How One Free App Has Better Organized My Life

Evernote for EVERYTHING

Like most busy people, I often have trouble maintaining a balance between the multiple facets of my work life and my personal life. As a college instructor, I need to prepare for classes and contribute to campus life through service to the university. As a family man, I coach my daughter’s softball team, work alongside my wife […]

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 […]

Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Two Small Things You Can Do to Increase Your Daily Productivity

I wake up at 5:00 am. I sit on the edge of the bed, stretch, smile, and thank God for another day. As I bounce energetically into the shower, my mind is flooded with thoughts and ideas…blog topics dance through my head, things I need to add to my “to-do” list crowd my mind, 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 […]

Professors are Human Too!

Three Questions to Ask Your Professor When Life Knocks You Down

Professors are human, too. This is a concept that seems foreign to many students. To a college freshman, professors sometimes seem iconic, untouchable, and almost godlike in their power, authority, and influence over the destiny of their students. Let me step down off the pedestal that some of my students have placed me on. Let […]

The Three C’s to Remember When You Miss a Class

The freedom that comes with moving from high school to college is exciting. No longer do we have mom and dad nagging us to get out of bed and get ready for school. No longer do we get “sent to the principal’s office” when we act up in class. And no longer do we have […]

[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. […]

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 […]