How to Practice the Art of Appreciation: A Practical Tip


During my missions effort equipping ministry leaders in Guam, it's my privilege to feature this guest post from my good friend and mentor Richard Savidge, President of Ministry Coaching International. I first encountered him through this post from Michael Hyatt. Check out his weekly blog here, his awesome coaching and retreat adventures (Savidge Adventures), and follow him on Twitter andFacebook. When was the last time that you encountered a person whose life seemed to exude joy?Their … [Read more...]

Boston Marathon Bombing: Prayers and Reminders


I just woke up in Guam. And there is blood on the screen. Again.3 dead now. One child. At least 12 dozen more injured physically.Thousands more scarred for life in even more substantial ways. God have mercy. Having just arrived in Guam for mission work late last night, I had been unplugged from news for the last 24 hours. I awoke this morning (Guam time) to hear of the horrific bombings in and around the Boston Marathon a few hours ago.For those needing to get up to s … [Read more...]

How to Care for Aging Parents: Practical Tips

It happens to all of us – if we’re lucky. When you were a newborn, your parents prayed for the chance to make it to old age. They spent the first several decades of their life caring for you.  Until the tables turned a few decades later.Now as they become aging parents, you are the one caring for them. And with that change can come significant challenges.For the last seven years, my wife has helped care for her grandparents who were blessed with years well into their nineties. My pre-t … [Read more...]

Interview with Brad Lomenick, Catalyst CEO: The Catalyst Leader & Calling (Part 2)


Our FaithWalkers journey continues today with Part 2 of my interview with Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst on the topic of calling. If you missed Part 1, click here to start at the beginning.Our discussion stems from his new book The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker, releasing this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Look for my review of the book here tomorrow.And now, on to Part 2 of my interview with Brad Lomenick on c … [Read more...]

Interview with Brad Lomenick, Catalyst CEO: The Catalyst Leader & Calling


I recently had the privilege to talk with Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst. His new book  The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker is, in itself, a change maker. My review will follow in the coming days.If you haven't yet attended one of the Catalyst conferences, you simply must do whatever it takes to get there.Given my own faith journey and interest in helping people find their calling, the subject of his first chapter, we drilled down into that topic during our time … [Read more...]

See How to Teach Your Kids to Put Their Strengths to Work


I believe that God has created each of us to be better at some things than others. It's a simple truth that, if embraced, changes how we teach our kids to put their strengths to work. Lately, I've taken to referring to it with our kids as discovering our superpowers.For one thing, we actually get intentional about discovering our own strengths so we can model the process for them. [ See my post 5 Resources to Now Discover Your Strengths ] For another, we get intentional about helping our … [Read more...]

A Simple Prayer for Humble Boldness


This simple post is not the length of what you usually find here at FaithWalkers.  I had another post planned for today, but instead, I'll simply share my own earnest prayer that I jotted in my journal this morning. Not even sure why I'm sharing it, except that I feel urged to do so. Maybe it will be of help to someone. Maybe I'm the one who needs to share it.I've been reading through Exodus of late, paying particular attention to the detailed instructions God gave about preparing the pri … [Read more...]

Why Some Families Almost Always Have Peaceful Car Rides

It's Spring Break time for many families and I know what some of them are thinking. Peaceful car rides? Are you kidding?"Are we there yet?" "He's touching me!"  "Daddy. Daddy. Daddy. Dad--" You get the idea.The most common solution? Crank up the sappy, mindless, pop music a little louder and hope to minimize the injuries. At least you increase your own chances of surviving the trip and staving off more drastic measures.Our family has been intentional about having peaceful car rides. W … [Read more...]