Emotional Church

Toby Mac’s oldest son, Truett, is no longer on Earth. Just heard the news on the radio. He died unexpectedly on October 23, 2019.

Emotional Church.

What does that even mean?

What is your doctrine for your emotional and spiritual wellbeing?

How well does it serve you?

All the time, sometimes, not much?

When it serves you, what do you get from it?

Is this what you want?

Is this what you want for others too?

Hope your answers amaze you.

Toby Mac’s video tribute here.

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The Pareto principle for volunteering

Windermere Prep dog mascot, Willow
Yesterday morning, during an 8-mile run…ran past the High School administration office. Willow (the dog), is the Headmaster’s pet.


The Pareto principle for volunteering is interesting.

Refresher: 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort. Another example, 80% of sales come from 20% of the sales team.

First thing in the morning, volunteered to be in a (new to the high school) parent focus group in the morning (90 minutes).

Mid-afternoon, volunteered to meet (and mentor) a former Disney Institute colleague (75 minutes).

Neither time total above includes travel time or preparation thinking time.

Something Magical happened between the two events. It’s at the ‘Next Blog’ hyperlink below…




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Is it conceited or devilish to say you are ready and can relax?

farmer stuff?
Farmers know after the hard work is done, rest is the reward.


Last night the same thought played like a broken record, “Not enough time for Church in the morning, too much to do.”

Three days away from Christmas.

How can we not go?

How is it even possible to contemplate?

Holiday stress?

Or a feeling of decent compromise because the hay is already in the barn?

Next Blog


Keep Touching Lives

Tales From The Road
Tales From The Road

Recently received an email from an occasional reader. It’s a random comment like this that makes the journey’s effort so worthwhile. What keeps you motivated to keep pushing forward?

“Hey Jeff, We met a couple of years ago in the Orlando airport. You were admiring my little netbook computer and we had a nice chat. I just wanted to let you know that I read your blogs from time to time, when I have time, and I enjoy your insights. I love this bit about the 1 to 10 scale and your son’s answer. You’re a lucky man to receive that sort of love. And I think your son is lucky too. Keep touching lives.”

If you blog, or pray, or exercise, or raise a family, or try to help others, don’t give up.

When you least expect it, something or someone will feed your soul. It’s God’s way of reminding you that life is hard, but also virtuous.