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How to be first to the South Pole (part 2)

The Amundsen and Scott race to the South Pole is such a captivating story. [If you missed part 1 of this blog, please click HERE] Two men, representing two nations as distinct as the two styles of exploration that they … Continue reading

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How to be first to the South Pole

In the late part of October, and early part of November, 1911, two expeditions set out from opposite sides of Antarctica, in an attempt to be the first humans to reach the South Pole. Robert Falcon Scott led a large … Continue reading

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I started a club!

I hate waking up early. I have never been one of those guys who embraces the early morning hours of any given day. Honestly, I have always been jealous of “those guys” who can get up 7 hours before the … Continue reading

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Why it can be good to wait

Waiting can be so hard. Waiting can feel like lost time, lost opportunity and for some, can even feel unspiritual! People from the outside can view your waiting as laziness, and people closest to you can sometimes mistake your waiting … Continue reading

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Stop hoarding gifts.

Have you ever watched an episode of Hoarders? There is something disturbing about entering someones home that is covered, floor to ceiling, with “stuff” that they just can’t release. I seriously can’t stomach more than one episode of that show … Continue reading

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How committed are you?

This blog has always been a great place for me to “keep it real” with readers, to share honestly about my own struggles and shortcomings, and to openly work through my flaws. For example, if you missed my fantastic parenting … Continue reading

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Living between dreams and doubts

Last Thursday night my family packed up our belongings, again, loaded up the van, again, and moved into some temporary housing, again. This time, our temporary housing is in the vicinity of where we hope to set up a more … Continue reading

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Two years ago we began preparing for THIS day!

On March 20th, 2013, right around 5pm, we pulled into the back driveway of a snowy Lake Ann Camp, having just completed a 2,500 mile van ride from Salem, Oregon. We had spent five days on the road seeing family … Continue reading

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Living the dream!

Have you ever been inspired by a movie, song or book? I don’t mean just moved by something you saw, heard or read, I’m asking, have you ever been truly inspired and changed by a powerful film, a meaningful book or … Continue reading

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Why I date my wife

If you have ever been with Traci and I when we’ve taught a couples’ class, or if you’ve sat through one of our weekend seminars, you know that we are big fans of dating! Before we were married we dated … Continue reading

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