Hard to believe that my dad passed away three years ago today. Still doesn’t seem real. I think about him every single day and miss him terribly. I’m thankful to all of my family and friends for their love, support, and encouragement these past two years. I can’t imagine dealing with this without you all. The post below is something I wrote about a week after his death. I miss you Dad and can’t wait to see you again.
Last Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 is a date that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It is the day that my life changed forever. It is the day my dad left this earth to spend eternity in Heaven. And I will never be the same.
My dad was an incredible man. A hard worker. Always happy. Always smiling. He loved people and they loved him back. At his funeral I heard countless stories about my dad – some I had heard before and many I had not. It didn’t matter if it came from a high school friend, someone he went
I know, I know. Where are all the posts?! Great question. The last few weeks have been a bit of a drought here on the communication blog. The truth is I’m not only a coach/teacher, I’m a practitioner, and lately I’ve been practicing a lot. I mean a whole lot. And that’s great because it means business is booming. No complaints.
But it does make it hard to fit it all in. And even though I try to write ahead, etc…, the reality is that it just doesn’t always work out that way. And sure, I could work longer hours, or on weekends, but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that I really, really, really value my down time. I need it. I’m not my best when I skip it. So sometimes that means making the choice to let something slide, in this case, the blog. Not because it’s unimportant. It’s just not AS important as other things. Like serving my clients at the highest level. Like spending time with my family. Like just chilling out and filling the tank.
There’s an old saying, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who CAN’T, TEACH.” I don’t know how true that is, but I do know this, the best teachers are the ones who CAN, and DO, then TEACH. The bottom line is that practice makes perfect, and so the more I practice, the more I DO what I coach, the better and more valuable and effective the coaching becomes. So, you’re welcome
Anyway, got some great new posts that have come directly from the last few weeks of practicing with real life churches and I can’t wait to share those with you starting next week. So stay tuned, and thanks for checking in.
In the fall of 2013 an amazing opportunity fell right into our laps. It was something I had always wanted to do and it was the perfect definition of luck – when opportunity meets preparedness.
I get asked about this a lot and people are always amazed when I tell them the story. So at this major moment – the video just passed 9 MILLION views – I thought I would share the ‘behind the scenes’ view with you guys publicly for the first time. This is the story of how we created the Hezekiah Walker music video ‘Every Praise’.
I’ve been blogging off and on now for about 10 years. And while I feel like my writing has steadily improved during that time, one element seems to remain elusive: finding my – super true, the real me, no holds barred – voice.
Maybe I’m overthinking it. Maybe you guys feel like you know me. In fact that would be great. But if I’m being honest with myself, I know it’s a constant struggle on my end to totally let the old guard down. This is incredibly ironic because in real life I am an open book holding nothing back. Anyone who really knows me knows that to be true. As a reader, that’s one thing you probably didn’t know about me. But now you do and that’s a good place to start.