My Soul Longs for You

Just like a deer that craves streams of water, my whole being craves you, God. My whole being thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and see God’s face? - Psalm 42:1 Hunger and thirst for the Living God have been occupying my thoughts the last several weeks. It is a … Continue reading My Soul Longs for You

Eyes Wide Open

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? - Bob Marley Rarely have I ever gone into any situation fully aware of what to expect. As a matter of fact, I never have. Nope, not once. I’m also fairly sure that I’m not alone in this experience. New situations are … Continue reading Eyes Wide Open

Home for Christmas

There are many who struggle through the holidays. It can be a very hard time as we deal with the twists and turns life throws our way. Whether it is a missing or lost loved one, financial hardship, or some other tragedy, the struggle is very real for some. But there is hope. I'll be … Continue reading Home for Christmas

Three Characteristics of an Influential Leader

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. -Max de Pree Over the years, much has been taught and written about leadership and the skills, character traits, and knowledge needed to become influential or effective leaders. Some of it … Continue reading Three Characteristics of an Influential Leader

Daring to Become a Leader

Every military branch spends considerable amounts of time, resources, and energy on training leaders. Each has plans and programs to develop their members and raise up new generations of leaders who conform to their ideal. They have a goal and a path to follow. They forge ahead relentlessly shaping young minds year after year into particular … Continue reading Daring to Become a Leader

Transform Your Life with a New Attitude

Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature. Romans 12:2 The attitude you display and carry with you on a daily basis has a weighty impact on everything. Your … Continue reading Transform Your Life with a New Attitude

The Art of Listening Can Make You an Influencer

When I was young, I never knew how to be quiet. I wasn’t overly loud, but I talked all the time. When I had no one else with whom to talk, I talked to myself. Even when I wasn’t talking, I was making some kind of noise, some sound effect, some imitation. It especially drove … Continue reading The Art of Listening Can Make You an Influencer

Love, Hope, and a Coming Victory

It was a training and proving ground. There was discouragement, setbacks, and challenges at every turn. But those are stories for another time, and they aren’t mine alone. This is one such story of challenges and trials. It is also a story of love, hope, and a coming victory. Over the years, we have faced … Continue reading Love, Hope, and a Coming Victory

The Start of a New Adventure

Well, here I am, beginning a new journey in the life for which I was purposefully created. After a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, I have embarked on the life I was called to at a young age. I retired from service to my country in April of 2015 and started a journey … Continue reading The Start of a New Adventure