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Going Back to the Vomit

Summer brings back great memories of working as a camp counselor.  I remember how much work it took to get the guys to clean the cabin for inspection and memorize a daily Bible verse for flag-raising.  Hoyt, my… Read More

A Self Centered Perspective on Forgiveness

There aren’t too many things in this world that you can give to other people get the most benefit for yourself.  Yes, there are some of you that really love giving gifts rather than receiving but I’m really… Read More

Long Term Impact

I was lucky to  spend the day with some of the boys from the Youth Ranch touring Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).   What an amazing organization made up of people who purposely choose to do hard things.  Before… Read More

Growth Enemy: Trying to be Worthy

“You’d better hustle!”   This is the kind of warning that I remember getting from coaches.  Hustle is kind of a weird word.  It’s much more frantic than hurry and has the idea tied to it of time… Read More

Truth is Stranger than TV

When I’ve watched people baring their souls on talk shows, I’ve often wondered two things.  First, are these people and their stories real.  Second, why are they sharing such personal stuff on TV? I’ve never spent much time around… Read More

You Have Less Than 18 Minutes

Your kids can’t listen past 18 minutes I’ve been working on my presentation skills lately and came across a book called, “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds,” by Carmine Gallo.  This book studies… Read More

Changing Your Mind

That’s Not Fair! Kids have an amazing ability to quickly judge whether something is fair or not. I remember my dad doing the cup experiment on us when I was little. Since it’s been about 36 years ago,… Read More

Do Good Parents Let Their Kids Blow Through Money?

I’ve been reading “Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money” by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze, and just to make things clear up front, I think you should buy the book right away,… Read More

Would you rather talk to your kids about sex or money?

I’ve noticed that given a choice, parents prefer to talk about neither sex nor money.  There are a lot of reasons for each but one of the reasons we have a hard time talking about money is that… Read More

Why Ancient Noah’s Faith Still Matters

The world’s abuzz about “Noah” opening this Friday, March 28. So, how do we discuss the movie with family and friends? In this guest blog post, my friend David Sanford points the way.      Today, many people… Read More