Archive for June, 2009

Joy In The Journey

June 30, 2009

Early summer is a time for thunderstorms where I live – they hit hard and fast, but don’t last long.  It was during one such storm recently when my family and I were watching a movie.  As the storm started, my daughter said with a twinkle in her eye, “Hey, we should go jump on the trampoline!”  I’ve started to learn that life is more about the journey than the destination, so I jumped up in my pajamas and said, “Well, let’s go!”  She and I were soaked within a few minutes, full of laughing and loving.  The storms will come – what we do with them is up to us!


It does little good, I decided, to make the trip and miss the journey.

– Max Lucado


Facing Your Giants This Summer


We’re back for the summer session of “Facing Your Giants” – This e-coaching program has helped hundreds already to transform their adversity into opportunity.  Act now to get the entire program (a $295.00 value) for only $39.95.  Just think where you will be once you get past your giant!



June 16, 2009
Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

I recently got a piece of petrified wood as a prize for solving a puzzle at a family reunion.  As I hefted the piece I realized that petrified wood is not wood at all – it is stone.  It still has the appearance of wood, because that’s what it started as.  A gradual process of minerals penetrating and replacing the fibers of the wood has turned it to stone.  In a similar way, we don’t change suddenly or overnight – it is a gradual process of principles penetrating and replacing the old thoughts and habits with something more solid and enduring.  You are a work in progress!

 We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

– Max De Pree

The Family Toolbox

The Family Toolbox

In this archived episode of Live On Purpose Radio, Dr. Paul interviews the Hopkin family about knowing how to change. The Hopkins graciously share their experience with some of the common, and perhaps less common, challenges of parenting and family life.  This episode and others in the album “Parenting On Purpose: Back To Basics” are available now for immediate download.