Category Archives: Mentoring

Why We Should Be a Mentor/Mentee

Have you ever heard someone say, The more you know, the more you realize how much you don’t know?  I’ve heard it, and I’ve said it.  It is inevitable that as you learn more about something or someone you realize … Continue reading

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A Time to Celebrate

Nehemiah 8:10-18 (NIV) 10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 11 The Levites calmed … Continue reading

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What is Your Life Message?

Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You … Continue reading

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Be a Person God Can Use

Acts 2:14-36 (NIV) 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people … Continue reading

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Avoid Being a Distant Leader

2 Samuel 11:1-5 (NIV) 11 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joabout with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. 2 One evening David … Continue reading

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Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV) 11 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. Our society tends to distrust authority figures.  We’ve seen leaders caught in lies and scandals, and established institutions often seem to fail us.  So how do we … Continue reading

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Stepping Into the Great Unknown

Back in November, I had the honor and privilege to be the keynote speaker at our Upward Football end of the year celebration.  I have been coaching Upward sports for nearly a decade now and it has had a huge … Continue reading

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Forever a Pirate

Dear 2017 Hudson Pirate Football Team, Last Friday, my wife Stephanie, my son Matthew, and my mother Jill traveled to Belle Plaine to see you guys play.  I want to start by congratulating your team on an undefeated regular season. … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Psalm 78:5 (NIV) 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob     and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors     to teach their children,   As we read in Pslam 78:5, we see that parents are commanded to teach God’s law to … Continue reading

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