Want a Great New Year? Fight for It.

2017 can be your best year ever. But it won't be easy.

If you’re tired of being stuck in the same old year over and over, this post will help you get ready to make 2017 your best year ever. If you really want a great new year, keep reading.

My youngest daughter Kalyn loves quality time. It’s her love language.

Kalyn and I have a tradition of going to breakfast together. Over the years, those breakfasts have been some of our most special moments.

This was the bookend to the breakfast we had six months ago, the day before she left for Australia and Nepal for her Youth With a Mission training program. It was amazing to see how much she’s learned and grown in such a short time. Her love for the Lord and her heart for people are so powerful.

I hope you have opportunity to make some special moments like that happen with those you love.

One of the things we talked about was how important it is to be purposeful in making plans for next year.

If you don’t approach the new year with purpose, it’s very unlikely that anything will change for the better.

Where to Find the Answers

When life is hard, look here for help

Where to Find the Answers People search their whole lives, looking for the answers. Trying to find meaning and purpose and clarity as to why they’re here, what’s their purpose, what they’re supposed to do. I spend my days walking around hospitals, meeting broken people whose decisions to drink and drive or seek a thrill […]

What Happens When You Promise God You’ll Do ‘Anything’

How a book changed our whole life

What Happens When You Promise God “Anything” Another year, another birthday. 47 of them so far. But this year is pretty different. A new state.  A new job. An apartment instead of a house, for the first time since college. A new office, not run by my wife Lisa, who’s been working at my side […]

Veterans Day 2016

A Thank You To Our Veterans

November 11 is Veterans Day in the USA, a day to say thank you to our military veterans. You don’t have to look very far in America to find a veteran today.

When you do, give them a hug, a salute, or a handshake and say thank you.

These people, our veterans, have bought and paid for the freedoms we all cherish, the democracy we love and saw in action this week again. They step out of their comfortable lives and step forward when the question is asked, “Who will go into danger for us?”

Farewell to An Inspiring and Courageous Man

Dr. Gordon Livingston has passed away

Farewell to Gordon Livingston, an amazing man who taught me (and all of his readers) so much about life, love, grief, and mental wellness. Gordon passed away in March from heart failure. His heart carried so much love and so much pain, having lost two of his sons in a thirteen-month period.

How to Find Hope When All Seems Lost

Hope is a crucial component of a healthy, happy life. When we begin to feel hopeless, everything can spiral out of control.

I was reminded of that fact one night in the emergency room, when hopelessness won.

If you struggle with feelings of hopeless, hold on. This article will show you where to find hope, and help you feel better.

Next-Level Thinking for Real Success

The Difference Between Good and Great

Next-Level Thinking is the Most Important Secret to Success

It separates ‘good’ from ‘great,’ and it can really transform your life if you’re trying to reach new milestones in any area.