I am sitting one city block away from where the funeral of Muhammad Ali will be taking place in just a couple hours, attended by well-known people such as President Bill Clinton and actors Billy Crystal and Will Smith. In … Continue reading “The Greatest”
As I am exiting the tunnel of my busy season at work, I am evaluating how I handled my life over the last six weeks or so. In this evaluation, I don’t think I would give myself a failing grade, … Continue reading Busy Season: Lessons Learned
In my journey to become the best father I can be, I have found a method of disciplining my kids which I think (hope) is very effective. I use this method because, while it does punish the little devils when … Continue reading What I Need to Learn from Disciplining My Own Children
When I experienced a deep, dark depression a couple years ago, it happened to me. It’s the same thing that happens to most people who experience depression. “It” is weight fluctuation. Depression can cause people to either gain a lot … Continue reading The Secrets of Developing Self-Discipline
Everyone who does anything worthwhile will receive criticism. It’s just the nature of the beast. You were put on this planet for a reason, and no one else has the exact same reason as you. (There may be similarities, but … Continue reading If You Aren’t Being Criticized, What the Heck Are You Doing?
Making people’s worlds better would be easier if it weren’t for people, right? If you picked up on the irony in that statement, you see the issue at hand: the very people you want to help are very often the … Continue reading When People Knock You Down
I once used a predicament to show how much of a difference can come from just a little bit of something. During a meeting with some adult volunteers at a church youth group, I told them, “You have ONE dollar … Continue reading What if You Only Had These 3 Things?