Oil in Your Spiritual Lamp?

Oil in Your Spiritual Lamp?

This week, Mother Teresa’s words, “In order to keep the lamp burning, you have to keep putting oil in it,” have caused me to evaluate several areas of my life. From the emotional, to the intellectual, I have sought to “check my oil level.” But no evaluation of my life...
Oil in Your Intellectual Lamp?

Oil in Your Intellectual Lamp?

When it comes to learning, I meet people all the time who are living in neutral. I even had someone tell me that once they got out of school they made a vow to never pick up another book. The old adage leaders are readers is an old adage for a reason. Namely, because...
Oil in Your Emotional Lamp?

Oil in Your Emotional Lamp?

I talk to people all the time who are emotionally running on empty. Stress, burn out, and even depression are no respecter of persons.  They try to attack us all from time to time. The key to surviving is not avoidance. The key is emotional health. Emotional health is...
Is there Oil in your Lamp?

Is there Oil in your Lamp?

A while back, my wife and I had dinner in a legendary BBQ restaurant just south of Atlanta. When we showed up to meet our friends, we were surprised to find that, due to a faulty transformer, there was no electricity in the place, However, the setback did not deter...
Motivational Minute From Italy!

Motivational Minute From Italy!

For the past decade Italy has been on my bucket list. Thankfully, my wife and I just spent 16 days unplugged and enjoying pizza, gelato, and a taste of the Renaissance. For this week’s motivational minute I give you a glimpse of my favorite part of the trip...