Glimpses of Hope began to Displace the Depression


Who doesn’t want to live a life of “no regrets”?

Who doesn’t want to get better in all the areas of their responsibilities?

My passion is to help people be their best.  I’ve created an app (the Foundations Life Management app) that helps a person create goals and monitor their progress.

In addition, by using the Dashboard option, a person can easily text their results to a friend who can offer  encouragement, accountability, prayer, and support.


Here are two Dashboard screens that a friend of mine, who I meet with, sent to me to show me his progress:

This is how my friend initially evaluated how he was doing in all his areas of responsibilities: (notice the concerning “red” areas that were causing him much turmoil and depressing thoughts):


Using the app as a resource to help me encourage my friend as we met, this is how he evaluated his progress in our most recent time together: (notice the movement from the red (concerning issues) to the yellow (okay, but in maintenance mode):   As a side note, his enthusiasm in seeing his progress was tangible.


Coaching (mentoring)  is about relationship and helping another person make progress.

If you haven’t already, let me encourage you to check out this app, and try it with a friend to see progress occur in both your lives.

If you have downloaded the app and are using it, I would so appreciate you telling a friend (s) about it.

You can visit either the App Store (for IPhones) Foundations Life Management app for IPhone devices

or go to the Google Play Store-

If you have any questions about the app, please just let me know.



Countdown- Top Posts of 2016 #4 – Can I be thankful for this?



At a recent church camp out  where about 650 men (maybe more) spent the weekend in northern Michigan (what an awesome time!),   I was working on building our campsite.

During our building time, I got a little impatient as we were putting together a wooden swing set and a loose 4″x4″x 12′ beam fell and clipped my face.  Ouch!

Actually, very fortunately, it hit my face just above my lip.    injury on face

What is the positive in a situation like this. Well, I can think of four:

1) it could have been a lot worse. If it would have fallen a few more inches on my head, with the weight of that post,  I could have experienced a very serious injury

2) I was reminded once again of my need to be more careful when doing construction projects like this (and yes, accidents like this have happened to me before)

3) As this injury happened above my mouth, I was given a prompting to be careful with my mouth.  I think maybe I’ve gotten a bit careless in the usage of my words.  What I say(and you as well) can be so positive and uplifting to someone else, or they can scar by the way they cut down and demoralize someone)

4) I am thankful for the activity of a Sovereign God in this case, who allowed me to benefit from these valuable insights and at the same time, protected me from an injury that could have been severe

Let me encourage you as well to be attentive to experiences that happen in your every day life.  What insights can you gain from these moments?


For a new Life Management app-check out:

Migrating birds and New Year’s Resolutions


Like the yearly migration of birds flying south for the winter, so it is at the end of December with people making their New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s going to happen!  People can envision their lives turning out different in their future.migrating-geese


However, although so many people have good intentions, the reality is that most will not experience success in meeting their resolutions.  The adjustments necessary to accomplish their goals are just too hard to overcome making a  change in their habits.

Well, recently, I’ve gotten an approval from Apple on an APP that I believe can help you this year.

First of all, it allows you to record your own long-term resolutions AND the short-term goals necessary to experience success.  Then, using the colorful Dashboard screen you can easily monitor your progress.

In addition, rarely is success ever achieved by just an individual’s own efforts–people need support from others.   With your progress in mind,  on the Dashboard screen, you can text your results to a friend for encouragement, accountability, and support,  so that you will have a better chance of accomplishing those resolutions that are most meaningful to you.

There is a minimal $2.99 cost to the app, but please keep in mind, for less than one fancy coffee drink or hamburger sandwich, you can find positive help.

You can visit  either the App Store (for IPhones)     Foundations Life Management app for Iphone devices

or go to the Google Play Store (for Android devices) 


This year, take charge of your life: get the app, find a friend to come along side you, and experience a year of fulfilling your New Year’s Resolutions!