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About ten days ago, I went on a short field trip with a few of our 8th grade Confirmation students.

Steve(left) at the Beacon.

Steve (left) at the Beacon.

We had some time to kill so we decided to head over to the Beacon of Hope, a men’s shelter in our town. We toured the facility and spent time talking with the director, Steve, the chaplain, Eric, and one of the men staying at shelter. It was a powerful experience. Continue Reading…

The Power of This Moment

February 5, 2013 — 3 Comments

 

As I mentioned earlier, Andy Traub gave me the book, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.

I'm giving away a free copy of this on Friday.

I’m giving away a free copy of this on Friday. (Yes, I know my house is a mess in the background…)

This book is so packed full of gems that I could wrote a month’s worth of blog posts based on each one. Here’s a particularly poignant line from early on:

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance.

This second, we can sit down and do our work. Continue Reading…

Five Hundred

January 22, 2013 — 5 Comments

 

I received a gift from an author named Andy Traub before Christmas.

A snapshot of what I will finish by 30.

A snapshot of what I will finish by 30.

He writes at the Take Permission Media Network where he helps people accomplish the great undertakings they have set out to do. He’s helped me in a variety of ways through his podcast, his blog, his Early to Rise Challenge which is becoming a book soon, and through this gift he gave me in December. Continue Reading…