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Good Friday Reflection: That time I l...

Good Friday Reflection: That time I left without paying for lunch…
Recently, I met my friend, Lisa, for lunch. It was a snowy day (so it could have been this past Tuesday, right?) Anywhoo, Lisa and I arranged to meet at a little café about 30 minutes away from my office. It’s the kind of cute cafe that’s too quaint to show up on a GPS, so I drove past it a few times before I realized I had actua [...]

Don’t miss me, Mom…

Samantha leaving for camp
Samantha leaving for camp this past Monday This week, my 18-year old daughter, Samantha, has been away at camp. A few months ago, she interviewed to be a 5th grade camp counselor and was thrilled to be selected. My soon-to-be-graduated senior bolted from my car on Monday with a big smile on her face. As she grabbed her bags and slammed the ca [...]

Four things that gross me out…

Four things that gross me out…
Hi friends, I usually like to post something inspirational or encouraging. But, not today. Today, I just want to share four things that gross me out. Here they are: 1. Hotdog chunks with spaghetti This is the photo that started it all. I saw this on Facebook tonight and gagged. I didn’t almost gag. I gagged. The only reason I’m p [...]

Know Someone Hurting? Follow the R...

Bekindgraphic
Bad news always feels like a punch in the gut, right? This morning, I logged onto Facebook and saw that a young mother had lost her 2 1/2 year old little girl last night. This sweet baby suffered from a congenital disease and while her family knew that the precious one’s life would be short, nonetheless, the news came as a shock. By now [...]

Stuff I didn’t have time to say...

Uncertainty Just Ahead Green Road Sign with Dramatic Storm Clouds and Sky.
Here’s a portion of an email that I received from a woman about my “Trust Fall” message this past weekend: “For me, I have a hard time trusting God with uncertainty. I like to know when, where, and how all things are going to happen. Over the past 6 months I have had everything that I had thought was for certain turned [...]

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  • Don’t Fall Behind April 21, 2014
    Last week, I was part of a team that traveled to another city to visit some of our competitors. Although we’ve done this several times before, I always find it valuable. I was reminded again how easy it is to fall behind – as brands, as organizations and as individual leaders. What does falling behind » Read More The post Don’t Fall Behind appeared first on […]
  • Good Enough February 13, 2014
    Last week Lydia and I headed to the store to pick out the valentines for her class party. She perused the holiday aisle, quickly discounted anything that was not Disney princess-themed, and was elated to discover a box of “Fun Shaped Pretzels,” some with princess pictures and some with Cars characters. $3.99 later we were […]
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