“Why Are You Cast Down,…

O my soul and why are you in turmoil within me?” These words are repeated, presumably as an expression of David, in Psalm 42 more than once. Simply put they were words of despair, depression and discouragement. David, the man after God’s own heart confesses his battle with soul despair. Even Jesus, the perfectly divine […]

Last Installment…Tips To Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 4

I hope you have found these tips to be helpful, but most of all I hope you weave these tips into your life. Here are tips 5 and 6. TIP# 5: Take advantage of reading Tools… Your ready proficiency might improve by using any number of reading tools that enhance and assist your reading experience. […]

More Tips for Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 3…

Oscar Wilde said, “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” And Thomas Jefferson said, “I cannot live without books.” So, I want to continue what I began in two previous blogs by sharing with you another tip that I have used […]

Tips to Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 2…

It was Buckminster Fuller who is credited with creating the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not quiet as simple, given the fact that different types of knowledge have different rates of growth. […]

6 Tips to Becoming a Better Reader Pt. 1

Would you like to become a world-class expert in some field? You can. And the path to expertise is reading. That’s right, reading! We are told that the basis of becoming an expert is to read in a chosen subject area for one hour a day for seven years, you’ll become an expert in that […]

Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Tick…

An excerpt from John Ortberg’s forthcoming book, All the Places You’ll Go … Except When You Don’t refers to an online magazine that asked the question, “if you had to summarize your life in six words, what would they be?” It was inspired by a possibly legendary challenge posed to Ernest Hemingway to write a […]

Leadership Thought 101… 4 Things That a Staff Needs to Know to Succeed:

Perhaps you’ve heard the old adage, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” Some times the weakest link in an organization is the result of a person not being in the right slot. At other times it can be the by-product of insecurity resulting from not knowing the heart of their leader. Many teams […]