Category Archives: Father

The Most Neglected Advisers

When I wanted to ask Paula to marry me, I didn’t do so spontaneously.   There was something that I had to do first.   While I knew she was God’s choice for me I needed to get the approval of … Continue reading

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Complaining

When I was a few weeks from my 40th birthday I began to reminisce about the influences on my life.   For some reason I got an idea to compile several lists of 40 items that had blessed and helped me … Continue reading

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The Joy of Surprises

Years ago I was traveling through Vermont with my family and we took an exit to stretch and get a bite after driving for a while.   On our way back to the interstate my wife saw a quaint, small country … Continue reading

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Success and the Present Moment

When I read a book one of the things I am looking for are punchy quotes.    I collect them and organize them by topic to use when I speak.   People will forget a sermon, but they will remember a statement … Continue reading

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Measuring Success

When I was younger I wanted to be very successful.   I didn’t know what that meant, but I did know that failure was not an option and I was not interested in mediocrity.   As I am in my senior years … Continue reading

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Success and Our Schedule

When I was on a church staff in the outskirts of Washington D.C. one of the pastors who was very skilled in administration took me under his wing and taught me many things about being a leader.   He became a … Continue reading

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Success Requires Knowing What is Most Important

I love pictures.   My wife sometimes tells the kids, “Your Dad loves pictures more than anyone I know”.   I enjoy beautiful pictures of sunsets and things God made, they remind me of His wisdom and power.   If you looked at … Continue reading

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