TRANSITIONS

Sep 6, 2017 by

In a five month span in 2017 our family has experienced a lot of transition. Jerolyn and I resigned a position, stepped out in a new business venture, and relocated some 2000 miles…temporarily to see where home base for our business should be located. At the same time, our youngest child also started a new position and moved several hundred miles. Our oldest and her family assumed a new position in ministry work while purchasing their first home. Finally, our son and middle child, well…they just purchased their first home. Jokingly, we said just buying a first home was the easiest transition of all of our changes.

We have always placed a high value on our family relationships, and these transitions have caused us to be even more intentional on making these family relationships stronger than ever before. Planning trips to be together, using technology to keep in touch and see one another, as well as, simple texts and calls help us to stay connected across three time zones. We are so thankful for technology to have video conference calls with our kids and grandkids. It’s not the same as being physically together, but it does get us closer than generations before us have had and helps our granddaughters remember, recognize, and even reach out to us via the screen.

Whether you are only a few blocks apart or separated by thousands of miles and multiple time zones, in what ways are you being more intentional to value, develop, and strengthen those family relationships?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2015 by

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It’s Thanksgiving week here in United States. So we are suppose to write about being thankful, correct? I mean why wouldn’t you? But this isn’t a chore, even though it is dictated some by the calendar.

Thanksgiving is good for so many reasons but stopping to reflect and give thanks ranks right up there with them. Personally, I have grown to love Thanksgiving for many years. I am a Christmas Kid at heart but the family time, relaxed opportunity to hang out, and oh yes, delicious food make Thanksgiving a wonderful celebration for this “boy.”

One thing I (Jim) am learning is to implement more of a structured time to evaluate and reflect personally. We have also been learning through our coaching of business/corporate clients the importance of this reflection time on a daily and weekly basis.

But Thanksgiving gives us opportunity to pause and give thanks. To give thanks requires us to put at least a little thinking and reflection into what we are thankful for.

People say, me included, that we shouldn’t just be thankful at Thanksgiving time. But Thanksgiving, and celebrating this time, does help us catch ourselves from our fast pace to reflect and give thanks. That is in part what Thanksgiving is to do for us. So don’t excuse it as we should do it all the time; rather embrace it as a key reminder to take time to reflect and give thanks!

Take advantage to not let Thanksgiving simply be a holiday. Embrace it as a time to reflect and give thanks. We all have something or someone to be thankful. Many of us have so much.

I am so blessed and thankful. Thankful for all of you and how many of impacted my life. Grateful to God for all the blessings and favor, even in the challenging times of life.

There is so much to be thankful that you and I could list, so maybe not here, but take some time to reflect before responding to the question, “For what, or whom, are you thankful?” Then tell it to at least those who are closest to you. You will encourage them while reminding yourself of how much you have to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jim and Jerolyn

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PS- Personal Thanksgiving note: As of this writing our youngest is in route home for Thanksgiving traveling from college a long way from us (It was a last minute kind of decision that we are thrilled happened). We are so excited AND thankful!!! For us…FAMILY!!!

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Prioritizing Family and Relationships

Sep 8, 2014 by

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A few months ago, NBA great, LeBron James was dominating the sports news channels. Now even those of you who do not know anything about basketball have heard about this LeBron guy. He is the best basketball player on the planet currently, and arguably one of the best of all time. In fact, he has stated that if there is a Mount Rushmore of basketball he hopes he would be one of the few on it.

He recently left the Miami Heat where he took them to 4 NBA Finals, winning two of them. He has returned to his home area of Cleveland. Why?

It’s all about relationships!!!

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2 Ways Your Job Can Kill Your Marriage

Aug 20, 2014 by

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The other day I was reading an article on Inc.com called ‘My Wife Knows I’m Crazy and She Lives With It’ by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg. The story is about an entrepreneur who has a problem with almost never turning off his work brain. Get this, on the day of his wedding rehearsal, he was meeting with distributers. His fiancé didn’t see him until 4:00 p.m. that day. Fortunately, he married a very understanding woman and one who must love him a great deal.

How often has your job gotten in the way of your marriage? Or a better question may be how often have we allowed our job to get in the way of our marriage?

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Ideas for Summer Family Fun

Jun 30, 2014 by

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Recently, some girlfriends and I were discussing the motivationless days of summer. Yes, I just made up a new word. But it fits. You know what I’m talking about. Kids are out of school. The days are too hot. All you want to do is go to the pool with a good book or hit the golf course. It’s the time for vacations, 4th of July, and fun in the sun. And after the winter that most of our nation had this year, the pull towards sunshine and ice cream is even greater.

So how should we face our summertime with our children? They have the same temptations being away from the structure of school that we have. We, as parents, need to model how to remain productive while enjoying some of the perks of summer.

Here are a few thoughts on a fun, memory-building summer:

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