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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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Mistakes leaders make (7/10)

Nothing will determine the success, or ultimate failure of an organization, more than it’s ability to communicate. Your marriage, business, ministry, family or team will only be as strong as its communication. Continue reading

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Mistakes leaders make (6/10)

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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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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Dirty words.

It’s not a 4-letter word, but to many, “accountability” is still a dirty word. When I was younger, I think I worried that accountability showed some sort of weakness in my person or character. As I aged, I realized…it did! … Continue reading

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Lessons from a half-marathon (Mile 13)

Crossing the finish line of my first half-marathon was a thrilling event. I don’t know how to put it into words, but there was something very special about coming down the last stretch of road and stepping over the curb … Continue reading

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Lessons from a half-marathon, (miles 1-3)

Yesterday, Traci and I completed 7 months of training and preparation by running our first half-marathon — 13.1 miles in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Marathon event. We joined nearly 400 runners (150 full marathoners, 250 half-marathoners) on the very hilly … Continue reading

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