• My 12 Favorite Podcasts Right Now

    I love to listen to podcasts when I am traveling or walking. I have found it to be one of the most helpful resources in my personal, professional and spiritual growth. I can subscribe to a podcast and each time a new one is produced, it automatically downloads to my phone and the next time… Read more »

  • Where are you right now in your life?

    We often refer to life as a journey. We move from one phase of life to another. What usually separates people is the intention with which they move. Do you have a path in mind or a plan in place? Do you take steps with intentionality.? One of the keys to making the correct transition… Read more »

Gratitude and being thankful get a lot of attention during the season of Thanksgiving. There is an effort to get people to focus, if only for a day, on the things for which we are grateful. There is a genuine feeling of gratitude that surrounds our meals and conversations and occasionally it extends for a… Read more »

Sometimes couples struggle to create conversation. They create time to be together and maybe even find an environment to be alone only to struggle to find a topic that creates conversation. One of the simplest ways to overcome this is to have a list of questions to help jump start the conversation. One single question… Read more »

Earlier this year some friends of ours asked us to join them on a trip to see the World Finals of the Pro Bull Riders in Las Vegas. We love to experience new things and we love to travel so we agreed to go. Bull riding is not normally something that I follow, but we… Read more »

  I have heard it said that money and politics are the two hardest topics to discuss in the church and among believers. When it comes to politics, our nation may be as divided as ever. There is a growing divide between party affiliation and what appears to be less willingness to do what is… Read more »

Every relationship brings certain challenges and expectations. None of these relationships have higher expectations and needs than the marriage relationship. With divorce rates hovering around 50% it is clear that many marriages face problems they consider to be insurmountable. All marriages face certain challenges. It is part of the process of two people becoming one…. Read more »

  Leadership is often defined as influence. As a matter of fact, the world’s foremost authority on leadership, John Maxwell, says that leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. Let’s take that as the definition. Are there any other questions that then come to mind about leadership? Can you define what influence is? Can you… Read more »

Many companies offer loyalty programs. From cards for your key chains to apps for your devices, companies are constantly looking for ways to keep customers coming back. These loyalty programs have obvious benefits for the company. It helps them track your habits and know how often you use their brand. It allows them to collect… Read more »

It is increasingly common for at least one of the spouses in a marriage to have been married previously. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, in 2013 40% of all marriages included at least one spouse who was previously married. There are several reasons for this. After 1960, the divorce rate rose steadily… Read more »

We all believe we are self-sufficient. We think we can solve all of our problems and diagnose all of our issues. There are few places where we resist help any more than in our marriage. Sometimes couples feel like if they need help then it is not worth saving. We often approach the situation believing… Read more »