6 Suggestions on How to Respond to Internet Criticism!

shutterstock_183063503I received a message the other day from a musician friend who was devastated by a caustic, critical remark left on her Facebook page.

After reading the trash that had been thrown in her direction, I wrote her a note of encouragement. Here are some of the suggestions I shared with her. Now if only I can follow my own advice.

What Do You Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It?

shutterstock_305400443This morning I woke to a beautiful day and the certain reality that this blog post needed to be written. Outside my window the mountains beckoned and I could hear the fish from a nearby pond begging me to bring worms.

There were dozens of things I wanted to do and one thing I was obligated to do. I love the opportunity this post gives me to keep in touch with my fans and friends but today, I didn’t feel like doing it.

Lessons Learned Climbing to 14,077 Summit of Mount Columbia


Our route up Mount Columbia

Yesterday I got up at 4:30am and climbed 14,077 ft Mount Columbia with extreme athlete/health Guru, Sarah Stanley.

The trip took a little over seven hours. It also took a toenail, two knees and an ankle. It was worth every step! An adventure like this always reminds us of life giving lessons and life saving lessons.

I recorded part of the adventure in pictures and video to share with you. I threw the life lessons in for free!

5 Tips on Handling the Ups and Downs of Life

IMG_0771I am currently on a sabbatical in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. During my time here, I recharge my batteries and restore my body to some sense of physical shape. (Round is a shape)

Yesterday I hiked 4 miles up and down high country ridges and valleys. A total of 3000 ft up and 3000 ft down. By the time I returned home it was almost dark.

On the drive to our cabin I relived the events of the day and these thoughts on handling the ups and downs of life danced in my brain. I hope you find them helpful even if you don’t dance.

How Young is Your Heart?

Now that you are covered with mud, what are you going to do next?…… “I’m going to church!

The state was Ohio, I don’t remember the city, but I will never forget the moment. I was about to speak to a several hundred teenagers who had spent the day playing wild games at a YFC Campus Life event.

A local  farmer plowed a football sized field next to the church then the fire department soaked it with thousands of gallons of water.

The result was the  gooiest mess of sticky black slime I had ever seen.