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Communication…

When you are in conversation with others, are you fully engaged with them? Are you connected or just waiting for the right time to make your own point? Speak in a way that makes others want to listen to you. Listen well to them. You don’t have to be in agreement with them, but you must listen with your heart…

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After…

We face decisions every day, sometimes really difficult ones. In your decision making, consider how you will feel after your actions. If you will feel bad, go the other way. It might be more difficult, but you will build strength through it…

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Struggling Kids…

Yesterday I was privileged to speak to a group of foster children. It felt great to be speaking again, especially with kids. I was an insecure, angry, struggling kid myself, and because of my upbringing I connect with kids.

If a child reached out to you, please take the time to engage with them. Kids today need hope, they need validation, and they need us…

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Free Yourself…

Is there someone in your life you need to forgive? Perhaps an ex, a parent, or even yourself? Forgiveness is hard. We hold onto past hurts, giving them life, but keeping the pain inside hurts us. It robs us of living fully today.

I had to forgive my parents for years of emotional and physical abuse. Fortunately, the damage they did to my self-esteem wasn’t permanent. By actively practicing gratitude, over time I was able to see my parents more clearly, understanding why they acted the way they did. I forgave them, and I was free. You can do it, too. Start with gratitude…

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Interview With Timothy Douglas

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-determined-people-podcast/id1545647376

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Entitlement…

Entitlement means you think you deserve something for just showing up. Life doesn’t work that way. Plus, we only place value in what we earn

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Fear of Missing Out…

People will make emotional decisions when they feel like they might miss out on something. I encourage you to use wisdom and discernment when faced with big decisions. Pray about them, and listen for the voice of our Creator to guide you…

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Under Construction…

All of us are works in progress. If you aren’t feeling the discomfort of growth, you may be coasting through life. Coasting is okay for brief periods. Yet your destiny awaits…

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Speaking of Kindness…

The tongue is a laser sharp instrument. It can heal or it can hurt. Your choice, but I encourage you to return kind words to others, not stinging rebukes. Both of you will benefit…

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Looks Aren’t Everything…

Every day, Facebook and Instagram are filled with pictures of people showing us how attractive they are. Pictures are filtered to hide lines, wrinkles and other imperfections. But I want to see more…I want to see into the heart of the person. Every face has a beautiful story behind it…

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