Tag Archives: encouragement

What are you for?

Back in May, Traci and I had the chance to visit with two of our Overboard Ministries supporters in Maryland, and take in a few baseball games with the Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles. We had a great time … Continue reading

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Easter reflections: consoling a terminal patient

I was listening to a radio show a few days back when I heard some heartbreaking news. One of the shows regular guests was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer — the third time cancer has been found in his body. … Continue reading

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What kind of friend are you?

One year ago today, we left the only Michigan house we had known for nearly two years, and found ourselves lost and uncertain about our path. The job that brought us to Michigan ended abruptly, and we were trusting God … Continue reading

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Mistakes leaders make (3/10)

I’m working my way through a book, The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make, by Hans Finzel, and I’m really enjoying the challenge. So for the next ten Saturdays I want to work through these ten mistakes, knowing that they apply … Continue reading

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I’m naming-names.

I’m not usually one to name-names, and call people out publicly for their actions. Today, I’m breaking my own policy because I think it’s time people knew what’s really happened these past six months. I’m sorry if this offends you…actually…I’m really not. Continue reading

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Words of encouragement (a blog post in just 4 paragraphs!)

Over the past few weeks, Traci and I have been truly overwhelmed by the number of encouraging notes, emails, texts, FB messages, posts, replies to blogs, etc… that we have received from so many of you. It is seriously humbling … Continue reading

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Lessons from a half-marathon (miles 4-6)

(This is part 2 of a 5-part series. If you’d like to start at the beginning, click HERE) [Therefore] …let us encourage each other, and all the more, as you see the day approaching…” After the big start to our … Continue reading

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Lessons from 4 days in airports

After speaking at a winter camp in Oregon and Iowa, I had the joy of traveling home to the midwest during winter. Anything can happen with wintry mid-west travel…and it did. I spent four days living in airports, boarding and … Continue reading

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3 thoughts to start your week off right!

For most of us, the week starts on Monday. Many wake up Monday dreading the days that lie before them, while others wake up with anticipation for good things. Some start the week and just wonder how it’s going to … Continue reading

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Bullies (2 of 2)

While people are still processing the suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl over apparent bullying, today news comes of another school shooting. Early reports indicate that bullying may have led a young middle school boy to pull a gun out … Continue reading

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