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Back To School Advice

Today one of the next generation’s great leaders, Anna Dodd, started middle school.  In an effort to provide additional direction and intentionality to her life, the following is the advice I gave her as she began this next journey towards adulthood.  Learning Is A Privilege – Most children in the world do not have the access to the quality […]

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I’ve Never Loved My Mom As Much As I Do Now

My family is your classic American family in that we have our share of dysfunction.  Who doesn’t?  My mom, though, has had a tough year.  In March, she suffered some form of a diabetic seizure or stroke.  After a month in intensive care she was moved to a rehabilitation center.  After the insurance company deemed she was […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of July 2010

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmwJipHdqpA&hl=en_US&fs=1] I would like to thank everyone who took their valuable time to read this website during the month of July.  I am deeply humbled by the growth we experienced.  Readership more than doubled during the past month growing by 124%. Two main things became apparent – how much we were captivated by the LeBron James decision and how little we get […]

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The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Heard

There is no shortage of leadership advice and suggestions in the world today.  Matter of fact, you get a lot on this website.  However, when I think of the best leadership advice I ever received, I have to go back to 1990. Our church was conducting a revival.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with that term, a […]

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How To Impact Students: 10 Lessons From Summer Camp

My 11-year old daughter Anna spent this last week at Fellowship Bible Church’s summer camp.  Think Vacation Bible School on steroids!  It had an unbelievable impact on her life.  As I sat down and talked with her about the previous five days, it struck me that the strategies and leadership principles exhibited at the camp could be applied at any level of a […]

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5 Best Practices Any Father Can Do

This past Sunday I was driving to my church and noticed another church’s sign along the way.  It was clearly left over from the previous Father’s Day Sunday (which is a problem in itself) and said “Be A Great Father.  Just Show Up”.  I admit that this would be a huge step up for many dads in our society. However, has […]

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6 Leadership Lessons From Toy Story 3

On Sunday afternoon, my family and I went to the movies and watched Toy Story 3.  This is not the normal kind of movie I enjoy but everyone I knew who saw it highly recommended it.  We had a great time and what is shown during the credits is absolutely hilarious!  The creativity and talent of the teams at Disney and Pixar are […]

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5 Lies Men Believe

This morning my wife and I were discussing a book she is currently reading called Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  During our discussion, I began to think about the lies that we men believe. After processing my own experiences and those of the people I know, […]

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