Author: Jason Benham

Love the Word…Live the Word

What if we asked you to run a lap around the track without breathing in?   Or what if we asked you to fast for three days before a big race?   The chances of success (or survival, for that matter) would be slim.   If this physical reality is true, how much more, then

Responding To The Riots

This isn’t a rant. It’s just a few thoughts I (Jason) jotted down on Facebook this morning as I tried to make sense of the craziness I saw in the streets of America last night.   This also isn’t about how broken I felt for George Floyd and his family. I posted my thoughts on that t

If You Build It: Growing a Business God’s Way

Value Creators   One thing we learned from our time in professional baseball was that if you were good, scouts would find you. You don’t have to sell yourself. Your game would do all the selling for you. Consistently gunning down runners at second as a catcher or smashing doubles off th

Dealing with Stressful Work Environments

Do you dread getting out of bed every day to go to work because your work environment is too stressful?  Many people find that it's not so much their job that causes them stress, but the people and the environment.  While we won’t go into our “your work is worship” teaching in this blog post

If the Foundations are Destroyed

I (David) remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing inside the building we had just dropped over a million bucks to build. It was the most cash we’d ever sunk into one investment, and by far the most...actually the only...commercial debt we’d ever taken on. And three months after we move

Six Ways To Sabotage Your Success

Everyone has had the experience of self-destructing (David more so than me, of course!) It’s a strange feeling to know that you ruined the very thing you were trying so hard to accomplish—like you sabotaged yourself. We’ve come to discover that most self-sabotage is often the result of discomf

Four Tips to Build a Lasting Business

Looking back over nearly a combined 40 years of business experience, here are four tips we’ve seen first-hand that helped us immensely.   Get the Blessing   Back in the early 2000s, we had just started in real estate and hung our licenses with a small company in town. Yet we


A principle we’ve tried to teach our kids, and something we’ve always poured into our employees, is to do hard things first. Work should come before play. Hard should come before easy.    But we don’t always want to do the hard things. We like to do the enjoyable things (especially D

Service Over Self

To be a faithful believer in the marketplace today - one that generates impact as well as income - you have to put service over self.   You’ve probably heard statements like that many times before, but in reading Proverbs recently I (David) stumbled on two verses that brought this to li