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Divided

In the United States, we are more divided now than since the Civil War. There’s nothing civil about war. We are weakened and compromised when we stand apart. The media and the politicians are feeding this division, but we do not have to allow it. In truth, we are more alike than we are different. Stand up for what’s right. Let the dividers wallow in their own mess…

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Victimhood…

No one is a victim in the sense that someone else is keeping them from succeeding. Yes, bad things happen to us, but the bad stuff only prevents us from being successful and impactful if we allow it. The battle is in our minds. If you have a good mind and can think…you can do. It’s easier to blame than to do…

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Reading

From the time I was a little boy, I loved to read. Reading books took me on great adventures and opened my mind to endless creative possibilities. Still to this day my desire to read remains. Many people consider my way to be old-fashioned, but I do what works for me. I average a book a week across all genres. I encourage you to take up the habit of reading. I believe it will be of great benefit to you…

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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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Activity

It has become an honor to be known as the busiest person around. Has this become the culture of America? I hope not. We must make time for what matters most: people. If we gain wealth but have no real friends and our family merely tolerates us, we aren’t winning the game of life. Examine your focus. Recommit to the people who care about you…

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Anger

There are times when we should get angry. It should piss us off when we learn of child abuse, sex trafficking, physical and emotional abuse. Jesus got angry when he saw how people were disrespecting The Temple…God’s house. He made a whip to drive out the animals and traders.

Righteous anger is okay. Getting angry when someone cuts us off in traffic to the point where we want revenge isn’t okay. In fact, it’s just dumb…

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