Leadership

Quiet – The Internet Can’t Do This

Quiet – The internet doesn’t do quiet. It’s good for a lot of things, but quiet is not one of them. The internet overflows with information. It is loud and noisy. It’s a million voices. It’s full of people. (Many who…

Lowering the Bar

I was inspired by a friend (Denice Lambert) who posted this on facebook: J: What do you want these boys to wear? Me: They already dressed themselves. They sort of match and their clothes don’t have any holes or stains.…

Compass or Map

Compass or Map

The goal of teaching is to enable and empower students to navigate this world with a compass, but I’ve been teaching them with maps. Here’s what I mean: As a teacher, I work very hard show my students the steps…

Community Group

We just got back from a little trip with our Community Group (or “Life Group” as they will be called soon) and so I’ve been reflecting on some of our times together: I love this group. We play together, serve…

The Tackle

It’s been more than 30yrs, but I still remember one tackle. I was in elementary school and my parents were moving me from the YMCA football league to the City league. These kids were older and bigger. I was a…

Blazin’ a Trail

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  ~ Unknown. (Sometimes attributed to Emerson & McAlindon) Meridian State Park (Texas) is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s where…

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