Focus – on Believing

Selected Life Lesson Believe and have faith. -Leanne K’s Life Lesson from Conrad, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Last week was an anniversary of sorts for me. You see, last year on May 2, I was fired from a job. If you have ever been let go in a quick blaze of fire, a sudden meeting, and […]

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.

This column tri-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” appears every third Wednesday. Not very often does a television program come along that tells a great story. Sure, a lot of what is written for television is quality. But when the shows go off the air, we are sad because we have become attached to […]

Orbiting the Giant Hairball

I love when randomly recommended books turn out to be amazing! Then I find out that the book has been one of the favorites amongst leadership folks for 15 years! I will say this before I give my review for the book … you need to read Orbiting the Giant Hairball. There, now if you […]

FOCUS: Up & Down Adventures! (v3n11)

Selected Life Lesson Life is a like a roller coaster – when things are going downhill, if you hang on long enough, eventually you’ll go back up again. -Betty K’s lesson from Mason City, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… I remember growing up that I never ever EVER would go on roller coasters. It wasn’t until high […]

Life is a Permanent Beta Test

Jon Foreman, the lead singer of my favorite band Switchfoot once said, “[…] unlimited undos. I wish I had that in life.” The great thing is: We do! In life, we get as many chances as we need to find answers and ask questions. We have our whole lives to figures things out and reach […]

FOCUS: Don’t Worry! (v2n28)

This Week’s Lesson The things I have worried about are never as bad if they actually happen. -Linda L’s life lesson from Cedar Rapids, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Growing up I used to worry about everything. I remember as a 10 or 12 year old, we were on a family vacation to the southwest and I […]