Saturday morning Bev and I went to a friend’s house to help her move.  We got to her new digs about 9:30 AM where we met her to help unpack the first truck load.  That went pretty quickly. After lunch we went to a storage shed to empty it, and we picked up a few additional... Continue Reading →


Our Chamber sponsors a monthly “connector” for our members.  These connectors are held at various City businesses which provide refreshments and a great opportunities for networking and visiting with business friends. Today’s connector was held at our local Servicemaster.  A few months ago, Servicemaster moved to a new and much larger location, so this connector... Continue Reading →

Time to get up…. Not!

At 5:00 in the morning I am beginning to emerge from deep sleep. I'm mildly aware of the world, but still not awake. And I most certainly don't want to get up at that hour. Which is why this morning's alarm was particularly rude. It came about 5:00, way before the time I had selected... Continue Reading →

“It’s the economy, stupid!”

During Bill Clinton’s campaign, his campaign strategist, James Carville, coined the phrase, “the economy, stupid,” as a way to refocus voters’ attention and to say that George H.W. Bush had not adequately addressed the economy.  The phrase was meant for an internal audience of campaign workers, but it became widely used. All you have to... Continue Reading →


I got to the polls at 6:45 AM; polls opened at 7:00 AM.  There were about four of us in line by the time the door opened.  I wanted to get this done before there were long lines to wait on.  The ballot had two sheets.  I inserted them both in the ballot box, and... Continue Reading →

Giving People a Chance

I’ve been reading a very intriguing book called Wikinomics.  The premise of the book is that the way business and creativity is practiced on the Internet is transforming brick and mortar business as well. The premier example of the creativity of the Internet is Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia produced through the collaborative efforts of its... Continue Reading →


I was told by church-planter-trainers that it is important to be very intentional about setting the DNA of the new church.  Prior to that time I had never really thought about DNA and whether a church had it.  But I’ve decided they all do.  And once set, there is no changing the DNA. As I think... Continue Reading →

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