I recently returned from the Dallas area where I was attending a leadership retreat. The leader of the retreat stopped early on the second day with a word of encouragement for the group. He shared his military experience and how the term 'at ease' is actually a command. When the highest ranking office in the room sees a higher ranking office about the enter the room, he or she yells to the rest "Attention!"
By mid-June, I knew I was in trouble. I told my wife and I told my staff I was in dangerous territory. I hadn't done anything wrong. I possessed no wrong motives but circumstances around me since the beginning of 2018 were choking me physically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually. They had been more than … Continue reading Ruthlessly Eliminating Hurry | A Personal Lesson
I have a summer goal to do 10 short hikes this year with one being a long, strenuous hike up Georgia’s Yonah Mountain. Being a few hours from the Appalachian foothills in North Georgia and other hikes which include some of Georgia’s beautiful waterfalls, I can not help feel I have neglected some of God’s most precious creation.
Honoring the Sabbath conjures up ideas of closed stores, quiet homes, and lazy days. A day of do-nothing. You go to church and then, you simply do . . . nothing. My wife grew up spending Sundays, the traditional Christian sabbath, at her grandmother’s home. With a house full of laughing, playful kids, it was down time for the adults after lunch. The kids had one rule - stay on the porch. You got off the porch and her grandmother would get a switch.