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Hope in a world of wishful thinking

December 31, 2013 by


Every year roughly 50% of adults in the United States make New Years resolutions, and by the end of the year around 90% of those resolutions have been given up on (I’d love to meet the 10% because I’m not sure who they are). Yet every January 1, the cycle begins all over again, and […]

Reading the Signs?

December 18, 2013 by


“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:  the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”  Isaiah 7: 14 Signs are everywhere.  I’ve counted 75 road signs in the ¼ mile between my house and the closest major intersection in the center of my town.  You literally can not […]

What Do You Have in Common with the Chesapeake Bay?

December 12, 2013 by


Who are you becoming as a leader?  How will what you do today affect your leadership ten or twenty years from now? This fall, I was driving in Upstate New York, from Albany to Oneonta on Interstate 88.  About halfway there, I passed a sign that said, “Entering the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.”  I was incredulous.  I did […]

Longing to See the Savior

December 9, 2013 by


This week I will take a break from what I said I would blog about: leadership styles and how to maximize them. The reason? This month represents something infinitely more important!  As we look forward to Christmas, it is good to pause and prepare ourselves for this Advent season. The history of Advent is an […]