High-Tech Farmers

High-Tech Farmers

A post about farming might seem strange for a blog from the Dallas/Fort Worth Technology Prayer Breakfast. But stay with me and see what you make of the connections. Agriculture is a common theme in Jesus’ teachings. Those parables can apply to our work, personal, and...

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More Than Enough

More Than Enough

I remember the moment like it was yesterday. A Tuesday morning sales meeting in my office in Addison, Texas, just like the meetings I still hold today. A co-worker came in and told us that a plane had just hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. Like many, I...

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Is God Not Answering Your Prayers?

Is God Not Answering Your Prayers?

There was a point during 2009 when I called it my year of hell. Here’s how my calendar stacked up: January: There was a death in my extended family. February: I lost a job I thought was going to change my life. (It did but not like I expected.) March: My father died....

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Where Do You Tilt?

Where Do You Tilt?

Everything I needed to know I learned in Sunday School. Of course, it helps when you have a teacher like Dr. Bailey Smith. A couple of weeks ago, the evangelist and former Southern Baptist megachurch pastor shared some insights that reminded me why the DFW Technology...

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A CIO Faces His Biggest Fear

A CIO Faces His Biggest Fear

The day I got the worst news of my career in IT, I was so young I didn’t even realize how bad it was. I was the chief information officer of a large financial services company and had enjoyed years of success on the job. Even so, one morning I read in the newspaper...

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True G.R.I.T.

True G.R.I.T.

After 15 seasons in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten recently announced his retirement. Watching his press conference, I couldn’t help but get a little choked up. Jason was never super flashy or lightning fast, but he was always prepared. He played hard,...

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We Need Each Other

We Need Each Other

The journey of life is better when shared. Life can be hard. But tragedies, problems, and frustrations are conquered faster when a team of family or friends work together to deal with it. Additionally, every moment of joy and happiness is multiplied when you have...

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Only Four Pictures

Only Four Pictures

If you had to pick four – only four – pictures to represent your life, what would they be? Photos of your family? Your great vacation? Your car? Your house? Your boat? Your pets? Think about all of the things you have accomplished, accumulated, won, lost, made, and...

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Get Wisdom

Get Wisdom

We all need wisdom: at work, at home, and everywhere else. But how good are you at finding it? To give you a few extra options, let me introduce you to three sources who have taught me a lot this year: 1) My great friend, Jonathan Steenland, founding partner of...

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‘Dada, Wake Up’

‘Dada, Wake Up’

I hear these words, "Dada, wake up," every single day. They ring so loud that they literally take my breath away. It typically happens at the table or the den floor, and sometimes even by my son’s crib. These three words don't echo loudly because my two-year-old wants...

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