Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles Thomas Browne Thinking of Mark and Will as I write this today... Paying Attention to the details Thursday afternoon I had a probation appointment with Mark, and after covering the required "stuff", we began really talking. Mark was excited about a new job he recently obtained … Continue reading Discovering Amazing
Before I start, it's stories like this that make it difficult to walk away from being a probation officer. The stories we have the privilege of watching unfold are nothing short of amazing. I simply wish there were more of them...but I'll enjoy this one! Background We'll start with "D" but will get to "DD" … Continue reading D, DD, and a Miracle in the Making
(Before I get going, I must give credit for the wording of the title to my pastor Aaron Lucas. The title stuck in my head, but the ideas here come from me as a probation officer, as a basketball coach, and now...as a Realtor. Also, this is reposted from my Real Estate blog.) It … Continue reading A Concept vs. A Commitment
Address the Foundation that will Sustain Your Opportunity Right Place; Wrong Time Have you ever wondered how many times you’ve shown up at the right place, only to learn it was the wrong time? Or perhaps worse, you showed up in the right place at the right time...but you were completely unprepared for the moment? … Continue reading Opportunity
I knew a conversation was going to take place with my friend and close brother, and I knew I had things troubling me...but I honestly wasn't sure where things were going to go. I drove along the county road toward home but knew I needed to park and walk for a while. Something was troubling … Continue reading Accountability
A Lesson from Fitbit Several weeks ago I woke in the morning and did the customary thing of putting on my Fitbit to track steps for the day. As I stared at the Fitbit, I looked at the "0" representing the number of steps I had for the current day and began reflecting...not necessarily something … Continue reading Zero Steps
I just finished a meeting with one of my probation clients who, through the consequences of his own choices, has been through a lifetime of obstacles in the last 15 months. But he's still standing...and possibly on the verge of breakthrough. Sometimes we're simply slow-learners who need to take the long road through hard lessons. … Continue reading Pursuing Freedom
(This picture is symbolic. It's the Keyhole on the trail to Longs Peak. It's near the top of the summit. I look up at Longs Peak almost daily...and remember a time when I was healthy enough to reach the top. This morning...the thought drifted into my mind that I want to get back there again. … Continue reading Reclaiming Surrendered Ground!
Written in February 2003 I'm about ready to reference the events that took place within a week back in February 2003. I went back into my journal to read the events as they were recounted 15 years ago. As I read, I decided that I'd include this in my blog. It was a very weird … Continue reading WARFARE!
I want to share some things I’m learning in hopes it’ll both encourage and challenge you to face down those things that come to mind as you read on. It’s about our identity and how strong we really are in Christ right now…not at some future point in time. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that … Continue reading Mindset!