Yearly Archives: 2015





If you’ve ever spent any time at all in church, then it’s safe to assume that you’ve heard at least one sermon about the parable of The Prodigal Son. I’ve been attending church in some capacity my entire life, and I have heard so many variations of teaching on this […]

From Prodigals to Sons


Most of us will enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with our loved ones this week, but as we do, let’s keep in mind that being thankful is something we should not only do in a particular season, but all year long. Thankfulness is a powerful attitude that can bring many positive things […]

The Power Of Being Thankful



More is caught than taught.   Take a few minutes and think. Think about someone who has impacted your life in a good way; someone who has invested in you and who saw something in you that you didn’t see in yourself; someone with whom you spent (or spend) a […]

How to be a Great Mentor





Pursuing Excellence in your Current Position Bob Bogue was 17 years old and entering the cadet program for the Garden Grove Police Department in Garden Grove, CA. He had a dream to be a police officer ever since a policeman visited his “Teens and Law” class in high school. The […]

Promotion Follows Passion




Champion: A Person who voluntarily takes extraordinary interest in the adoption, implementation, and success of a cause, policy, program, project, or product. He or she will typically try to force the idea through entrenched internal resistance to change, and will evangelize it throughout the organization. These people are also known […]

Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger






“What name does God call you?” August 12, 2014 is not a date I’ll soon forget. It was the first time that someone asked me the question, “What name does God call you?” To say that I thought the question was a little odd would be under-selling my sentiment at […]

What’s My Name?








And How to Recognize it When it Comes   Opportunity. What is it, really? What does it actually look like? How can we learn to recognize it? These are the questions I began to ask myself after our interview with Miche Traina. He was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and could […]

The Anatomy of Opportunity












(un)common legacy is a multi-generational community who believes that seemingly common people are constantly building uncommon legacies. Our goal is to help close a communication gap that exists between generations by creating opportunities for people to share their life stories, advice, successes, failures and dreams. There are so many incredible […]

What is (un)common legacy?


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Orphans in Suits Is God with You at Work?   Work. We all do it. (Most of us, anyway) It’s a major part of our lives. We spend half (or more) of our waking hours during the week doing it. Its purpose? To make a living. Provide an income. If […]

Orphans in Suits



Porn, Jesus and the Future:   The capturing of the imagination is the key to the future. Donald Rumsfeld once said that the attack on Pearl Harbor was the result of a lack of imagination, and the inability to prevent such attacks, as the twin towers are the result of […]

Porn, Jesus, and the Future


Multi-Level Mentoring: How the Pursuit of Guilt Free Starbucks opened the Door to a much Bigger Dream   Ever since Emily was young, she had a dream to travel, speak and empower women. She wanted to lead and mentor them in some capacity, but she wasn’t quite sure what that […]

Multi-Level Mentoring