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Spending Habits

We all have the same 24 hours each day. Why are some people so much more productive than others? The reason is the way they spend their time. Learn to say no to things that don’t serve you well, and focus your time and efforts on what advances your purpose. Make a habit of spending your time wisely…

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Who Knew?

Every experience we have in life prepares us for something else. This includes both the good and the bad experiences. I grew up in an abusive home. I hated my parents, my life, and I hated God for putting me in that family. What I couldn’t know at the time was, this experience prepared me to be able to connect with kids. Today, I have the privilege of speaking to kids in detention centers and foster homes. The kids don’t see me as just another old person telling them what to do. When I describe what my life was like as a child, they see me as one of them. We connect. This brings me more inner joy than anything I do. Oh, who knew? God knew what He was planning for my life. And God isn’t like us. He doesn’t hold a grudge toward me for laying into Him when I was a hurting, angry kid…

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My Interview With Vic Feazell, Part 1

Vic Feazell was the District Attorney in McClennan County when he received a call from the renowned Texas Rangers. The Rangers had a man in custody who had confessed to three murders in Vic’s jurisdiction, and they wondered if Vic wanted to have his picture taken with the Rangers when they closed out the cases? When you are a politician whose political stock was on the rise, of course you say yes to The Rangers. Only problem was, the man who confessed to the Rangers had not committed the murders. When Vic got suspicious, all hell broke loose.
On December 6, 2019, “The Confession Killer” was released on Netflix as a five-part documentary. Listen to one of the key players from the documentary. Click on the link to watch…

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Personal Responsibility

There comes a great satisfaction from taking care of yourself, being responsible for your life and your choices. Mistakes happen along the way, but they are rarely intentionally made. Take care of what is important to you, be grateful, and never look down on those who don’t have it as good as you do…

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The Perils of Leadership

Leadership means doing what’s right, even when you must stand alone. You will not be the most popular person when you lead others. Critics are everywhere and should be welcomed. The critics have a problem for everything, while leaders are searching for solutions.

If you are called to lead, lead well without compromise. Let your vision be clear. Just keep going…

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Patience…

It’s said that patience is a virtue, but I see it as an opportunity when we practice patience. Why do we get upset or angry when traffic is moving slowly. Or if the checkout line at the grocery store is long? These opportunities, and other similar circumstances allow us to slow down, notice the people around us, and perhaps take time to engage with them. Our culture is a culture of busyness, not human connection. We need to connect with others…and stop rushing through life.

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Alone

If we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that we are not meant to be alone. We are hardwired to be connected with each other…in community. Reach out to someone who might be by themselves. Just check in with them. Saying a simple “hello” might be exactly what they need…

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