Dominican Republic trip

Merlyn and my Dad are headed to the Domican Republic (D.R.) tomorrow morning for the Cross Point mission trip.  We’ve been finishing their packing today and getting them ready to leave the house at 4:25 AM tomorrow morning.  There are about 17 people from Cross Point going on this trip and they are going to have […]

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Who’s on your team?

I think the book that has had the most influence on me as a leader is John C. Maxwell’s book The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day.  I bought this book over 6 years ago and I re-read it at least once a year.  I’m about 1/2 way through it again in the […]

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Who's on your team?

I think the book that has had the most influence on me as a leader is John C. Maxwell’s book The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day.  I bought this book over 6 years ago and I re-read it at least once a year.  I’m about 1/2 way through it again in the […]

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Bring out the Best

As a leader one of your responsibilities is to bring out the best in the people that you work with and/or lead.  This sounds great, right?  We all want to see people operating in their strengths and contributing in a way that makes them feel successful.  The challenge with this is the process.  Sometimes bringing […]

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Happy Birthday Mick!

This weekend we celebrated Mick’s birthday.  Mick’s adopted and we don’t know his real birthday so we celebrate it on the day we got him.  We estimate that Mick is about nine years old now and in dog years that makes him eligible for retirement (9×7=63).  Not sure what will change about his lifestyle since his usual day consists of a […]

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Natalie Grant weekend

Friday night I was invited to an event that I didn’t really know much about with a friend, but it was a chance to spend some time together so I agreed to go.  We attended a benefit concert featuring Natalie Grant, a Christian artist that I was familiar with but ironically in my nine years in the music business […]

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9 years and counting!

Today Merlyn and I celebrate our 9th anniversary!  Honestly I can’t believe I’m really old enough to be married that long, but I’m thankful that he has been willing to put up with me for all these years. Merlyn lets me shine… and he’s completely comfortable with that.  He lets me follow my dreams.  He […]

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Setting the tone

Leadership notes from my journal… “As a leader you set the tone/atmosphere for the enviroments where you lead.  If you are high strung, stressed out, nervous or even complacent, the others around you will reflect the tone you set.” I mess this up all the time!

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Search for support

  There is a cool website called GoodSearch that makes donations to non-profit organizations for on-line searches and shopping.  I have been using this sight for nearly a year and directing my donations to Refined Inc., the non-profit company that I co-founded that is designed to equip church leaders with tools and resources to enhance and […]

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Happy Birthday Sis!

Today is my sister Jes’ birthday so I thought I would take the chance to tell you more about her and share some pics.  Hilda, as I affectionately call her, has always been the bright, cheery, outgoing one of the two of us.  She loves people and is a loyal friend.  She encourages me more than she probably knows and I’m […]

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