The Surprising Connection Between Bed-Wetting and Burnout

Last night my daughter wet her bed (not normal), and I learned something about burnout. She showed up at 1:40am, crying and knocking quietly on our door. I could tell she felt sorry and embarrassed at the “accident,” but I sensed something else hurt her 4-year-old heart even more. She was feeling alone. So I […]

What a “ghost-town” theme park taught me about Purpose in life

There’s an eerie feeling you get when you visit a place designed for crowds and you find yourself nearly alone. Last week my family and I went with some friends to Legoland Florida for a “last-hurrah” before my son started school. Although we had a great time, it was also a strange experience to be […]

Winning at Work but Losing at Home? Here’s 3 Ways to Fix it

If your family moved out tomorrow, would you know why? Don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting something like that WILL happen, simply posing the question that if it DID happen, would you understand the reasons behind it? Let me explain. It’s usually pretty easy to tell if we’re “winning” at work. Sales numbers, customer […]

3 Ways to Help Your Kids **Not** Hate Your Work

If you’re growing a business and a family at the same time, you know conflict is almost inevitable because both are hungry for your attention. Often we can get some understanding from a spouse or significant other because adults know it takes time and sacrifice to build a company. But what about our kids? How […]

Why “Balance Work and Family” is Terrible Advice (& What to Do Instead)

Have you heard the advice about “balancing work and family” if you want to keep your life from falling apart? What if it’s WRONG? What if “balance” between these two things is not only impossible to maintain, but is actually harmful to pursue if you want both your company and your family to thrive? If you’re committed […]

Two Perspectives on Pull-ups in the Pool [An Encouraging Word]

The clock was ticking, and we weren’t getting anything done. My son Bradley loves the pool, and this particular morning I had agreed to join him in “training” together, practicing laps to help us both prepare for the triathlon he wants to do with me in the fall. There, in tepid waters of our little […]

Jesus is your guaranteed inheritance

For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.  Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  (Hebrews 10:34-35) The world has its values system of what matters and […]

The Father’s Delight (Luke 3:22b)

You are my beloved Son.  I take delight in you.  (Luke 3:22b) The steadfast, unchanging posture of God the Father toward God the Son is not dutiful acceptance, but glorious delight. The scandalous, unbelievable truth of the Gospel is that for those who are united with Jesus by grace through faith, the position He has […]

Jesus is faithful through generations

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Timothy 1 JESUS IS FAITHFUL THROUGH GENERATIONS I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day…  I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois […]

God will never reject you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 66 GOD WILL NEVER REJECT YOU Blessed be God, because He has not rejected my prayer or removed His steadfast love from me!  (Psalm 66:20) We live in a world full of rejection.  For all sorts of reasons, people will turn away from us or turn us away from them, sometimes […]