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Steve Farber

BFP Moment: Know Yourself. Begin Today.

Here’s a quick inspiration to start your week! Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment about why you are inspired. Be self aware. Photo taken in May, 2015 at South Beach, Martha’s Vineyard,... read more

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. -Anon.

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Thank You Thursday, Father’s Day edition #TYT

I haven’t written a Thank You Thursday post in a while. With Father’s Day just a few days away, it’s a perfect time to express some gratitude! There are many Dads in my family. Today, and everyday, I am thankful for them. I have written several times about my Dad.... read more

Tuesday Tidbit: A Strategy For Bravery

(This continues a series of posts sharing insights I gained from this year’s Leadercast event.) Commander Rorke Denver knows a little bit about bravery. He is a Navy Seal Commander, training and leading special forces operations around the globe. CMDR Rorke is also... read more

BFP Moment: Nurture and Build Others

Here’s a quick inspiration to start your week! Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment about why you are inspired. Be a nurturer. Special note – I am sometimes asked where I get my photos from. I take them all! Starting today, I’m adding a note below... read more

So Many Life Lessons Learned In The Sandbox

Over the weekend, we took our three year old grandson to a new giant sandbox in town, part of a recent park and playground upgrade. We brought two trucks with us and noticed a number of community pails and shovels scattered around. Little feet were quickly bared and... read more

In the end, people are not persuaded by what we say, but by what they understand. -John C. Maxwell

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Tuesday Tidbit: Communication is a two way street!

As shared in last week’s Tidbit, I recently attended a replay of Leadercast. I’ve been to several of these annual events and aways look forward to the inspirational speakers. During the mid-morning break, I couldn’t help but overhear a woman a few feet away wondering... read more

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I always try to see the upside of life, filtering everything through my positive attitude. Whether dealing with everyday life or elevating emerging leaders, we can learn from the past, must live fully in the present and be ready for an exciting future. Join me on the journey.

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Book Review: Everyone Belongs to God

Book Review: Everyone Belongs to God

Why this book? Indulge me in a little bit of personal connection…or scroll down to go straight to my review. We live in a world in which organized religions consistently and aggressively compete against each other to enlist new members; trying to take them away... read more

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(Children’s) Book Review: The Prince Who Was Just Himself

The Prince Who Was Just Himself, written by Silke Schnee, illustrated by Heike Sistig, translated by Erna Albertz, published by Plough Publishing House in 2015. Parents, teachers, librarians, pediatricians, please buy this book! Silke Schnee called on her personal...