Am I good enough?

Dallas 8th Grade I am a parent of two beautiful children, Dallas and Jarah. They are 14 and 11 years old, respectively. They are very different, but have one thing in common. They want to know daily they are "good enough" for their dad. They want to know I accept them for who they are,… Continue reading Am I good enough?

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

As an engineer by training, I've always had an easy time seeing God as the Great Engineer, i.e. the supreme designer. As with any creative type, you notice common threads in their designs. Artists, architects, musicians, marketers, engineers etc ... all have a certain style, flare of expression and common themes in their work. The… Continue reading Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

Caring@Core

Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Phillipians 4:8) True. Noble. Right. Pure. Lovely. Admirable. Excellent. Praiseworthy. Think about such things. Why? Because we become what we think about. If we think about… Continue reading Caring@Core

Finding Your Dream Job

I was 8-years old, just moved in to a new neighborhood and had to learn where I fit in with the new kids. Until then, I really only had my brother, Todd, to play with. Todd was 16 months younger so I was able to boss him around a bit (sorry Todd). I was the… Continue reading Finding Your Dream Job

Joy 24/7

To be anointed for an assignment is to be chosen for it's successful completion. Success, in this context, is defined as the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. Once chosen, the posture of your heart determines your zeal in pursuit of the assignment. Do you have a master's or servant's attitude? Do you tackle the… Continue reading Joy 24/7

Lifecrafting: Building Your Craft and Doing Work That Matters

Reading to Jarah's 5th Grade Class during Read Across America week Last week was Read Across America week, and I volunteered to read to my daughter's 5th grade class. The book I read was #35 from The Puppy Place series. It was about a little boy, Charles, and a dog named Cooper. Cooper from The… Continue reading Lifecrafting: Building Your Craft and Doing Work That Matters

Learn the Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Chicken or the egg? Do beliefs drive behavior? Does behavior drive beliefs? My friend, Ron Graziani, snapped this photo this week. Ron had the awareness that God was speaking to him at this moment. Ron is learning the unforced rhythms of grace. While both statements are true, I firmly contend the latter is the key… Continue reading Learn the Unforced Rhythms of Grace

I’m Sorry. (Pause)

My capacity for joy in life is a function of my capacity to love imperfect people. Whether I like it or not, this is a universal truth. Therefore, if I want to live life to the fullest, I need to embrace it. What does that entail? Well, it’s a simple concept, but hard to do.… Continue reading I’m Sorry. (Pause)

Prideful Ingratitude

Father-Daughter Dance 2013 Father-Daugher Dance 2019 I went on the best date ever last night, the 8th consecutive father-daughter dance with my daugher, Jarah. It's humbling to see us grow up and old together. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share these special moments with her. God willing, we'll be able to continue… Continue reading Prideful Ingratitude

A Leap of Presence

My daughter, Jarah, was in rare form last night. Her little 11-year old world was swirling. Marc & JarahFather-Daughter Dance 2018 First, the new movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is being released in theaters on Friday. She's stoked to see it. Second, our annual father-daughter dance is Saturday. She doesn't have… Continue reading A Leap of Presence