Make a Difference

Make a Difference *Show up *Do something *Give of yourself Following in the footsteps of Jesus is not passive—it’s active. Making a difference is the exploratory first step toward finding our calling. To find out what unique contribution God has for us to make in this...
This one thing I do

This one thing I do

I like Henry Ford. I’ve been tweeting some quotes from him lately. When Janet and I visited Detroit, we toured Henry Ford’s house with some friends. Downstairs there was a display that Janet saw and she called out, “Hey, Bob—that’s you!”  I came over and took this...
Crabby Joe’s Mission Statement

Crabby Joe’s Mission Statement

Ran across this sign at a restaurant and wanted to share it with you: “What’s with the mission statement? I cook the food – you eat the food – you pay for the food and then you go home. And you don’t make a mess!” Although I suppose I do value mission statements more...

Lesson #3: Don’t freak out

Note:  See December 27 entry for back story. A third lesson learned from our Argentinean driver was this:  Stay calm and don’t lose focus. He showed grace under pressure:  continually on the speaker phone or talking with his wingman as he navigated the streets and...
Lesson #2: Strategic flexibility

Lesson #2: Strategic flexibility

Note:  See December 27 entry for back story. The destination was incredibly clear: the international airport across the city. The destination never changed. But the pathways of seeking to get there varied wildly. Our driver did a fancy left turn and went through some...
Lesson #1:  You need a wingman

Lesson #1: You need a wingman

Note:  See December 27 entry for back story. One lesson I learned from my Argentinean driver was simply to team up. While Janet and I sat in the back, our driver brought along a helper in the passenger seat. His passenger basically acted as a wingman, dealing with...