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Extremely Serious With a High Potential for Death

Sometimes God makes family leaders lie down, takes us to quiet waters where family leaders can restore their soul to be used in your family for His namesake. Continue reading

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Raising Up Living Stones

 A couple of weeks ago I visited a friend’s office and noticed a pile of rocks on a piece of cardboard in the middle of his very nice conference table.  I couldn’t help but ask about the rocks and he … Continue reading

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“What you get…is who you are”

On September 4, 2007 my father gave me a little poem that was framed and had been in his bathroom for as long as I can remember.  I don’t know if I had ever read the poem until the day … Continue reading

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The Dark side of Leadership

“I have worked so hard to direct my child how to follow the Lord and instruct them in the ways they should go and they seem to go in the exact opposite direction.” – Frustrated Parent In the opening chapter of … Continue reading

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Bear Hunting with God

Obedience brings Blessings Psalms 128:1 For most of my career I have hunted bear.  Not the furry wild animals with big teeth, but pursuing large new customers for the businesses that I have worked for.  Generally the sales process is … Continue reading

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Boys and Men

I had the opportunity to watch a couple episodes of TV show The Undercover Boss where Executives of large companies leave their corner offices and go undercover as entry level trainees to learn about the inner workings of their business … Continue reading

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A Resolution for the New Year

Originating from the Nigerian Igbo culture “Ora na azu nwa” means “it takes a village to raise a child.”  In the 50’s our neighbors knew and associated with our grandparents, parents and kids of the community.  Kids and families were cultivated with a broad support net that cared for them … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage – Navigation

Ships Compass Do you practice any rites of passage for your kids?  A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a persons progress from one status to another.  We often celebrate rites of passages with ceremonies such as baptisms, confirmations, … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Lone Wolf

I have been blessed to have a close group of men that made a commitment to each other in 1995 to meet once a year to renew our friendships, hold each other accountable and have fun.   Every year since 1995 we … Continue reading

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Camp Applegate – Never bored on summer break

Kids will never be bored during the summer at our house. Continue reading

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