Why did my daughter get shot? (Ep #32)

Bill shares the doubts and emotions he experienced when he asked himself “Why did my daughter get shot?” More specifically, how he dug deeper, past the clichés. Finally, Bill gives an example of how this trial helped him to be there for his brother who is still having a hard time dealing with the death […]

Forgiving Ourselves (Ep #31)

Forgiving ourselves tends to be most difficult. Particularly when the person we wronged is either dead or deeply hurt by our actions. Marek shares the process that helped him forgive himself for not appreciating his mom who passed away years ago. Trevor shares the progress and lessons he learned as he tries to forgive himself […]

Why you want to show up in places that make you uncomfortable

Last weekend, I went to the Lone Star Veterans Association Community Leader orientation. Great event. Wonderful people. One speaker in particular said something I want to unpack: Show up in places that make you uncomfortable. So many angles I can approach this from. I’m gonna go with creativity. I went to  a lecture a few […]

Forgiving Others (Ep #30)

Forgiving others is difficult because we tend to think that we are right. It’s the other person’s responsibility! In this episode we talk about the difficulty of taking the first step and the temptations of giving others the judgement treatment. Yet, forgiving others is so freeing! We share practical steps that will encourage you to […]

Boy to a man ready for the Lord (Ep #29)

Jason shares how he initially thought that all he needs to do is give his life to Jesus and he’ll be “good.” It wasn’t until he started giving things to Christ, that he realized that surrender leads to victory. That’s how he transitioned from a boy to a man ready for the Lord. In this […]

Are people doing the best they can?

This Monday, Jessi and I were driving to South Carolina and on the way there we listened to a book. The author raised the question of are people doing the best they can? My wife hit a pause and we started answering this questions for ourselves. It’s not a simple answer, so I figured writing […]

The temptations of attention (Ep #28)

Jason shares how he came to the Lord. The temptations of attention held him back for a long time. From a bad kid, through a successful employee, all the way up to taking over a bible study! Everything changed when he held his daughter for the first time. Heart for Excellence Episode #28: Jason Lee […]

The power of testimonies (Ep #27)

Clayton shares how the power of testimonies at the Advance allowed him to let go of feelings he’s been stuffing down for a long time. It didn’t stop there. Hearing what God did with the speakers afterwards, gave Clayton confidence that God will do the same in his life … if he just lays it […]

Appreciating the heart growth

Over the weekend I went to an annual retreat that has a very special place in my heart. This is not only where I decided to start my business, but also saw my wife for the first time. It’s been exactly two years and so that round number created a desire in me to explore […]

Identity in Christ above all callings (Ep #26)

Clayton shares the blessings of having close friendships with guys who love Jesus as well as guys who were not interested in the Bible. Further, how his strong identity in Christ helped him experience that God doesn’t just put together broken pieces. He makes something better. More specifically how a shattered patella and an Army […]