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This Is My Halftime Story: Lee DeRemer

Why would a man with a PhD in leadership and a 30-year history of teaching leaders and mentoring others, seek the help of the Halftime Institute? Lee DeRemer is that man, and his story offers much insight into the vital role Halftime can play in the life of anyone who needs guidance on the journey from “success to significance.” Lee retired from the US Air Force in 2010, and almost immediately faced a fork in the road of his life. “I had a false start...I accepted a comfortable position

This Is My Halftime Story: Lee DeRemer 2018-01-04T22:13:37+00:00

Business, Faith and the Second Half – Part 1

By Dale Dawson If private enterprise, rather than charity, is the sustainable solution to poverty in Africa, then how do Americans help? One innovative idea taking root in Rwanda is to draw faith-motivated U.S. businesspeople to the country to lend their talent and invest their resources to promote entrepreneurship and private sector growth. This essay journals the transformation of one boomer-age American entrepreneur as he reignites his passion, redefines success in business into a divine calling and encourages the next generation to fuse a social mission into their careers.

Business, Faith and the Second Half – Part 1 2015-10-16T14:39:45+00:00

Tell Bob “Congrats” on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime

Congrats to our founder and beloved friend, Bob Buford!  As of October 6, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime is officially released and available for purchase. Zondervan’s willingness to reprint this in hardback demonstrates their belief that this is a timeless classic and still a very relevant work for men and women entering this unique season of life all over the world. We know most of you reading this email have been touched by Bob and his book Halftime.  To celebrate this significant milestone, we’d like to ask you

Tell Bob “Congrats” on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Halftime 2015-10-12T15:16:55+00:00

Want Flexibility? Just Ask.

By Diane Paddison, 4word Founder and President “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 This passage is a constant reminder to me to trust in God’s timing and to let go of my own expectations. To paraphrase it specifically for work would sound something like this: there is a time to press forward at work, and a time to lean back;

Want Flexibility? Just Ask. 2015-08-11T14:50:12+00:00

The Joy Conundrum in TwoTen Magazine

By Jeff Spadafora I coach Christians who are discontent with their life. Interestingly, they’re mostly folks who have–relatively speaking–a pretty good life. Far from perfect, but far, too, from disastrous. When it comes to work, marriage, parenting, health and finances, the clients I work with are more blessed than challenged. And yet something significant is still missing in their lives. What is it that their hearts crave? At the most basic and foundational level, what does your heart crave? The answers I most often hear are “purpose” and “meaning.”

The Joy Conundrum in TwoTen Magazine 2015-07-21T14:43:27+00:00

Building a Thriving Family In Your Second Half- Part 4

Throughout the Thriving Family email series we’ve covered important elements and questions to encourage you to stop and think through your vision, role and strategy to leading your family in the second half of your life. If you missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3, be sure to go back and check it out. As we mentioned in the first blog, one of the most rewarding aspects of the Halftime Journey is taking our family with us on this exploration and adventure. Linda and I want our kids and

Building a Thriving Family In Your Second Half- Part 4 2017-02-03T14:05:25+00:00

This is My Halftime Story: Lisa Huntsberry

From Baylor graduate to CPA, to Chief Financial Officer...to what? This is the question facing Halftimer Lisa Huntsberry, former CFO of Interstate Batteries. Lisa remains uncertain about her next step. But what she knows- and who she knows- gives her great peace and joy while she takes an intentional pause. Born into a Christian family in Ft. Worth, TX, Lisa came to know the Lord personally at an early age. As she grew to adulthood, went to college and began her career, she repeatedly saw the Lord’s faithfulness. “I have

This is My Halftime Story: Lisa Huntsberry 2015-06-15T12:32:29+00:00

Building a Thriving Family In Your Second Half- Part 3

By Lloyd and Linda Reeb It’s hard to believe we’re already to Part 3 of the Building a Thriving Family email series. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2 be sure to go back and check it out. This week we are going to dive in deep and focus on your leadership role within the family, family values, and the risks and opportunities for each individual in your family. Questions For Building a Thriving Family 1. Leadership: What is your role in leading the family, and what is your

Building a Thriving Family In Your Second Half- Part 3 2017-02-03T14:10:41+00:00

Healthy Living for the Busy Household

By Michelle Spadafora Life is busy. Work, family, church, volunteering….we know our health is important but finding time to exercise and eating healthy is nearly impossible. Lack of time is the #1 reason given for not exercising. We make time for the activities we value. Most of us have a choice to make: make time to exercise or make time for doctor appointments.  I love how Edward Stanley addresses this, “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for

Healthy Living for the Busy Household 2015-05-29T16:40:49+00:00

PART TWO: YOU’LL NEVER KNOW DAWSON, DRUCKER AND NEXT GENERATIONS

Bob Buford’s Values Project – Part 1   BOB:  Talk about stages, Dale. I tell people how my second-half career, or calling, segued from doing to directing, and you see your role in work for Rwanda in transition. DALE: Bob, over my 12 years in nonprofit, the principles and values that most informed me were about the fruit of my work being on other people’s trees. But these days my job is “to release and direct energy.” Those two principles guide the transformation as I find myself more in

PART TWO: YOU’LL NEVER KNOW DAWSON, DRUCKER AND NEXT GENERATIONS 2015-04-28T16:50:42+00:00