Posts Tagged "character"

The Master Potter…Jesus

The Master Potter…Jesus

My daughter, Hannah, is not able to be on her college campus right now, but her awesome school, Concordia University in Ann Arbor, cares so much about its students that her art professor is allowing her to complete her pottery class at home. As I’ve watched her create some wonderful items on the wheel, I’ve been reminded of a passage in scripture that speaks of a potter. Romans 9:20-24 (ESV) says, “20 But who are you, O...

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Citizen of the Year

This week I received notice that I had been nominated as Citizen of the Year for an annual awards banquet hosted by our local Chamber of Commerce. My first response was, “WHAT? Why me?” Then, as I read the letter asking me to answer three further questions about myself, I said, “No way! I’m not going to brag about myself!” However, I was softened by the wise input of my dear wife and some other trusted friends who...

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Positivity

This past Tuesday I had the privilege to speak to a good number of the 900 teachers and support staff from the Grand Blanc public schools about leadership. I was at one of twenty-four stations along a “scavenger hunt” around town to learn about positive character traits. The overall event was part of a national campaign called the “Positivity Project.” I was thrilled by how receptive everyone was to my message about...

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“Lows” & “Highs”

I just spent about two weeks moving through the process of having a car “totaled,” settling with insurance and then finding a replacement used car. It has been a time-consuming, tiresome, frustrating and sometimes infuriating process. At some points, I could hardly sleep as the whole process was consuming my mind and emotions. Many of those days gave me lots of “Lows” to share as part of our daily family “Highs...

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The 3 R’s

You may have heard someone refer to “The 3 R’s: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.”  I’m proud that my son, Micah, has put a new twist on “The 3 R’s.”  Like all of us, he’s struggled with temptation.  In particular, it’s challenging for him to stay focused on his school work and resist the temptation to do…almost anything else. Last week Micah shared with me a plan he devised to...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview