I’m watching Jeff Bezos prepare for his first flight aboard Blue Origin, his own space company. Immediately, I start thinking about my own endeavors. “Don’t compare yourself to others,” is a popular admonition that not many people likely actually practice. All of us talk a big game, but I suspect it’s a super rare person […]
Sitting in a wicker rocker on the back porch of one of my favorite Airbnb places, I watched folks tee off aiming at the nearby green. I’m about 150 feet from the green. It’s a short hole of fewer than 200 yards. I chuckle as golfer after golfer struggles to hit the green from such
Here is an audio – a sermon entitled, “Sin’s Darkness, God’s Light.” The subject is sin, shame and how far sin can take any of us. But the subject is also hope. Hope provided by God in the form of a remedy for our sin problem, Jesus Christ. Judas Iscariot. He’s likely the first name
Hard questions. Tough decisions. Well-hidden answers. Our lives are filled with challenges. One of the more common questions people face when pursuing some accomplishment is, “How can I know when to quit?” Enter Seth Godin’s terrific illustration in The Dip. Keep swimming ’cause you don’t know how close you may be to reaching your goal.
Life. It very well may end before I’m done. Odds are fairly strong I think. Not because I know my end time with any certainty. It’s just likely how things go. Here’s my logic. Days end without me having done all I wanted. Or intended. If that’s how days go, what makes me think my
Even if you’re not religious it’s a frightening thought to realize there are humans who lack the ability to feel. Sociopaths and psychopaths scare us. We think of such people as unable to feel. Unable to empathize. But the phrase used by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians – “past feeling” –
The Power of Others Podcast – GrowGreat.com Jordan Peterson says here’s how you can know somebody is your friend. 1. You can tell them bad news. And they won’t judge or trump your news. They won’t hijack the conversation. 2. You can tell them good news. And they won’t trump your news with something good that
During the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020, I’ve had so many conversations about this topic that I can’t possibly count them. Or remember them. It started early on. It was March. I think. Opinions were already spewing like a gusher in the early oil boom. I could already tell there was so much we didn’t