I have a little sign in my office that I made three years ago to remind myself of something I forget with remarkable skill and consistency. I don’t remember if I got this from someone else or actually coined it myself. Either way it is a reminder to me that small steps taken every day bring about radical and lasting change. (If I owe someone else credit for this thought, my apologies.) You see I have this crazy capacity to believe that a big short-term…Continue Reading “Small Daily Steps = Lasting Change”Continue Reading "Small Daily Steps = Lasting Change"
When was the last time you turned it all off? I mean, literally turned every aspect of your work and accompanying technology completely off?Continue Reading "Sabbath… A Key to Freedom"
This afternoon I will willingly walk in the doors of what I have started calling, “Kerry’s House of Pain.” I know that the front of the building reads “physical therapy,” but honestly I think that is Latin-based code for “place of torture.”Continue Reading "Kerry’s House of Pain"
Every once in a while it seems a window opens that blows fresh air into my soul on a deeper than normal level. I never expected the emotional journey of grief to be one of those windows. Two weeks ago Margaret and I spent the day in a hospital cafeteria while our son had surgery to repair his heart. We sat there with family and friends waiting for the phone to ring, with news about Ryan, but also awaiting news on Margaret’s father. Just two…Continue Reading “Grieving and The Health of my Soul”Continue Reading "Grieving and The Health of my Soul"
Character-deep leaders understand the relationship between character and competency. While character may be the key to influence, they have also learned to rely on their competencies much like a master-mechanic relies on tools.Continue Reading "Character & Competency"
Meeting with God is not about what I do to manage my “quiet time,” but what I do to quiet the noise inside of me in order to listen. He is the one who fills the space, I need to make the space.Continue Reading "Making Space for God?"
On those unique days when snowstorms overwhelm the city and life comes to a halt, the unplanned respite from work and regular ritual does something powerful for your soul and your relationships. A sabbath should be just like that.Continue Reading "Snowed In for a Sabbath"