Category Archives: Leadership

Feeling the Pressure

One of the biggest sports news stories in some time is that Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastic team competition in the Tokyo Olympics. This decision came just as the USA team was to compete for the gold medal. This … Continue reading

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How to Live a Powerful Life

An energetic and somewhat ornery little boy once tried to get his mother to give him some money in exchange for his good behavior. His mother answered, “Why can’t you be like your father and be good for nothing?” Nobody … Continue reading

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Instant Heroes

A tour group once visited a picturesque village. As they walked by an old man sitting by a fence, one of the tourists asked in a very patronizing way, “Were any great men born in this village?” The old man … Continue reading

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Facing Our Giants

1 Samuel 17 records the famous encounter that David had with Goliath. The battle lines were drawn between the Philistine and Israelite armies. Goliath, a well-armed and experienced soldier who was nearly ten feet tall, was the Philistine champion. He … Continue reading

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Working Together

CBS radio newsman Charles Osgood told the story of two ladies who lived in a convalescent center. Each had suffered an incapacitating stroke. Margaret’s stroke left her left side restricted, while Ruth’s stroke damaged her right side. Both of these … Continue reading

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The Gravity of the Situation

There is a lot of talk about climate change, but I have become aware of another situation in nature that is not getting any attention, and I think that we need to start talking about it. I first noticed this … Continue reading

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Need Friends?

Years ago Pepper Rodgers was the head football coach at UCLA. One year he was in the middle of a terrible season. You know how it is in sports. If the team isn’t doing well, no one is happy. Players, … Continue reading

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Fishing for People

It was after a quick fishing trip that Jesus called his first disciples to come and follow him. Luke records the event in chapter five of his gospel. People were crowding around Jesus as he taught the word of God, … Continue reading

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Can’t Fool That Umpire!

Whenever a baseball pitcher throws a pitch that is just a bit outside of the strike zone, the catcher will invariably move his mitt a few inches in order to try to make the pitch look as if it were … Continue reading

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Coming to the Rescue

Have you seen the video of a 17-year-old girl defending her dogs from a full-grown bear? The video, which has been viewed more than 68 million times, shows Hailey Morinico, of Bradbury, California, rescuing her dogs from a bear on … Continue reading

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