March 31, 2016

Not All Negativity is Bullying

It hurts us when our kids hurt. We want to assist them. Help them. Fix it. Maybe even make the other person hurt as much as our kid does. But what if we could turn those moments of pain into lessons our kids can take into adulthood? What if we stopped allowing our kids to be victimized and teach them that bad things happen and it doesn’t define who they are? In this video, I […]
March 24, 2016

Let’s Stop Using Email

Have you ever sent an email thinking it was clearly written, then suddenly find yourself in an all-out email war, reiterating or clarifying the information with multiple emails and CC’d individuals (knowing full well there are likely other people in the BCC line that you don’t even know about!) all to leave you wondering what the hell went wrong? After all, you were so clear. Of course you have. I probably just described a daily occurrence […]
July 24, 2014

Blessings From My “Fun Dad”

This Monday, the man who I affectionately referred to as my “Fun Dad” left this world to be with his Lord. Lyle was so many things to so many people and as I’ve spent this week reflecting on the blessings I came to know from his presence in my life, I decided to honor his memory by sharing a few of them. Lyle was a man of great faith. We say that about a lot […]
January 30, 2014

The Lost of a Heartfelt Thank-You

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of hearing, for a second time, the author of the book, “The Richest Man in Town”. He had offered the talk to students in grades 5-12 from our high school earlier in the afternoon and the evening session was for our entire community. Just as he did 5 years ago when I heard him before, VJ Smith reminded me of a few key principles in life that somehow […]