Supreme Court Judge Souter to Retire?

Apparently President Obama will have an early opportunity to place his stamp on the Supreme Court. Justice David Souter has told the White House he plans to retire at the end of the court’s current session. Read the full story HERE. While Souter has proven to be more moderate than some expected, his replacement may be even more liberal. [...] Continue Reading…

Shaping a Political Philosophy

I love politics and government. I know not everyone does, but I love a good debate, I love discussion, and I love the political process. We’ve lived through a lot of political and government discussions in our house. The boys and I enjoy it. Cheryl, although being a voter and very patriotic (I wouldn’t have married her otherwise….j/k…sorta), she doesn’t like the argument and debate process. She also doesn’t like boxing. Whatever! [...] Continue Reading…

Obama Needs To Admit Mistakes (I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth here.)

In order to be fair, I have to share the news story I read tonight. President Obama apparently refuses to take credit for the huge budget deficit he “inherited” even though Congress ultimately approves funding, not the President. He was in Congress during many of those deficit-building years. Soperhaps the President still has room to grow is the admitting to mistakes leadership trait. [...] Continue Reading…

Ignoring Advice Can Be Costly

We also learn, however, by the wisdom of others and humbling ourselves enough to accept the correction or criticism others offer can often help us avoid costly mistakes. The verse ends with a warning of such, “will suddenly be broken beyond healing”. That part of the principle doesn’t ignore grace or the ability to recover, but it does point out that some mistakes can leave lasting consequences. [...] Continue Reading…

Obama Admits Mistakes (Good Leadership Trait)

President Obama and I probably disagree on many issues, but one thing I like about him is one part of his leadership style. He is not afraid to admit a mistake. That will serve him well and keep his approval rating high, even among people who may disagree with his policies. [...] Continue Reading…

An Important Parenting Concept: Especially for Parents of Young Children

My encouragement, especially to the parents of younger children, is to instill the values you have for your children when they are very young, while you still have control, then move to less control and more protection of their hearts through their teenage years. If you have trained them well and they know you love them, then they will continue to honor your influence over them later in life. [...] Continue Reading…

The Best Leaders Give Their Vision Away

When we planted our church I had a vision. It was actually a ten-year old vision. The vision was broad. I felt God wanted to have a church that reached people where they were, not with rules to perform to for approval, but with unconditional love and grace. I recruited a co-pastor who could share that vision. I recruited a core team who could own that vision as their own. My co-pastor and I recruited a worship leader who believed the vision. Then step-by-step we began to give away our vision. [...] Continue Reading…