I was the king of the 4 assist and one turnover game. I ended my high school basketball career having never taken a bad shot. These statistics are a coaches dream. If I could do it over again I would shoot more. I would take more chances and maybe had a few games with 12 […]
When I was headed to college I didn’t own any CD’s and my friends didn’t think this was okay so they gave me two CD’s to give me some credibility- Nirvana Unplugged and Pearl Jam “Ten.” Still today I listen to sports talk radio (almost) exclusively. Annie on the other hand loves music and loves […]
When you hold unmotivated people accountable you enable them to continue to be unmotivated.
When hold highly motivated people accountable your squelch them and frustrate them.
Neither option is good in the long run.
Resist the temptation to play a role that an algorithm is better at than you anyway.
There are days I want to quit Young Life, but those days have been rare in almost 10 years on staff. Inevitably these times come out of being overwhelmed with the brokenness kids deal with. It never takes more than a day to realize that ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. I don’t want […]
Every night before Kylie goes to bed I say to Kylie, “I am proud of you just for being you.” I want her to know that I am proud of her and it has nothing to do with what she does or doesn’t accomplish. I am afraid of telling her I am proud of her […]
Some days it seems that simple. Just choose joy. Many days it doesn’t seem like it is my choice. I believe that most of the time we find what we are looking for. This is an important concept that translates to almost everything we do. I will write more about that later. If we believe […]
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