The (Snow)Path of Life

The (Snow)Path of Life

This would be perfect. Our four year old (Austin) had just received a slick sled from my parents for Christmas. A week earlier, Austin and I had gone to a nearby sledding hill with big, heavy snowflakes falling all over us. He had a blast and couldn’t wait to do it again. Now it was time for more family fun. My wife, Erika, was going to join us this time for some serious sledding. Our young lad is Mr. Adventure. … Read More

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The Morning Fog

The Morning Fog

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. James 4:14 (NLT)   Last month I spoke at Cru on two different local campuses: USD in Vermillion and DSU in Madison. And while I communicate with college students online quite often, it had been over a year since the last time I had addressed a Cru weekly meeting in person. My time away from … Read More

Glory: The Big Picture

Glory: The Big Picture

Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Share the news of his saving work every single day! Declare God’s glory among the nations; declare his wondrous works among all people because the Lord is great and so worthy of praise. He is awesome beyond all other gods.  1 Chronicles 16:23-25 (CEB) Earlier this fall, the Cru Research & Development team gathered at our headquarters in Orlando to set goals for the new school year. One of these goals was to “increase evangelism effectiveness, … Read More

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5 Ways My Toddler Makes Me A Better Leader

5 Ways My Toddler Makes Me A Better Leader

Long before becoming a parent I recognized that one of the great crucibles for character and leader development was caring for children, especially young children. I watched smart, gifted, talented people get swallowed up in the great abyss of late night feedings, potty training and temper tantrums. They learned practical leadership through serving their children. Now that I’ve joined the thriving-though-sleep-deprived ranks, here are a few of my observations on how my toddler is helping me grow as a leader: … Read More

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