Jesus’ Actions That I Don’t Understand

For many years, as I’ve read through parts of the Gospels, I’ve been confused by a certain action of Jesus’. Let’s look at Mark 7: 31-36. Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him aContinue reading “Jesus’ Actions That I Don’t Understand”

Graduated and Clueless Audiobook is on it’​s Way!

Guess what! I’m working on the audio version of my book Graduated and Clueless: How to live like an adult when life is confusing. I’m excited about it! This whole year so far has felt like it has been defined by work. I’ve been on a pretty big project since January helping to redesign ourContinue reading “Graduated and Clueless Audiobook is on it’​s Way!”

Growth Podcast You Need to Listen to: Entreleadership

Hey all, happy Friday! When I drive my 45 minutes to work everyday, I like to take advantage of what renowned author and speaker Zig Ziglar called “Automobile University.” Sure, music is great. However, I have so much time in the car that I want to use it to learn something. Otherwise, I might justContinue reading “Growth Podcast You Need to Listen to: Entreleadership”

The Culture Code (Book Review)

Last August, my boss gave me a performance review where we went over professional goals for the coming year. One of my goals was to read two books on company culture and make four suggestions to my boss for ways we could improve our own company culture. Based on a reading list from Entreleadership, thisContinue reading “The Culture Code (Book Review)”

Profound Impact List: Jim Stalder

I make a habit of writing blog posts about those who have been a major influencer in my life. It’s called my Profound Impact list. It’s my tribute to those who I have looked up to in life and remember fondly in death. The first one of these would be my grandfather, Clifton Raeke, whoContinue reading “Profound Impact List: Jim Stalder”

No Time to Read? Here’s How to Do it Through Your Ears for Free

I love reading ever since I graduated college. I’m a big advocate for it now as seen by my many blog posts about it (see books I read last year and my way to read my way to leadership). I firmly believe that if you read, you’re more likely to grow personally and professionally. SoContinue reading “No Time to Read? Here’s How to Do it Through Your Ears for Free”

The Simple Cost of Every Decision That You Might Not Have Considered

As we work towards mastering the simple so that we can become the expert, it’s vitally important that we change the way that we think about everything, especially about our time! This is what I’m learning to do. I like to think of myself as a creative person, but it is soooo easy to getContinue reading “The Simple Cost of Every Decision That You Might Not Have Considered”

Pay off Debt Before You Even Have It

I know what you’re thinking. Pay off your debt before you even have it? How is that possible?  Normal people put purchases on credit, get loans for cars, etc. Then they have to pay off that debt. Not only do they have to pay off the initial amount but all of the interest acrued as well. However, you can avoid this. All you have to do is this: Reverse the process. Instead of paying for debt after youContinue reading “Pay off Debt Before You Even Have It”

What Should I Do When God Doesn’t Work on My Timeline?

Ever wonder why humans develop so slowly? I come from a farm where we saw animals being born in the great outdoors. There were many early mornings our family would gather in the barn to watch the incredible (and absolutely disgusting) miracle of birth happen in our small flock of sheep. A baby lamb, allContinue reading “What Should I Do When God Doesn’t Work on My Timeline?”

2 Simple Actions for Growth in 2019

I find that it is too easy to focus on the big goals I want to accomplish in the coming year. The problem is when I think the big goals are the only things that will make a difference. Contrarily, I believe that Mastering the Simple is what will make a difference because that isContinue reading “2 Simple Actions for Growth in 2019”