Witnessing History

A few weeks ago, my wife Pat and I had the opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience when we traveled to Washington D.C. to watch the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. We also attended one of the inauguration balls. As some of you may know, President Trump has chosen… Read more »

Posted: February 3, 2017

Purdue proud

I remember being a student at Purdue University in the late 1960s. Naturally, I didn’t know precisely what I’d end up doing in life, but I was eager to learn. I wanted to soak up everything I could. Looking back, I am incredibly grateful to the many professors who shared so much wisdom with me… Read more »

Posted: January 26, 2017

Nashville Book Tour

A few months back, I had an opportunity to complete the first leg of an unofficial ‘tour’ promoting my book, Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Proven Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom. I spent several jam-packed days in Nashville, and let me tell you, it was a whirlwind of excitement! Stop 1 was at Belmont… Read more »

Posted: January 19, 2017

Bright Minds, Big Dreams

A funny thing happens after you write a book: You want to write another one. Currently, I’m partnering with Larry Lance, executive director of the Fort Wayne Area Youth For Christ Program, and Chip Clark, YFC’s City Life ministry director, on a 40-day devotional stemming from the 10 principles outlined in my book, Discover Your… Read more »

Posted: January 13, 2017

Growing my circle

Recently, I ran into a friend who serves on the board of a local radio station. He invited me to stop by for a visit, and I was thrilled to accept the offer. A few weeks later, I stopped by the station, touring the building and meeting many of the station’s employees. It didn’t take… Read more »

Posted: January 5, 2017

Rescue Mission distributes nearly 1500 books

Sometimes the best opportunities come when you least expect them. A few months back, I was chatting with Rich Cummins of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. He was in the midst of planning the organization’s Annual Celebration & Stewardship Banquet, and he had some dynamic guest speakers coming into town. The esteemed guests of honor… Read more »

Posted: December 29, 2016

Visiting Hope College

I recently met with several people at Hope College who wanted to know more about Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Proven Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom. How exciting to learn that my book may be used as a leadership development tool with some of the students at Hope College! When I set out on this… Read more »

Posted: September 20, 2016

Making Connections

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to visit Lonnie, the congregational care pastor at Parkview Christian Church in Tinley Park, Illinois. We chatted about my book, and as it turns out, Lonnie is looking into the possibility of sharing Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom with the small… Read more »

Posted: September 13, 2016

Lasting Friendships

Every so often, I’m invited to join one of the small groups that is studying my book, Discover Your Next Best Step: 10 Principles of Servant LeaderShip Wisdom. The chance to sit down with those who are learning how to incorporate the 10 principles in their everyday lives is truly a gift. A few weeks… Read more »

Posted: September 9, 2016

Growing Servant Leaders

For the last year or so, I’ve had the privilege of working with a talented group of middle school students at my church. Every so often, I’m able to join these young leaders as they discuss the amazing ways God is working in their lives. They are eager to learn, and many of these students… Read more »

Posted: July 20, 2016