A Friend’s Revenge

Listen to “A Friend’s Revenge” by Fred Smith   There are a few figures in Scripture who grow on you with age. Perhaps we come to understand their circumstances or have more [...]

Undivided

Listen to “Undivided” by Fred Smith   Two devoted friends and brilliant minds — John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — fell out with each other over politics, personal slights and [...]

Our Secret Inquietude

Listen to “Our Secret Inquietude” by Fred Smith   After my father died we were sorting through his papers and found a stock certificate for 100 worthless shares. They were all [...]

Gifts Of A Lifetime

Listen to “Gifts of a Lifetime” by Fred Smith   It’s a familiar scene made even more so by movies and novels: the reading of the last will and testament. The somber family [...]

The Long Good-Bye

Listen to “The Long Good-Bye” by Fred Smith   Virtually every time I mention my father in a blog people will comment about how interesting he must have been. Some who knew him [...]

Burn The Bridge

Listen to “Burn the Bridge” by Fred Smith Shortly before the pilot announced we were making our final descent into Colorado Springs, a young man walked down the aisle to my seat and [...]

Do The Hard Thing

Listen to “Do The Hard Thing” by Fred Smith As you walk into my office and look toward the small table by the window you will see a sign that reads, “Do what you love and you [...]

Making Old Friends

Listen to “Making Old Friends” by Fred Smith Sitting with five other men this weekend to talk through the challenges and opportunities for a growing business one of us had started, I [...]

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