Raising Children And Being Good – My Hope For Mine, And Yours

Isaac has always been a good looking boy!

When my wife was pregnant with our oldest child, Isaac, we were on a long drive to Mount Shasta, California from our home in the Oakland Hills. About to be new parents, we spent most of the drive talking about everything imaginable baby related – sleep, clothes, education, money, you name it. As the sun Read More →

Will I Be Bullied and Beaten Forever? Changing Lives With Love

I've never received a more priceless package than this one.

Bullied and beaten, so sad and so many. We have a responsibility to respond. Recently, I spoke to a group of students at a rural Indiana High School at the invitation of their teacher who had attended one of my Ladder UPP workshops. They came from a criminal justice and two health classes, and the Read More →

Where Is God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Lonely and numb is not a good place to be.

We all die. And we all suffer to some degree. Yet, despite the universal nature of our common fate, it can be hard, if not impossible, to reconcile pain and death with God. Especially pain. Death we can compartmentalize, deal with, and understand as just part of the cycle of life. But pain? Where is Read More →

Little Heroes – Book Serialization #11

Within all of us, is a child with hope.

Bullied, bruised, and beaten, they were young outcasts. Together, they became unlikely heroes. Little Heroes is a story of hope for anyone who has struggled to fit in and all of us who think no one is beyond redemption. Today we present Serialization #11 of my book, Little Heroes. Please share this raw but inspiring Read More →

French Lick Resort Judicial Conference – Even Judges Cry

It's hard to not find peace in a face like this! My beautiful wife and Josephine Mercy, our 8th!

I just had the honor to speak at the closing session of the annual Indiana State Judicial Conference in French Lick, IN at the historic French Lick Resort. There were almost 500 judges in the room from across the state of Indiana including the Indiana Supreme Court. For a man who grew up in a Read More →

Little Heroes – Book Serialization #10

My boy Gabriel in a fort he and his brothers made. Children are born with such resolve. Our job is to help grow it.

Bullied, bruised, and beaten, they were young outcasts. Together, they became unlikely heroes. Little Heroes is a story for anyone who has struggled to fit in and all of us who think no one is beyond redemption. You will laugh, cry, and feel righteous anger, but most of all, you will believe in hope. Today Read More →

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