Category Archives: Freedom

Teachable Moments with Children

“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink….but you can salt his oats.”   Orrin Woodward There’s a Leadershift happening in our country and I’m so thankful we have the LIFE business to help us … Continue reading

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A Little Pep-talk on Encouragement

A couple of years ago I was inspired by LIFE business co-founder Orrin Woodward to write an article on encouragement.  Its a topic you can’t get too much of.  Without it you can slip into hopelessness and despair and with … Continue reading

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LIFE Business Incentive Trips

Where are you going? This is totally awesome!!  Orrin Woodward and the founders of the LIFE Business have done it again.  Incentive trips of a lifetime to reward individuals and couples for going out and serving people by providing life-changing … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday to the LIFE Business!

Orrin Woodward and the Policy Council just put on one of the most impressive LIFE leadership meetings in the history of community building!  I think the most astonishing part was seeing all the individuals and families cross the stage, by … Continue reading

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What is Your Identity?

It was Saturday afternoon and my family was heading to the University of Wisconsin Badgers football game.  It is a yearly tradition for us to don the Red and White and fanatically cheer with 80,000+ fans in celebration of a … Continue reading

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Who is the God of Your City?

Have you ever been in a position in life where you asked the question, “Why does God have me here?”  Perhaps you don’t believe that God even exists because why would such a good God allow such awful things to … Continue reading

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Making Waves Through Adolescence

This last Sunday I heard an interesting metaphor regarding how parents are raising their children through the turbulent adolescent waters of life. Draw a simple mind picture with two islands and a huge body of water separating them.  The islands … Continue reading

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Motherhood- the BEST Job in the Whole World!

I have to be the luckiest man alive because God picked Michelle to be my wife, my life-long partner and my best friend.  To watch the transformation of her life over the last 5 years has been one of my … Continue reading

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Independence Day Thoughts 2012

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”  ~Thomas Paine I am finishing W. Cleon Skousen’s book, The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World.  It … Continue reading

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LIFE: The “Mindsweeper” That Protects the Waters of Our Life

“Any ship can be a minesweeper…once.”  Admiral Hornblower A few years ago I learned an important lesson about my brain;  Garbage in- garbage out.  The thoughts, opinions and beliefs I have are the results of the information I have allowed into … Continue reading

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