What Would You Do?

What is life? We’re born, go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, retire and die. Is this all it is? A few days ago, I reached out to a client and left a message just to check-in. A few minutes later, he called me back and let me know that the night […]

Intentional Purposeful Giving

I suppose every day we give. We open the door for the person coming through. We smile at someone walking by. We do an errand for a friend or loved one.  Those are all forms of giving and they benefit us both mentally and emotionally.  But are you intentional about your giving? There is a […]

5 Steps to Spend Less and Give More

It is interesting to me how many people do not enjoy Christmas nor the holidays at this time of year. How is it that a time that is to be celebrated and is advertised to be so happy is sometimes so sad? Is Christmas and the holidays a time to…? spend money celebrate tradition enjoy family […]

The True Meaning of Wealth

Recently, Marta and I took a trip to Indonesia where we visited an orphanage we support, and also to Papua to see the progress of several schools we are building. It is interesting how our faith expands as we go through life’s different phases.  I am at a point in my life when I feel […]

A Few Good People

I was talking to a young man this afternoon about doing a job for my wife and me. He is probably the hardest working person I’ve ever been around – smart, caring, and just a nice young man. He did an exceptional job for us six years ago and, at that time, I’d intended to […]

Oregon Football

Oregon is playing in the national championship. What a great privilege for the state of Oregon to have someone in that game. I know lots of people have made Oregon football a big priority in their lives.  I too enjoy football, yet when I think about priorities, I have to ask, “What are our priorities?” […]

Want to Feel Good? Give a Hand Up

The other evening I gave thirteen scholarships to high school seniors headed to college. As part of our scholarship application process, each student needs to submit a paper on how they plan to change the world. I had the privilege of reading over 30 applications from motivated, energized and innocent young people who have worked […]