That Miracle You Were Looking For

When I take people on long hikes like the Inca Trail or Mt. Kilimanjaro I always talk to the group about pacing themselves. It’s rare that people get what I’m saying until about the second day of the hike when they pull me aside and quietly say, “I don’t think I’m gonna make it all the way to the end man. This is killing me. It's ...

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What Harvard Won’t Teach You

I was able to talk with a long time congressman in an airport recently - until he boarded early to get into his first class seat. I actually enjoyed the conversation. He was a sweet man. Quite charismatic. His English wasn’t the best, but you could tell he cared. You could also tell he felt he was slightly better than the rest of us. As he boarded the plane ...

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I Was Not Expecting This

Something confusing happened last month. One of my goals for growing Summit Leaders has been to get word out about the ministry without paying for advertising. I’ve been trying different methods. Several years back I wrote a novel and I’ve been trying to get it published for two years now. As a well-known agent told me once, “There’s no money in writing unless you sell a zillion ...

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Am I Really Making Any Difference?

There’s a little 5-watt nightlight in a corner of our house that stays on all the time. I’ve thought about moving it because most of the time it doesn’t serve any purpose and it seems like it’s just sucking electricity. But I leave it there, mostly because I don’t know where else to put it. I was lying in bed at 2:00am this morning wondering ...

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Adopting the Extraordinary Life

My friend Teresa went to high school with me in Guatemala. I lost track of her for a while, but thanks to Facebook we recently reconnected. When I saw what she has done with her life I thought it was pretty extraordinary. It’s totally different than what I’ve experienced, so I asked her to talk about her take on extraordinary living. Here’s a guest blog I asked ...

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