I used to squirm when anyone mentioned accountability, much less suggested it. Maybe you, too, think accountability is a four-letter word…on steroids. And maybe your reasons for politely turning down offers to hold you accountable resemble the excuses I used to give: “I’ve got this, thank you.” “That’s for people who have a real problem, not a little challenge.” “I… Read More
Seek Out Accountability – the 6th Key for Spiritual Growth
I set several goals for myself last week. No one else knew anything about them. I didn’t tell a soul. I didn’t achieve a single one of those goals either. Most anything we attempt without accountability will rarely be achieved. Do you find that to be true? My bet is you’ve attempted to develop new habits, accomplish certain tasks or… Read More
Can We Hear What You Heard?
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.” (Matthew 10:27) Some things just aren’t to be repeated. And we’ve all gotten in trouble at some point for sharing something, perhaps even innocently, and realizing later we never should have passed on to another what we heard… Read More
Trail Tip #6 – Never Hike Alone
My aunt has backpacked several sections of the AT all by her lonesome. She is brave. But I will always prefer to hike and backpack with at least one partner. We don’t have to talk all the time; in fact, I’d prefer a little silence most of the time so I can hear the breeze whisper through the trees, entertain… Read More
For Those Who Reached Back
What would we do without those who help us up? Not just those who walk beside, but those who wait for us, turn back to go get us, reach out to pull us along, take our hand and don’t let go. What we would do without those people in our lives? Who has done that for you? Think about that… Read More
Gotten Down in the Mud Lately?
I’m going to go out on a limb today and at least pretend to be bit a discerning about an interesting mix of human behavior and that which fascinates and appeals to us. In case you haven’t been around this not-so-trod-upon path lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the themes of accountability and authenticity as of late. And if… Read More