An Unfriendly Man

An Unfriendly Man

Proverbs 18:1 “An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all sound judgment.” NIV Friendship among men is not a major strength for most. Why is that? As Proverbs states, selfishness is a major contributor. And that’s a sin. Friendship requires me to reach out...
Guarding Your Sons Feet From Sliding Away

Guarding Your Sons Feet From Sliding Away

While reading in the Psalms recently, a verse of Scripture reminded me of a song that our children sang during their elementary school days. My wife, Marian, had put music to this particular verse. Psalm 37:31 states: “The law of his God is in his heart, none of his...
Pressure Makes Diamonds

Pressure Makes Diamonds

 A colleague of mine many years ago would proffer the quote, “pressure makes diamonds,” when a tough assignment was on the horizon in our business. Difficult decisions would need to be made and the choices would have consequences, not only for the business, but also...
Something About Dad

Something About Dad

     As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of my childhood days in elementary school. The exciting side of my world in those days involved the world of boys, not girls. Those were days where competition reigned nearly every day as my friends and I would divide up...
Give and Take

Give and Take

Good guys finish last it is said in a “dog eat dog” world of competitive business. But is that really true? A couple of years ago, my cousin, who is a psychologist, recommended a book to me with which he was quite enamored, entitled “Give and Take” by Adam Grant. In...