Kona Goes To Head Of Class

By |July 14th, 2009|

During our 33 years of marriage, Elaine and I have had countless dogs that have helped us ride herd over five children and three granddaughters.  Only one canine, however, became THE family dog.  His name was Kona.  Our two youngest children, Caleb and Bradley, grew up with Kona as their constant companion.  His recent sudden […]

Hope Springs Eternal In Tampa

By |April 28th, 2009|

I’ve just returned from a 24 hour “missions trip” to the Hope Children’s Home in Tampa, Florida.  This trip was courtesy of my best friend, Tim, who has been so impressed by what God is doing down there that he insisted upon giving me a first-hand look.  I’m so glad he did.  Though God is […]

It’s A BIG Deal Birthday For The “A Team”

By |April 24th, 2009|

I started anticipating our 20th anniversary (April 1, 2009) early in 2008.  Whenever I’d mention it to anyone, they would invariably say something like, “Wow, twenty years in business.  That’s quite an accomplishment.”  To which I replied, “Oh, it’s not that big of a deal.  Many people have built much larger companies in much less […]

How To Control What You Can: Thoughts, Attitude, Effort

By |March 2nd, 2009|

During tough times, one of the toughest things to do is to stay focused upon the few things that you can control, while refusing to be distracted by the many things you can’t.  In my experience, I’ve found only three things that I can consistently control –my thoughts, my attitude and my effort.  Let me […]

Praying Through The Pain

By |February 25th, 2009|

It was painfully to the point – “financs, rejection, loneliness, migraines”.  That was it.   Her entire prayer request was four simple, pain-filled words.    “Mary” had found the link to the Ambassador Prayer Team on our web site.  How fitting that “finances” was misspelled, as it seems that our entire nation has forgotten how to spell […]

Creatively Destroying and Re-Building The American Auto Industry

By |December 12th, 2008|

So who am I to think I have a better plan for saving the American auto industry?  Why not?  After all, the plan on the table calls for $15 billion dollars (oops, now its down to $14 billion) in taxpayer money to be sent straight down the bail-out rat hole.  But it certainly won’t stop […]

Stressed But Blessed?

By |December 11th, 2008|

I’m trying to break myself of a bad habit I picked up as the current economic malaise came calling upon our company.   In response to the proverbial, “how are you?” greeting, I’ve taken to answering, “stressed but blessed”.  Sort of like positive self talk with a spiritual twist, I suppose.  Sounds better than, “it’s tough, but […]

Winter Survival Tips

By |December 6th, 2008|

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Deep Survival:  Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales over the Thanksgiving break.  Within it I discovered many survival tips well worth knowing, including how to survive the current recessionary winter.

“The climb up the edge of the cliff was the hardest and most dangerous thing I’d ever done.”  Yates arrived […]

Thankfully Remembering Black Thursday

By |November 26th, 2008|

One of the darkest days in Ambassador Solutions’ nearly 20 year history occurred on a fateful Thursday in September of 2000 –Black Thursday.  In response to the precipitous decline in demand for IT services during the post Y2K/dot com era, we announced our one and only layoff. I will never forget that day –one of […]

Search Your Heart…Use Your Head…Vote Your Conscience

By |October 16th, 2008|

There is much at stake in the upcoming Presidential election, but the issue with the most at stake (1.2 million lives per year) is getting the least attention.  Yes, I dare say it…I’m talking about the abortion issue.  I’m talking about what I consider to be THE issue of this generation.  I’m talking about an issue […]

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