What To Do In Your 20s
Today, we begin a four-part series focusing on what to do in four specific decades: 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. (No offense to those 60 and beyond. I just haven’t gotten there yet!) Before you discard the decades you’re not currently in, think of someone who is and forward this email to them. One of…Read More
A Lesson From My Dad
This past Sunday marked 10 years since my Dad passed away. That’s 3,650 days without him. I’ve missed him each and every one. On Day 3,650 without him, this past Sunday, I was intrigued to notice which memory surfaced in my mind. I’m old enough to know to pay attention to memories when they surface…Read More
What Are You Waiting For?
I was never truly ready. In fact, if I had waited until I was ready I never would have become a parent, written my first book, become a pastor, and launched my own business. In each case, I was in over my head. Honestly, I still am. It’s why I’ve often returned to this…Read More
Is Your Path Unclear?
Chances are you clicked on this email because your path is unclear. I can assure you it’s definitely true for the person writing this email. 🙂 The other day I heard a quote from Joseph Campbell: “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s path.” Two years ago, I veered off…Read More
It Takes Longer Than We Think
Over the course of 18 years as a pastor, I was a part of four building projects, one for Buckhead Church, and three for Gwinnett Church. Along the way, I was told this piece of advice: “It’s going to take longer than you think, and it’s going to cost more than you think.” As…Read More
You’re Further Along Than You Think
If you’ve ever felt like you’re behind… If you’ve ever felt like people are ahead of you… If you’ve ever felt like you should be further along in life than you are, this week’s email is for you. Here’s the bottom line: You aren’t behind. You are where you are. You can’t start from anywhere…Read More
My Mom, The Atlanta Hawks And Trae Young
I have a tendency to take life way too seriously. The older I get the more I realize life is lived best with a sense of humor, a bounce-back resiliency, and an appreciation for the occasional twist of irony that can come our way. Let me explain. My Mom recently turned 95 years old.…Read More
You’re Further Along Than You Think.
If you’ve ever felt like you’re behind… If you’ve ever felt like people are ahead of you… If you’ve ever felt like you should be further along in life than you are, this week’s email is for you. Here’s the bottom line: You aren’t behind. You are where you are. You can’t start from…Read More
A Loss To Start The Year
I’ve never really thought of myself as a dog-person but for the past 12 years I’ve definitely been an Ellie-person. Ellie was our 12-year-old dog. She passed away last week. 12 years ago, when Wendy suggested we get a dog for the family, I quickly disagreed. She presented her case. I presented mine. So… we…Read More
My Word For The Year
Happy New Year everyone! Like many of you, I try to find a word or phrase to be the theme of the year. As some of you know, I also try to pick one of the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit which is referenced in the New Testament: Love, joy, peace, patience,…Read More