How many warnings you need? How will you know if it is the last one?


Be it in your car? Be it in your office? Be it in your home? Be it in your community? Be it in your bible? Be it in your church? Be it by the police? Be it by the fire department? Be it by the government? Be it by God? How many warnings do you… Continue reading How many warnings you need? How will you know if it is the last one?

What would it take for you to really want to know the truth?


So, you are going along your normal routine, you know what you believe, you are generous to others, and you pray. How would you respond if you were faced with a vision, a vision of an angel of God, and the angel called you to do something, how would you respond? Would you respond out… Continue reading What would it take for you to really want to know the truth?

How will you treat the owner?


You realize your role is care taker right? You realize your role is to be a good steward right? So when the owner comes to check in on how things are going, how will you treat them? What if they send a delegate instead of showing up personally, how will you treat them? What if… Continue reading How will you treat the owner?

How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?


There is a huge difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is typically quick, without much thought, tense and aggressive. A response is thought out, calm and non-threatening. A reaction typically provokes more reactions – perpetuating a long line of hatefulness with nothing accomplished. A response typically provokes discussion – perpetuating healthy discussion (debate even)… Continue reading How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?

Who is in charge?


Do you think it is you? Do you think it is your spouse? Do you think it is your boss? Do you think it is your coworker? Do you think it is your politicians? Do you think it is your judges? Do you think it is the police? Do you think it is the lawyers?… Continue reading Who is in charge?

Ever found certain people or certain places to be very demanding?


How do you respond to a request? What if the request becomes a demand, does that change your response? How do you determine if it is an OK request or a ridiculous request or something in the middle? How do you respond when it is the first request? How do you respond when it is… Continue reading Ever found certain people or certain places to be very demanding?

Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?


Are you content with where you are at? Are you satisfied with where you are at? Would you add anything to your plate? Would you remove anything from your plate? Would change anything? Now before you answer that ... what if you knew there was a change coming that could obliterate everything as it is… Continue reading Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?

Ever had enough observing and got to the point where you felt you had to step in or speak up or speak out?


The Story of Job. - Day 37 Ever considered the driving force behind that feeling? Ever considered the purpose for what you wanted to do? Ever considered the intentions you have for stepping in or speaking out or speaking up? Was it out of self-importance? Was it out of frustration that nobody else was able… Continue reading Ever had enough observing and got to the point where you felt you had to step in or speak up or speak out?

How much do you need to protest to prove your case?


The Story of Job. – Day 36 Who do you trust? What do you trust? When do you trust? Where do you trust? Why do you trust? How do you trust? If you trust then do you need to keep protesting and trying to prove your case? If you trust then do you need to… Continue reading How much do you need to protest to prove your case?

How will you feel the day after?


The Story of Job. - Day 31 The day after the first announcement, how do you feel? The day after the holiday party, how do you feel? The day after the report, how do you feel? The day after the news, how do you feel? The day after the even, how do you feel? The… Continue reading How will you feel the day after?

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?


The Story of Job. - Day 24 What to do? How to respond? You give your decision and are told you are supported but have one more conversation with someone else. You share your decision and are told that they want you to be happy even though they wouldn't be happy with your decision and… Continue reading What do you do when you don’t know what to do?

How would you answer?


The Story of Job. - Day 17 Yesterday, even though our family wasn't all together, even though our incredible friends and neighbors invited us to have Thanksgiving dinner with them, I am thankful because of the time with my kids where we went and saw a movie together (getting the early matinee showing of Playing… Continue reading How would you answer?

Hear comes change. Hear comes pressure.


When you learn there is change coming, what is your first response? When you hear about pressure coming, what is your response? Do you have a solid foundation to stand upon? Do you have a strong fortress to lean and retreat to? Does it matter what type of change it is? Does it matter what… Continue reading Hear comes change. Hear comes pressure.

Do you realize the responsibility that comes with leadership?


Consider the impact of leading people to the top and the responsibility you have and had to get them there, the skills, the trials, the perseverance to get there. Consider the impact of leading people off track and leading to their demise and the responsibility you have and had in getting them there, the lies,… Continue reading Do you realize the responsibility that comes with leadership?

Ever seen where people with power do things when there is risk to losing it?


Ever been in a situation where management was going to change? Ever noticed the impact of the people who will be impacted? Ever been in a situation where a re-org was going to take place? Ever noticed the response of the people who will be impacted? Ever been in a situation where a manager was… Continue reading Ever seen where people with power do things when there is risk to losing it?