Learning the Lesson of Focus

In his book, That First Season, John Eisenberg tells the following story of Vince Lombardi: Obsessing over a new offensive wrinkle one day, he forgot to put on his pants after practice and left the locker room wearing just his underwear; a security guard told him to go back and finish dressing. It was his … Continue reading Learning the Lesson of Focus


Searching for the Source

"What a great story to illustrate my point," I thought as I prepared for a sermon. Then the meddlesome voice of Charles Spurgeon came to mind, "As far as you can, make sure your illustrations are true stories." Seriously? Couldn't I have let that slip my mind until next Monday?!? I went to lunch and … Continue reading Searching for the Source

12 (+1) Reasons Why Life is Better

I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon and watched "13 Reasons Why." It was only the first episode, but one episode was enough. Rather than giving my review or sharing how I felt a little sick to my stomach after watching, I'd like to offer a few reasons why life is better.