Leadership Course

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Mining for Gold in Our Families

July 8, 2019

This week, my daughter-in-law, Andrea, posted this pic of my grandson, Aran, asleep on the beach, clutching a copy of my book, Mining for Gold. When I first saw it, something deep and eternal shot through my being. I had this immediate sense that my life was part of a larger story. I could sense…

Reflections on my Father

June 6, 2019

When I was a little boy, I remember my dad polishing his black army boots each time before he would head off for a weekend of training or an important military meeting. I always thought he looked impressive in his well-kept uniform. He eventually retired as a colonel in the US Army Corps of Engineers…

Seeing Through The Eyes of the Spirit

May 13, 2019

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”Heb. 12:2 One of the key components of Mining for Gold is learning to see people the way…

Our Greatest Investment

March 20, 2019

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.” Rom 12:9-10 All of us have two major things we can invest into God’s kingdom: our time and our attention. Where we invest those two precious resources makes all the…

Clarity Changes Everything

February 18, 2019

“I once was lost but now I’m found was blind, but now I see.” From song, Amazing Grace By John Newton You can have your eyes wide open and be very active, and still be completely blind.  John Newton understood this. In his days as a slave-trading ship captain, he read charts, studied the weather,…

Freeing People vs. Filling Positions

February 11, 2019

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph. 2:10 (NIV) A few years ago, while attending a workshop on coaching, I had a bit of an epiphany. As I learned about the power of effective coaching to draw out the gifts and callings…