I was in attendance to hear an accomplished leader (who happens to be a theologian) talk about an African proverb on elephants. I was also on the Internet watching a TED broadcast in which an ordained minister of a well-known church in southern California, Rick Warren, spoke about one of the most popular books ever that he happened to author. “A Purpose Driven Life” – you may have heard of it. Both messages resonated with me and confirmed for me why I get up every day and make the trek to the Credit Union. (more…)
As it relates to respect, societal norms have apparently taken a step back. Too many people are willing to “dis” their fellow man (or woman) without any consideration for seeking a place of common interest or (better yet) common understanding. (more…)
Let’s take some time to talk about backpacks – literally and figuratively. When I went to elementary school, I had a pencil box and gym bag. Seriously, that was it. Today, kids have a backpack. When I went to junior high school (today it’s middle school), I carried everything in my arms. The pencils moved their way from a box to my shirt pocket inside of a pocket protector. Now you know why I got beat up a lot at school. (more…)
You never know where or when the next great thing in your life is going to happen. I keep my eyes, ears (heck, all my senses) in full-on alert all the time. Lord knows, I don’t want to miss one of these great blessings. They come in all shapes, sizes and happenings, but one thing is for sure – when they occur, you know it. You look inside the moment as it is happening, you peel away all of the peripheral distractions, and suddenly as if there is a lightning strike, your sub-conscious registers a memory like “this is something I’m never going to forget.” In that split second of time your premonition would be right of course. (more…)
Can we talk honestly for just a few minutes? I mean honest – really honest.
This graduation season, I ended up hearing a commencement speech offered up by a Senator from another state. It was quite by accident. I just go to these things because they end up on the calendar and the wife makes me go, otherwise (quite frankly) I would rather have a root canal – they’re faster. And certainly, I don’t know of anyone who makes the decision to attend these exercises in endurance to hear the commencement speaker. (more…)