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.…

You Have Homework

The meaning of life is often found in moments of simple joy.  Perhaps the greatest gift we can give is to share those moments with others.

The conversation began innocently enough.  Our initial discussion focused on the usual two topics discussed by men in their seventies; our medical issues and our grandchildren.  We are both fortunate, as the health issues we face are minor and our grandchildren are the lights of our lives.  Rich then asked me, “Anything else new and exciting going on?”