Words Have Power

There’s power in words.  Beauty in words.  Grace in words. Words create movement.  They craft nations.  They seal a marriage.  They cast a vision.  They make us laugh. They focus our...

Below The Surface

When I gaze across the ocean, I can see watery expanses of aqua stretching to the horizon. But I can’t see the life beneath. The swimming fish, seaweed and swirling sand are all invisible to...

Rethinking Our Connections

The idea of relationships is simply about connecting or more importantly finding a connection.  The implication is that we must be proactivewe must find these points of connection and common...

Pat The Porcupine

While on vacation, our family took a day trip to a petting zoo. Our daughters loved getting up close and personal with all the animals. The place had your normal array of animals: bunnies,...

Community Promotes Formation

Everyone is terrified to be known! With that first tentative step into community, you risk being known.  That includes the good, the bad and the ugly.  Putting yourself out there is scary, but...

Hide & Seek

As odd as it might sound, when I am walking outside sometimes I am looking for places that would make good spots to hide. I blame it on the numerous summer days spent playing Hide and Seek with my...

House Of Mirrors

When the leaves begin to turn colors and the air gets a littler crisper at night, fall festivals start taking place in cities and towns all across America. Its a special time of year when everyone...

SHARING IS BELIEVING

Have you ever had to make a decision and in the process of sharing it with someone you come to your own conclusion before they even get out their third uh-huh?  Things just sound different in our...

DOING OUR PART

The first word that I picked, three years ago, was humility. At the time, my wife and I had just closed a business, and had a newborn son. There was no work to be found, especially for someone...

A Posture Of Transparency

The idea of relationships is simply about connecting or more importantly finding a connection.  The implication is that we must be proactivewe must find these points of connection and common...