Managing the Course

If you don’t manage your own life,
someone or something else will.
The choice is yours!

I’m a golf fanatic.  In season I play several times a week, primarily at the club where I belong.  I never tire of the game; the people I’m with, the course layout/conditions, and the personal challenge, make each round a rewarding experience.  Considering how much I play, one would think I carry a relatively low handicap; not true!  I’m right in the middle.  Sometimes I get strokes in a match, and other times, I give them away. …

A Values-led Life

Decide what you stand for, and then stand for it all the time!”

                                                       – Clayton Christensen

Put yourself in this position. You’re the starting center on your college basketball team, and the team’s successful season, combined with winning postseason tournament play, has led them to the final game for the national championship. It is to be played the following Sunday. This will be a problem. At age 16 you had made a personal commitment to God that you would not play basketball on Sunday because that is when you observe the Sabbath. …

I’ve Got a Secret

“Here’s the problem. Most people are thinking about what the don’t want in their lives and they are wondering why it shows up over and over again.”  – J. Assaraf

Did you see it?  If not, look at the picture again.  Ahhh, now you see it!  So here’s my question:  Did you focus on the first math problem (which does have the wrong answer) or the other nine that are correct?  Something similar to this was posted on Instagram by a teacher who was using it as a teachable moment for his class. …

A Labor of Love

“Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose.  But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.”  – S. Pavlina

It was about 2:15 yesterday afternoon that I got the call.  I was walking off the 18th green, and her question was short and simple.  “I’m heading back down to Weaver’s, do you think Norris (the Club’s Executive Chef) would like a peck of peaches?” 

Keeping the Faith

“Keep the faith.  Some of the most amazing things in life tend to happen just at the moment you’re about to give up hope.”

Well I did and it happened!  A few weeks ago last year’s National League Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, were 5 and 10 having just lost to Cincinnati.  The team’s current designated hitter, Kyle Schwarber was carrying a .221 batting average while Bryce Harper was still recovering from elbow surgery.  The pitching staff was less than impressive and fielding errors were common.…