Archive | January, 2014

Snow Day Polar Vortex

Creating a Family Rhythm in the Polar Vortex

For our family here in Michigan, this is the 6th day school has been canceled due to snow or extreme cold temperatures, (also known as the Polar Vortex). I know friends in Minnesota who have much colder temperatures, but this morning they are predicting wind-chills of -35f! I came from the UK in 2000 and […]


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Time for Kids

The Influence of Time On A Child’s Life

I saw this video last night that caught my attention… It’s already gone viral with many TV networks and has become a talking point for many in the news. Perhaps it’s because a for once a Police car dash cam is capturing a positive moment rather than some destructive or violent scene? Maybe it’s because […]


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Kids Influence

How To Have A Greater Influence With Your Kids

Parenting in our world today can be scary as we see so many negative inputs in the lives of our children. From a skewed media, to negative peer pressure, our kids are under a constant barrage from negative influences. How can a parent compete? How can a parent protect their kids? How can a parent […]


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leadership fail

5 Steps to Successfully Deal with Failure

A greater measure of success can be seen in how we respond positively to failure when it comes our way… Failure stinks! Whether you are leading a large team of people, or leading your kids, or volunteering, the feeling of failure does not sit well with any leader. If you are like me, it is […]


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Essential Family Time Clock

4 Essential Times for Families

Recently I wrote a post titled, 5 Priorities for Families in the New Year. One priority I mentioned was the importance of creating quantity and quality family time. The challenge for most families is trying to find quantity and quality family times in our increasingly busy lives. Before we know it, we have no time for […]


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Leadership Journey

How to Lead Others – Even When They Don’t Always Agree With You

One of the greatest accomplishments of a leader is to see his or her followers capture a vision  and work as a team to see that vision become a reality. There will be times however, when followers don’t agree with every decision and direction a leader is taking. So, the question is, how can we lead others, even […]


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Snapchat Ministry Students

Ministering to Teenagers in a Snapchat World

A few months ago, I wrote an article for The Leadership Journal about how to effectively minister to students in a culture that is increasingly overly sexualized. Whether you are a parent or someone who works with students, I hope this article will help you as you invest in students lives: If you work with […]


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Leader-vs-Manager INFOGRAPHIC

INFOGRAPHIC: Leader Vs. Manager

What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? Why is it important to know the difference if you are a leader of people? The following infographic  from Chuck Mache gives a simple but brilliant comparison between a leader and a manager. As a leader in the local church, it is imperative that I learn […]


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Family Priorities

5 Priorities for Families in the New Year

I’m not one to make new years resolutions. Most of my previous new years resolutions have been made new years eve, or on new years day! If you are like me, I have not been good at keeping resolutions since there is no plan or follow through. So, rather than create a resolution that I […]


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