Family

New York City

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Recently, my wife and I traveled to New York City to celebrate our anniversary. Previously, we went to NYC on our honeymoon and 5th anniversary. We’ve also taken our kids there for a quick trip. We love the city! Whenever we are telling people about what we’ve done they say things like “I would love to go but just don’t know what to do there” or “I wish I could go for the first time with you or someone who […]

Church

Who Is Your Coach?

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Last month I watched the Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl. Before, during and (especially) after the game I heard people proclaim that Tom Brady is the GOAT. That stands for Greatest of All Time if you haven’t visited Urban Dictionary recently. I can’t argue with his accomplishments. 9 Super Bowl appearances. 6 Super Bowl titles. A changing cast of supporting players. Seemingly “no-name” receivers for the most part. Even his detractors and those who bring up that […]

Leadership

How I Responded to a 1-star Review

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My brother and I wrote a book for Pastors and it has been received far better than we could have ever hoped. I don’t say that in a braggadocios way, nor is it a humble-brag where I’m bragging but don’t want you to know it. Literally hundreds, if not thousands of pastors have been encouraged. So many positive and thankful Facebook posts, emails sent, tweets, etc. Currently on Amazon the book has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating. But […]

Leadership

A Leadership Mistake I’ve Made and You Have Too

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I’m ashamed to admit it but I disciplined my son a few years ago for spilling a drink. The problem was, it was not my 7-year-old, or my 5 year old…it was my 2-year-old. And he didn’t mean to spill it, he tripped. And it wasn’t his idea to have the drink in a cup without a lid…it was mine. I got on to him not because of the spilled drink, but because I was frustrated about something else…and I […]

Leadership

Change Before You Have To

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Here’s the truth: You will change. Your doctor will tell you to change your diet or exercise or you’re going to have a heart attack. Your wife will tell you to change or she’s leaving. Your staff will tell you they can’t work for you anymore. Your best friend will tell you they can’t trust you. The church attender will tell you they don’t feel like there’s a future here for their family anymore. The question is “will you change […]