We are a complex result of our biology, spirit, mind, and experiences. As much as we may become familiar with… Read more about Do you really know?
I just finished the book #Fearhunters by Noah Elias. I have read many books on calling over the years and given dozens of talks on the topic. It is a great treatment on the topic as well as a deeper dive into helping people seek out what fears are keeping them from living the life… Read more about A life of #FearHunting
There is so much need in the world. The cool part is we get to be part of the solution. If we are willing, we can begin right in front of us with those nearest and closest and work out from there. My oldest sister was about 11 when I was born. That is a… Read more about Through thick and thin
Where are you hiding? As children, we all loved the game hide and seek. But what if we stayed hidden so well no one ever found us? The game would lose appeal fast. We didn’t really want to hide so well that nobody could ever find us. As we grow older things happen to us.… Read more about Hiding
Friends help friends. This seems like a simple and true statement, right? But it can be complex. And true? As we use technology to hide, buffer relationships and in many ways medicate our many stresses, one of the first things to fall to the side is our connectedness to each other. When we fall out… Read more about Friends help friends
As we have been preparing to make our big move as a family (you can read more about that here: We are leaving the country) we have been having phone calls and visits with friends to share with them what our move is all about. These have all been so fun. Often it has been… Read more about Encouragement is ours to give