35 Seconds for Haiti

One year ago today, an earthquake filled with violent disruption rolled into Haiti. The entire quake lasted 35 seconds. It’s amazing what 35 seconds can do. Immediately, the world responded with humanitarian aid. I don’t think I’ve ever been as proud of the United States as I was during the days and weeks that followed. [...]

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Living Our Lives With God

This post is a little longer than usual.  But I think it’s worth it. Just before my father passed in September 2010, my family decided to take him on his dream vacation – an Alaskan cruise. My dad suffered from Parkinson’s, along with the inevitable low-grade Dementia that accompanies most Parkinson’s patients.  He couldn’t care [...]

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Why Do You Want to Blog?

When Floodgate Creative develops websites for clients, they almost always want us to include blogging capabilities in the design.  Many leaders see the future, and want to be a part of it.  Blogging, they feel, is a necessary ingredient for the potential reach of the organization. And they’re right. But is that the only reason [...]

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20 Topics I Wish You’d Write About

I love gleaning the wisdom of others. I also love using the word “gleaning” in a sentence.  And I really believe that many of you have something amazing to say. To write about. So whether you’ve got your own blog, or simply want to create an extended note on Facebook, I want to give you [...]

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A Message for the New Year

Rather than typing words about the new year, I created this short film (with the unending help of Jason Rowe and Dave Wilkins – my two partners at Floodgate).  And thanks to Katy, too – our new friend who is an amazing artist. In these two minutes, my hope is communicated for myself, my family, [...]

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