Don’t Pass Up Those Free Points…

A Lesson Learned the Hard Way

A new semester has begun, and students are trying to shake off a summer of fun, re-immersing themselves into a new schedule. For the new college freshman, this means entering an entire different environment-one where they are no longer under the care  of their parents…at least not when it comes to the issue of grades. FERPA guarantees […]

I Don’t Know What to Do with the Rest of my Life!!!

Four Success Tips for New College Students

In 1982, I was a newly minted 18-year old college freshman. I was coming off four of the most exhilarating and emotional years of my life (high school), and everything that I thought I knew was suddenly turned upside down. My closest friends had all moved away to go to college. The disciplined routine that […]

When the Wise Pursue Foolishness

A Fable About How a Wise Man Regained His Wisdom

…in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a man named Noway. Noway was a well-respected man in the kingdom. While not wealthy, he had many friends who often asked for his wisdom and teaching in various aspects of their lives. Noway and his wife had many children, all of whom adored their father and […]

Three Helpful Tips to Avoid Cramming for Your Next Exam

I gazed wearily at the pile of books in front of me… “So much to do!” My eyes traveled to the clock on the wall, as I completed the thought, “And SO little time!” When I was a college student, my inclination when I was this overwhelmed was to ignore the problem. I figured that […]

[BOOK REVIEW]: “The Navy SEAL Art of War” by Rob Roy

Leadership Lessons from the World's Most Elite Fighting Force

I initially balked when offered the chance to read and review* The Navy SEAL Art of War. While I have tremendous respect for the warriors who protect our country by their service in the Navy SEALs, I wasn’t quite sure how a business and leadership book written by a Chief Petty Officer (and former member […]

[Book Review]: “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

When I set a goal to read 20 books this year, I did not expect to complete book #20 by the end of March. My wife told me that she thinks I have become a bit compulsive in my reading. I think she is probably right. As I sit with a book and multicolored highlighters—making […]

Today is my 7th Anniversary… and my Youngest Child is 9…HMMMMMMM

Did the headline get you to read this? I hope so! Seven years ago today, March 26, 2008, I had my last bite of dessert—my last slice of pie, my last piece of cake, my last box of cookies, my last bowl of ice cream…to be honest, I don’t remember exactly what it was. But […]

[Book Review]: “Whatever the Cost” by David and Jason Benham

As a man, I am driven to pursue my dreams, refusing to let them die, and fighting for them until they slip beyond my grasp with no hope of being recaptured. To willingly let go of a dream that is still attainable because God is leading me in another direction is so difficult, and it […]

[Book Review]: “The Book of Man” by William J. Bennett

Portioned out into six categories, “The Book of Man” is a terrific book to share with males from 7 to 107, as it shares stories, quotes, examples, and poetry from nearly every area of a man’s life: Man in War Man at Work Man in Play, Competition, and Leisure Man in the Polis Man with […]

Grieve Not for Thomas…

This week, a couple at our church experienced the most devastating and painful of tragedies that any parent can imagine-the death of their son, “Thomas” (not his real name). His death at the age of 26 was sudden and unexpected, but it was not completely surprising. You see, Thomas had struggled with drug addiction for […]