October 21, 2020

On August 7th I stood in the emergency room entrance with Nels waiting to go back and see Nash. At this point, I hadn’t called my family yet to let them know what had happened. Nels kept urging me to call them and I kept saying “Not Yet”. The third time he gave me the very stern voice and look that only and he and my Dad have ever been able to get away with and said, “Karen, you have to call them!” I shook my head “yes” as I walked over to the corner to call my mom....

September 23, 2020

We were driving to school to drop Mac off for her day, and as we drove we were praying as Karen had started that tradition a couple of years ago with our kids. Praying with them each day as they drove to school. So we prayed. Then as we get there, she always had her ending words of encouragement of “Go be awesome” or “Make it a great day” etc. And today, Mac gets out, turns and looks back to say goodbye and I love you, she did something different, and a first. She l...

August 5, 2020

I have been a worrier my entire life. Unfortunately, it is just the way that the Good Lord created me. I got tested for my first ulcer when I was in grade school - even at the ripe old age of 11, I was always worrying. There is no good reason behind my worrying and its something that I struggle to control most days. It may be worrying over something big that involves the kids or it could be something completely immaterial that wakes me up at 3:00 am and keeps me fro...

April 8, 2020

Today is a great day! That is if you are choosing to make it great! There are many things in our control and many things not in our control, but control over our mind and the state of our attitude is a choice. And right now, choosing to have a steady diet of doom and gloom from any media source will likely greatly affect your control of your mind and state of your attitude.

  

Talking on these things is more of the definition of thinking positively. Now, if we lo...

March 25, 2020

Max Lucado teaches us your heart is like a greenhouse. Our thoughts are the seeds, and your mind is the doorway to your greenhouse. What we feed our mind, goes right through our brain and prefrontal cortex, then on deeper into our brain to begin to formulate our thoughts. Our heart is the powerhouse of our bodies, and it allows us to grow or decay. What we feed our mind is the water and the food we feed the seeds and that is often tainted water or food that is not h...

February 26, 2020

Who would agree that it seems like we live in a more agitated world today than we did 20 years ago? It seems and feels to me as we all interact every day, people tend to be more easily agitated, more easily upset, and for sure more focused on the negative vs focusing on the positive. All of these things can result in some form of worry or anxiety for some.

Technology and media platforms of today places life, wants, desires, relationships, negatives, and the Jones’s i...

June 26, 2019

As leaders and parents, we often believe we can’t show weakness.  As leaders and parents, we believe we must remove all emotion to make decisions, handle conflict, and build trust.  But if you are truly wanting your people to follow your lead, showing some emotion will actually forge a deeper convicted trusted relationship with your team or family more than being a stoic, stern-faced, emotionless human being.
 
The simple fact is, that if what you do every day,...

May 23, 2019

Today we look to use social media to ignite all Pray Warriors as we pray for relief from the rain as many people are suffering across many states!  We need your help, your prayers, and you know your prayer warrior friends, ignite them to join us!  We look to use our collective internal voices to command external action!

Today our awesome God, we come before you giving you all the glory and praise.  You are an amazing God that is so good to us, and we often for...

March 20, 2019

We all have a sense of independence to us.  This independence includes other similar traits like confidence, pride, being a little cavalier and the desire to be the best. However, regardless of the profession or way of life, to be successful at anything, we all have to submit ourselves to a higher being, higher purpose, higher calling to the team or to the organization.  It took me 32 years to learn the lesson of submission.  To fully submit to my wife, my businesse...

August 29, 2018

Life creates chaos, growth creates chaos, progress creates chaos.  The key to chaos is ensuring the chaos is constructive and not destructive.  I started telling our staff years ago about how we created chaos in the culture of growth created within our organization.  Entrepreneurs create chaos, we then have to get it managed, before more growth.  But we can all think of the deconstructive chaos. The people that gossip.  The people that create drama, live in drama, b...

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