Finding Community: How My Thing Became Our Thing

I have heard community described any number of ways, but one my favorite descriptions is “Being part of a community means being a part of something greater than you. It’s about sharing, growing and opening up to who you are and what you believe in”*. I believe our lives are filled with many different communities […]

At What Cost Safety

Fear helps us make choices, quickly. Without fear the stock market would always go up and we would have no need to look for safe alternatives. If we are always making choices between growth, income, and preservation, then what do our investment options look like here in the Summer of 2019? The truth is, our […]

You, The Indispensable One

This week’s blog was written on a flight back from El Paso, TX, a place where I lived for four years of my Army career. We pray for strength for that loving community in this most tragic time. We are also forever grateful for the sacrifices of the soldiers and families of Ft. Bliss who […]

Nobody Buys That Stock Anymore. It’s Too Popular!

You are going to meet your financial advisor and just saw that Apple released a new iPhone and the stock has jumped.  You make a note to ask your advisor two things: – How can I improve my returns? – Shouldn’t I just buy more Apple? Both questions reflect normal temptations.  The desire to do […]

15 Minutes of Fame

The competition for popularity, attention, and eyeballs is a way of life in the public sphere and always has been. The advent of personal branding has only put the “look at me” phenomenon on steroids. It has never been easier for a meteoric rise to take place in pop culture, politics, or business considering how […]