Lessons from George Lucas

I recently heard a podcast focused on George Lucas, whose name is synonymous with the most successful movie franchise of all time. Though I'm not a big Star Wars fan, after listening to Lucas, I was amazed at the insight he has gathered about filmmaking, yes, but even more: about life. Here are some things…

Building lessons from Nehemiah

What's one thing that's sure to come whenever you try to build something meaningful? Discouragement. It may come internally or externally. It might be the memories of times in the past when you've failed; it might be from others who are only too glad to see you fail. But anyone who seeks to do something…

Meeting others in our mess

Every one has messy stuff in our lives. Some of us show it pretty clearly; it becomes obvious in less than 5 minutes. For others of us, it takes time. The surface may look good, but real time spent in our lives and in our homes will show -- we don't have it all together.…