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Hidden Figures

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , |

Hidden Figures is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. This recent release portrays the remarkable character and accomplishments of three brilliant African-American women who played key roles in one of the greatest engineering operations in history: the [...]

One Relationship that Is Rarely Restored

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , |

I’ve seen hundreds of terribly damaged relationships restored over the years. Whether the break was caused by adultery, embezzlement, broken contracts, wrongful termination or even physical or sexual abuse, I’ve seen God bring about amazing reconciliations again and again. But [...]

Gotta Love (and Help) Millennials

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , |

One of the catchiest videos I’ve ever seen is entitled, “Gotta Love Millennials.” Sung to the old Beatles tune, Obladi-Oblada, its opening stanza provides a humorous picture of a stereotypical Millennial: There he sits inside your local coffee shop Sporting [...]

How to Lose an Airline Seat … and Win a Friend at the IRS

By | September 11th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , , |

It’s never smart to offend someone who has discretionary authority over your life. Such as the ticket agent I watched as she juggled an overbooked flight. She was waiting for two couples who had confirmed seats but had not yet [...]

Anything That Humbles Me Is Good for Me

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: |

Last week I had the privilege of hiking in the Montana wilderness with Rankin Wilbourne, a dear friend and pastor from southern California. As we shared about the challenges, blessings and setbacks we’ve both experienced in our personal lives and ministries, [...]

Public Confession Is Counterintuitive

By | August 7th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , , , |

Whenever we’ve done something wrong, our natural instinct is to conceal, deny or minimize our guilt. This dynamic began with Adam and Eve and is painfully evident in the current race for the White House. Sadly, it is also displayed [...]

A Biker with Amazing Relational Skills

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog, RW Movie Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Mom’s Night Out (not to be confused with Bad Moms) provides some superb examples of relational wisdom … especially by a big, tattooed biker. The movie involves three mothers who decide they need a night away from their kids. In [...]

Pastors’ Wives Can Burn Out Too

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , , |

I received a lot of positive feedback on last week's post about a pastor who admitted his need for physical rest, spiritual renewal and relational retooling. One of the most insightful responses came from a different pastor's wife, who described how [...]

Do You Know a Bruised Reed?

By | June 12th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , , |

It takes a great deal of humility, wisdom and courage for a popular pastor to admit that he is a “bruised reed” in desperate need of physical rest, spiritual renewal and relational retooling. That’s exactly what my friend Rankin Wilbourne [...]

The Three P’s of Satisfaction

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: , , , , |

It’s not often that an attorney loses a lawsuit, along with her two million dollar contingency fee, and yet walks away satisfied. I’ve seen similar satisfaction with employees who didn’t get a promotion. With church members who disagreed with their [...]

CCEF: Emotions-Engaging the Expressions of Our Hearts

By | April 17th, 2016|Categories: Home Page, RW Blog|Tags: |

This October I will have the privilege of presenting a Discovering Relational Wisdom Seminar at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundations’ 2016 National Conference. The theme of the event is “Emotions: Engaging the Expressions of Our Heart.” I have the [...]

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