A Good Decision-Clarifying Question

I’ve written before about having a decision-making filter. Decisions are often made in the heat of the moment or avoided and put off down the line because we get overwhelmed or are afraid of the consequences of what we decide. Having a filter for decisions – a decision making ethic, if you will – helps… Continue reading A Good Decision-Clarifying Question

Letting the Good In and the Bad Out

Photo by Sam Rupsa on Unsplash I’m in the middle of a short reading plan in YouVersion.  The plan is based on the classic Christian living book Boundaries. The big idea: We all have a particular plot of emotional, mental, physical land that we have been given control of. From there, we create boundaries that… Continue reading Letting the Good In and the Bad Out

7 more habits to transform the school year

I’ve taken off work for the last two days of our kids’ summer vacation. Yesterday, after orientation for the new school year, the five of us grabbed sandwiches and talked about the upcoming school year. In talking about how to tackle this new year, my wife and I encouraged them to ask questions. She even went… Continue reading 7 more habits to transform the school year

One key mindset we must build into our children (and ourselves)

Our sons were told last year that they would be going into a slightly more advanced version of math this year. They get their brilliance from me. Now that I’ve gotten the braggy part of this post out of the way, let me move on to the important part. The other day, one of our… Continue reading One key mindset we must build into our children (and ourselves)

How Gratitude Keeps You Alert

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.”  – Colossians 4:2 I am not sure why this verse struck me this morning. Often when I’m in the homestretch of one of Paul’s epistles in the Bible, I’ll start glossing over the last few encouragements. But something about how Paul connects… Continue reading How Gratitude Keeps You Alert