A 2018 study from the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the top three most potentially productive decades in a person’s life are as follows: 1st: 60-70 2nd: 70-80 3rd: 50-60 The study also cited the average age of Nobel prize winners (62), CEOs of Fortune 500 companies (63), pastors of the 100 biggest … Continue reading What is your most productive decade?
“So where are you on the Richter scale, babe? How are you on a scale of 1 to 10?” Jessica asked me this the other day, and it wasn’t nearly as easy to answer as it might initially sound. I had to answer it on multiple levels. I had to answer it practically. Practically, some … Continue reading Weary Yet Pursuing
Leaders must be dealers in hope. That is what Napoleon said (not Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Emperor who nearly conquered the world). Napoleon rightly understood that hope is one of the most potent forces on the planet. Without it, communities collapse. With it, chains are cast aside and new futures are envisioned and … Continue reading Dealers in Hope
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was en route to a monthly pastors’ prayer gathering at the World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs when terrorists struck the first of the Twin Towers in New York City. Those events of 9/11 plunged our country into unimaginable pain and disbelief, and immediately took their place alongside other … Continue reading What to do with what’s going on?
Hi, my friends! I am still working on my 365-entry daily devotional, so I have not resumed posting any new essays here yet; however, I would love for you to check out some WONDERFUL blogs from my friend Rebekah Arias. This past summer, she wrote a series of blogs on our Grace Church website that … Continue reading Update…and some wonderful blogs