Monday, January 03, 2011

The Light of a New Day

It has been a while since I blogged. I have begun coaching and have been on the road a lot this past quarter. Here is a simple thought for today.

The sun is out in force today, the first Monday in January of this new year. The light reminds me of God's truth that guides. Had a very good day of prayer and looking forward with expectancy at what 2011 holds.

Here is a passage that I continue to come back to over the last few days. It is from Eugene Peterson's Message (Romans 12:9-21) and it sheds light for me on what I want 2011 to hold.

9-10Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

11-13Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

14-16Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. Get along with each other; don't be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody.

17-19Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the judging," says God. "I'll take care of it."

20-21Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don't let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Under Armor

42nd birthday and my first piece of under armor. Will I stay dry? Will it let me breathe? Will it help keep my temperature consistent during training?

Actually, I have no idea what I'm talking about but it promises this and more. Time...and sweat...will tell.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lebron Parody is Good for the Soul

Steve Carell with a great parody of "The Debacle" (aka The Decision).

Love that he along with Great Lakes Brewery's "Quitness Beer" with it's bitter aftertaste along with Chili's President are all able to laugh and find something (ANYTHING) good about the terrible announcement of the decision.

Congrats to anyone who can capitalize on "The Mess", including Kobe Bryant, no longer the NBA's biggest villain.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Creativity in Decline

Newsweek has a disturbing article on America's creativity decline. This is not good on many levels. I spent an entire chapter on creativity in my book because I feel that creativity is so key in this diverse, changing culture. To read that we are in decline is the first sign of regress. We might have an economic recession now, but unless we recover creativity, we will see a recession of ideas which will lead to cultural decline.

Monday, June 14, 2010

No Regrets

Here is the start of a great editorial in Sunday's Chicago Tribune.

"Ron Wayne is 76, living on Social Security checks. He says he has no regrets about how things turned out in 1976.

Which is amazing. On April 1 of that year, Wayne helped found a tiny computer company in Cupertino, Calif.


Wayne designed Apple's first logo, wrote the Apple I computer manual and drafted the company's partnership agreement. He owned a 10 percent stake in the company. Today, that would be worth more than $23 billion … if he had held it.

He didn't."

HERE is the rest of the article that is worth your 5 minutes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

TED and Minority Report

Amazing futuristic stuff that is right around the corner. I love this stuff. Skip ahead to 6:30.