The heart to face insurmountable odds

My sister came over to spend a week with us, and we decided to take her to show her San Antonio. I’ve been there before, but it’s been a while. Especially the Alamo.  The Alamo is a place where 200 defenders held out courageously for 13 days before thousands of Mexican soldiers killed everyone. What […]

Logic failures that lead to success

Bunker Labs helps veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses find the quickest route to a successful business. Being part of this awesome community, I took their Launch Lab Online Course, which was full of great nuggets. The one that stood out to me the most is that it takes 3.8 business failures until finding a successful […]

Small acts for huge impact

Last Thursday, I heard the reading about Jesus washing the Apostles’ feet. I’ve heard it many times before, but yesterday I thought about it from a brand new perspective. That of small acts for huge impact! Notice how when Peter protested about the washing for the feet, Jesus said: “Unless I wash you, you will have […]

A brilliant idea in a landfill

Last weekend I went to a RE:3D open house. It’s a veteran-owned start-up right by my wife’s work which specializes in 3D printing. As one of the team members walked me through I couldn’t believe that a couple of folks could just start a high tech company — particularly one with a lot of established […]

Lead with the heart

As I scrolled down Linkedin, I found an article about the two criteria people use to judge you when they first meet you. They are: Can I trust this person?  Can I respect this person? Which one do you think is more important? It’s can I trust this person!  Why is that? My best guess […]

Relationships build on logic will not stand

During my daily Bible readings, I came across the passage of how a “house divided against itself will not stand.” So many various application of this principle, but the most relevant one for me right now is assuming harmful intent. In other words, the relationships build on logic will not stand.  What I mean by […]

Missed out dreams

I just watched on CNN how a Chinese company makes millions of dollars by having various stars try clothes on a live stream. The particular star they interviewed does this for 8 hours straight, without a bathroom break! She just has an endless rack of clothes that she goes through until she runs out of […]

Fear of significance

At my last Fire Team meeting one of the members identified fear of significance as an obstacle to taking action. This is an interesting one, because how do I reconcile the fear of significance with “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35 I think […]

It’s not the big events, it’s showing that you care

This Saturday I went to Suit Up Ministries’ Dad U. Great speakers, great people. I got plenty of ideas to add to my thought library. The most relevant one to where I am in life right now being: it’s not the big events, it’s showing that you care.  Simplest example comes from Stephen Covey who […]