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 into teams to play a game of…

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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.

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Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

Wisdom and Folly: the Battle goes on …

     The book of Proverbs provides a treasure trove of wisdom. A collection of sayings primarily by Solomon, the son of David, but also of others, in order to preserve what had been made known by God and learned by mankind. The Hebrew word for wisdom is hokmah. It was...

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Of Garland and Pendants

Of Garland and Pendants

A new year, 2020. A time for new beginnings, reflection and planning for the year ahead. Proverbs 29:18 states: “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” Vision is a companion to hope. We hope for better outcomes in our life and in the lives of our family and...

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Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

     Practicing gratitude generally begins at an early age in western civilization.  Teaching and training our children to express “thanks” to others, begins in the days when they are beginning to say words that we can understand. The training begins and carries on...

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The Ultimate Extreme Sport

The Ultimate Extreme Sport

 A journey to the Midwest recently entailed the adventure of experiencing a “Testify Training Camp.”  A new experience for my daughter and I which is one reason why it qualifies as an adventure! Something that fits the category of unusual, unique and perhaps unknown...

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A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

My father-in-law, Harve Soderholm, finished his work here on earth on June 11, 2019.  He was 89. He was a husband, a father and a disciple-maker. A man who loved God and walked with Him. For me, he was a mentor and a friend who walked with me along the narrow way. So...

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My House

My House

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house,...

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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Many years ago, the company I worked for acquired a European company based in England with operations in continental Europe. During that first year, I learned there was a joke circulated by the employees of this newly acquired company that made jest of the phrase,...

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The Hunt for Significance

The Hunt for Significance

Some trust in their career and some in their good health, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.* Psalm 20:7 Recently I had the privilege to attend a luncheon with business men where a man, Jay Whitmer, shared about his personal hunt for significance. His...

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Vision and the Word of God

Vision and the Word of God

Vision and the Word of God. They are indelibly linked. Proverbs 29:18 states, “Where there is no vision the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Sustaining a vision where people will flourish requires a love for God’s Word. One of God’s greatest...

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What’s in your wallet?

What’s in your wallet?

A large banking company here in the U.S. runs a commercial advertisement to market their credit card to consumers. The advertisement has been running for several years now, so the marketing plan has clearly been successful in generating new business. The tag line that...

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