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Pain…

To build muscle, we feel the pain of lifting weights. To build resilience, we must face our challenges head on. There is no way around them. Pain is the gateway to strength…

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Searching…

Everyone you meet is searching for two things: their identity and their purpose. We have this in common. Focus on connecting with others by seeing them this way, not through our obvious differences. Make an impact on someone…

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Goodness…

Since the beginning of time as we know it, there has been evil in the world. Yet, there’s a lot of good, too. Don’t be afraid to rock the boat against injustice. Speak up for those who feel like they don’t have a voice. We need more good people to lead well…

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Inside/Out

All across society, we see people who are trying to find themselves through external means. I’ve done it myself, which I discussed in my book, “Killing My Father Then Finding Him.” Here’s some truth: we find our value when we realize God created us exactly how He wanted us to be. Accept that truth and you will accept yourself…

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Strength…

The past year has allowed people to see how strong they are. The chaos in our lives caused by the pandemic has showed us our inner strength. We see the runway and are coming in for a landing with the coronavirus. And we are forever changed for the better…

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Acceptance…

In my book, “Killing My Father Then Finding Him” I wrote about the fractured relationship I had with both my parents. They were cruel and abusive, and I never felt like I was good enough. This carried into adulthood. After many years of hard, self-work I was able to rid myself of the need for the approval of others. If you are dealing with this, I encourage you to work on yourself. It isn’t easy, but it will free you from the demons inside your head. You will be free…

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Columbine High School…

“I have this theory that if one person goes out of their way to show compassion, it will start a chain reaction of the same. You never know how far a little kindness will go.” – Rachel Joy Scott

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Rachel was the first child killed that day. Yet, even with all the darkness of that day, it couldn’t stop light from emerging. Rachel’s Challenge was born, based upon the writings and influence of Rachel Scott. She continues to start chain reactions of kindness and compassion all across the world. Over 30 million people have experienced Rachel’s story. But the work continues…
Rest In Peace, Rachel. Your life mattered…

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Flounder…

Flounder is a fish, but it also means to struggle. I believe many people struggle through life, not knowing their true purpose. Frustration sets in, and some give up. I encourage you to keep going, no matter how hard life gets. Dawn is coming…

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What Matters Most…

Are you trying to be the busiest person around? After all, our culture believes that high activity is the honorable way. Do not fall into the trap of being too busy for the important things: family, friends and your health.

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Comparison…

Comparison robs you of so much. See yourself the way God sees you. You are exactly who you are supposed to be…

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