Great players win MVP awards. Great teams win championships. Those two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but it is important to understand the power of synergy on a team. Unfortunately we grow up placing greater value and focus on becoming an MVP. We imagine ourselves out on the field hitting the game winning … More Collaboration is King
What possibilities exist in your life right now? What opportunity is out there that could become game-changers in your life? We live in a day and age where the possibilities are almost limitless. Combine that with the knowledge that we were created in the image of God and the realm of possibilities grows even larger. … More Thinking Outside the Box
The end of the year is always a special time. Growing up I used to love listening to one of the main radio stations or watching TV stations give their “highlights” of the year. Whether it was the biggest news stories, the top songs or things of that nature the end of year reviews have … More Looking Back and Looking Ahead
I’m a pretty big fan of team sports. From the time I was little I always seemed to be drawn towards things like basketball, baseball, football and soccer. The team dynamic is the common thread between these various sports – beyond that each of them is pretty different. In football when you have the ball … More What Name is on Your Jersey?
I’ll go ahead and start out with a confession – I stink at resting. Working hard feels native to me, but resting is something I really have to focus on if I am going to make it happen. Don’t get me wrong; I love the idea of rest. It sounds like a wonderful concept. When you … More Why Can’t I Rest?
Have you ever noticed that in a group environment there are people you naturally gravitate towards? Conversely have you noticed there are people you tend to dodge? From our youngest days in social settings we learn this truth. There are people we would chose to be around, and there are others we would chose to … More Dealing with Difficult People
There are a few new items taking up residence on the shelves of our home. Our daughter has a growing desire to play with board games. She does not really understand the rules, but she loves setting up the board and playing with all of the pieces. At clean up time she looks at me … More 4 Elements of a Great Volunteer Team