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Home

Our home is different from our house. Home is the place where memories are made, where we feel safe and secure. A house is where we live, nothing more.

Every problem our world faces is a problem of the heart. The lessons we model for our children, from conflict resolution to how we see and interact with our fellow man are taught at home.

Treat others equally well, show compassion and generosity while doing the right thing. It begins at home…

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Mistakes

We make mistakes. Every single one of us does. We are human beings and mistakes are part of our lives.

Past mistakes can haunt us to the point of emotional paralysis. We must find a way to forgive ourselves and move on from them, knowing we will screw up again.

Other people make mistakes, too, and we should not allow their mistakes to cause us to not trust others. We can forgive without forgetting, though…

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Accept

Are you living life fully, or merely accepting what comes your way? Unfulfilled dreams can cause people to give up too quickly on what they truly desire.

Successful outcomes don’t happen overnight. It takes commitment, drive and unrelenting desire to achieve what you want. There are lonely times, but they don’t last. There are happy moments when you achieve a breakthrough, but you gotta keep working.

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation, and die with their song still in them.” Don’t die with your music still inside you. The world needs to hear from you…

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Wanda Huff

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s something that we should be aware of every day. One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Our guest today is a breast cancer survivor. On December 11, 2021, Wanda Huff received her final treatment after 2 years and 8 months. Today, she shares her story of diagnosis, treatment, encouragement, strength and hope, and life after cancer!

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s something people share be aware of every day. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes.

Tomorrow, I will post my recent interview with Wanda Huff, a breast cancer survivor. Wanda walks us through her journey dealing with the disease, including multiple surgeries, radiation and immunotherapy. It’s a gut wrenching story, but she got through it and is cancer free!

Be sure to watch our interview tomorrow. Until then, here’s my friend Wanda ringing the bell!

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Limited Faith

Do you doubt God? I do sometimes. Intellectually I know God can do anything, yet my mind can also see situations I deem to be impossible. Even for God.

When I doubt, I’m limiting God’s ability to act. Faith is, as it is said, what we hope for and cannot see. When God goes countercurrent and does something in my life I didn’t believe He could, I’m quick to say thank you and ask forgiveness for my doubt. I guess my memory is short, because I repeat the same scenario again and again!

Jesus told us to pray expectantly, as if we have already received it. And you know what? It works!

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Steps

Because of the high number of divorces in today’s culture, there are more blended families than ever before. All of us know people with step-dads, step-moms and step siblings. This can cause rifts within the family if we allow it to.

Family dynamics are challenging enough without the added stresses of blending families. Family is part of our identity. In fact, it is the first foundation of who we are.

It isn’t a threat when family’s merge. While we don’t get to choose who our parents are, step families chose to be together. When done correctly, with forethought and intention, blending families together can bring much happiness and fulfillment…

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God’s Will

God gets blamed for a lot of bad stuff. When tragedy happens, a child dies or a natural disaster occurs, you hear people say, “well, it’s just God’s will.” This is not true.

In His nature, God cannot do evil. He allows it so we become more reliant on Him and less on ourselves. Even then, we have a choice. People get angry with God, and that’s okay. He can take a punch. Or people lean on God, and He shows up. Always.

We sometimes forget to give God credit for all the good in our lives. Even atheists get clean water and fresh air, all the while thinking it was just some Big Bang that brought us here.

There will always be evil in our broken world. Evil doesn’t fit into God’s plan for our lives, and never will…

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Rushing to Judgment

The court of public opinion is open 24/7. Social media has given everyone a voice.

But this has been going on for much longer than Facebook has been around. Do you remember when Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California? People were immediately calling for an amendment to the Constitution to allow him to run for president. Perhaps we should see how he does as Governor before anointing him with oil.

It’s best to let things play out before rushing to judgment. Change takes time. Patience and grace are needed, too…

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Political Correctness

Political correctness was first recorded in history at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Today it has morphed into watching your language so you don’t offend anyone.

We are going to offend someone whether we have PC culture or not. Some people are wearing their feelings on their sleeves. They get offended easily, especially if your politics don’t align. This has got to stop. It’s destroying peoples ability to just be themselves for fear of insulting someone accidentally.

When you find yourself in a position where you need to apologize, do it immediately. And if you meant to hurt someone’s feelings, go to work on getting your heart right…

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