Why leaders should tell stories

Why leaders should tell stories Stan Ward is one of the most engaging teachers on leadership I know. He’s engaging because he uses stories. I’m excited to have him guest post for you. – Kevin Here’s a new leadership lesson from an old story. What can leaders learn from the story of...

Sheepish

Sheepish Ginger is a woman who made a big impact in her role at Pine Cove when she was here a few years ago. Now that she’s a blogger and speaker full time, I had to have her come guest post. You’ll enjoy. – Kevin I’ve been married for a little over 14...

Your inbox is not your to-do list

Your inbox is not your to-do list I asked Jesse Garner, my Executive Assistant, to guest blog a series on personal productivity. Part of the reason I hired him in this role is because he manages his time and productivity so well. He also loves to teach others what he’s learned. – Kevin How...

Teenage Emotions and the Second Coming

Teenage Emotions and the Second Coming This is a guest post from my friend Ben Burns. I was excited about asking him to write for me on the idea of being emotionally present with your kids – something we all struggle with as parents. – Kevin   I don’t know about you, but when my teenage...

How Adoption Helps Me Understand Grace

How Adoption Helps Me Understand Grace This is a guest post from my friend Jamie Ivey. I met Jaime through her husband Aaron, a worship pastor at The Austin Stone church in Austin, TX. When I heard about her heart for adoption (and the way she lives it out) I had to have her write something for my blog....

It’s Time To Disconnect: The Discipline Of Rest

Life is tiring.  Investing in people can be downright draining.  This fall I realized that for almost 20 years I have been investing in people in some form or fashion.  I’m excited to announce that it’s time to stop – to rest. The Board of Directors...

Your New Year’s Eve Plans Are Lame

Your New Year’s Eve Plans Are Lame What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?  Chances are, you haven’t thought much about it.  If history repeats itself, you are probably doomed to a boring night at your house, filling your stomach with black-eyed peas.  You know, it doesn’t have to be...

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

My Top 10 Christmas Songs Some people love animals.  Others love the arts.  Not me.   My heart goes out to Christmas – in general.  When it comes to Christmas music, I consider myself a connoisseur. What they say is true.  We set up our Christmas tree on October 24 this year.  I know, I...

The Face of Fostering: Christmas Cards

The Face of Fostering: Christmas Cards What does fostering look like for families?  That is the question my “Face of Fostering” posts seek to answer.  Foster families aren’t allowed to put pictures of the faces of their foster kids online.  So I will continue to get creative with the...

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