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The Profit / The Savior

The CNBC TV show The Profit is about a business expert, Marcus Lemonis, who helps save failing businesses.  He invests in them, then sets about making needed changes that bring the business back to profitability. He helps all kinds of businesses from meat-packing plants, to furniture manufacturers, to auto repair firms and sports souvenir manufacturers. He’s a real […]

Randy Hain Book Review

The sooner professionals ask questions about how to balance excelling at work with meaning in life the sooner real life begins.  I believe Randy’s book and his insightful interview format will help others more easily and wisely address this significant life challenge of meaning.  By peering into the lives of professionals who have sought meaning […]

Vision without values

I visited with a friend at his office one sunny day several months ago.   When I walked into his office on the 17th floor I saw a magnificent view of the rolling hills of north Georgia. The sea of green, the landscape, the wide horizon and the tall Georgia pines were all before me…it […]

The Source

As a young boy, Frank loved milk.  For breakfast he had milk and cereal.  At lunch he always drank milk with his sandwich and his mom made him hot chocolate milk after school.   And, yes, like all kids, he loved to dip Oreos in his milk.   Frank loved it when his mom went […]

She lifts him up

Like American Idol, The X Factor TV show usually features singers who have it all together – attractive young people who can sing and who are usually filled with confidence, attitude and charm.  At other times they feature people who you don’t expect to sing well simply because of the way they look….this was the case with Charlotte and […]

Worth, Value and Antiques

I really enjoy watching Public TV’s Antiques Roadshow.  Hundreds of people show up at their events to see what their special items are worth.  I’m always hoping, as I am sure they are, that the $4.00 poster they bought at the flea market is worth $1,000 or maybe $10,000! During the show, antique experts describe […]

The Gift of Being Yourself: David Benner

“The Gift of Being Yourself” is an exceptional investigation of the subject of self-identity. The author, David Benner, is able to masterfully bridge the Biblical paradox of death-to-self and self-discovery. He writes, “For if we find our true self we find God, and if we find God, we find our most authentic self.” We don’t […]

What are you eager for?

When I was young I can only recall a few times when I was passionate about something.  I ran for student body president and later for Governor of Boys State and I also remember being pretty eager to achieve Eagle Scout rank.  Besides that, I was mainly eager to enjoy life, be liked and be […]

Andy Bullard

A father’s timely words to a wayward son, changes his life forever.

“Going to Hollywood” and Your Glory

I have to admit, I am a pretty big American Idol fan. Watching skillful undiscovered talent shine under the pressure of national television and professional judges is pretty amazing. There’s an excitement and a beauty in hearing nervous amateurs sing so powerfully, right on pitch. Many of the singers are from humble beginnings and are […]