Tag Archives: focus

Sometimes life is so simple!

Two weeks ago I had the joy of taking CJ to her first concert. We attended the Big Daddy Weave, Beautiful Offerings Tour, with Jordan Feliz and Plumb. It was a fantastic show and we had a blast together. During the … Continue reading

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Mistakes leaders make (10/10)

Good leaders embrace change and the future with more than just lip service and a sparkling track record. Good leaders know that their past success isn’t enough for the future, and that change is inevitable and necessary for on-going success. Continue reading

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Learning to be Uncomfortable.

A few days back I had this kind of funny thought: “God sure doesn’t want me being too comfortable these days!” With my recent job loss and uncertain housing and work future (although I have some exciting news to share … Continue reading

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The unexamined life…

I think it was Plato who receives credit for the saying, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” It’s easy to examine and critique the lives of others, but often somewhat painful when we turn the lens of inspection onto … Continue reading

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What are you dying for?

I’m a closet fan of extreme sports. I find myself drawn to the high-flying, danger-flaunting, I-can-do-better-than-you mentality of extreme sports athletes. I love their flair for the dramatic, and when someone truly rises above the rest of the competition, it … Continue reading

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What would you do differently?

By Joe Castaneda This past year I’ve been working my way through Ken Burns’ amazing documentary called Baseball. Yes, it has a lot of baseball in it, but whether you like the sport or not, Burns does an absolutely phenomenal … Continue reading

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5 dream killers #tbt

Have you ever sat back and wondered what happened to your dreams and goals? I’ve had some God-sized dreams over the years that just seemed to disappear — they were so close at one point I could almost touch them, … Continue reading

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Hold the course

In preparation for my first half marathon I’m finding out why I really don’t enjoy running that much: it’s hard. Yes, after several months of running I’m finally breaking thru some barriers, but running is still hard work for me. … Continue reading

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I’m glad I’m narrow minded.

Have you ever been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Even as a youth pastor, people would ask me what my plans were when I finally got a real job. Pushaw. As if playing dodgeball … Continue reading

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My first concussion

I was about to start this blog with, “I remember my first concussion like it was yesterday…” However, that would be a lie, because I actually remember nothing about my first concussion. Most of what I know has been told … Continue reading

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