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 […]

[Book Review]: “H3 Leadership” by Brad Lomenick

Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle

Seventeen years ago, my friend Judy handed me John Maxwell’s classic book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” As a fledgling leader eager to grow and learn, this was like pouring cold, refreshing water on a thirsty plant. I devoured the book in a day and have referred back to it countless times in my quest to […]

What Makes a Good Man Become Great?

A Tribute to My Father

My father was a great man… Last year, I wrote a blog about how frustrated I would get with my dad when I took him grocery shopping. His seemingly obsessive need to go to multiple stores just so that he could save a few pennies here and there on milk, bottled water, and other necessities […]

[Book Review]: “The Art of Work” by Jeff Goins

In his newest (and easily his best) book yet, Jeff Goins compellingly makes the case for how to discover your calling-the purpose for which you were made. This book reads as a series of inspiring case studies that focus on the ways that a variety of people moved from their job to their vocation-their calling. […]

A Modern Day Easter Parable

Each year as the store shelves switch from chocolate hearts to chocolate bunnies, we prepare for Easter. For some, that means baskets of candy and the Easter Bunny. For others, it means a deeper reflection on the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for all mankind on the cross 2,000 years ago. As a follower of […]

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 […]

It’s Quiet…Very Quiet. Too Quiet?

Nope! The family has gone out of town for the weekend to visit my daughter in Cincinnati. An unfortunately timed bout with “digestive distress” has left me at home by myself. But fret not for me. My daughter was home last weekend, so I did see her very recently. And the peaceful silence I am […]

[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 […]