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 […]

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 […]

Living in Full Color

The joy of the first table read. Two weeks ago a friend of mine from the writer’s group had us do a table read of one of the scenes from his new play. I played a priest. I had never been a part of a “true” table read, and in reality, this wasn’t a true […]

FOCUS: Change! (v2n25)

This Week’s Lesson The future is essentially unpredictable because change is the one thing we can always depend upon. -John B’s life lesson from Prairie Village, Kan. Richard’s Thoughts… The winds of change are upon us… literally. Here in Kansas and across most of the world, the season is in a drastic change and the […]

Do Something is Doing Something

I was recently browsing the Web and looking at different ways to volunteer and DoSomething.org came across my radar. What a great resource! If you haven’t heard about it, here is a brief overview: Do Something promotes the idea that every person can make a difference. For many of my readers who are over the […]

FOCUS: One Stream! (v2n21)

This Week’s Lesson You will never be truly happy and successful unless you do things for other people. -Less’s life lesson from Minot, North Dakota Richard’s Thoughts… Community service has often been called noble service. I started volunteering back in 1999 and now, ten years later things have changed. Not only can I volunteer in […]

We are One Stream

We live in one world. Just one. Oftentimes it however it seems we live in many and can only affect the world nearest us. We live in our neighborhoods, then communities, then cities, then states, then nations, then our continent and then the world. But alas, it is one world we live in. What I […]