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Pretenders

Did you ever play make believe games when you were a child? I certainly did. I would put a cape on and pretend I was Superman. One time I jumped off the roof of our house and pretended to fly. It didn’t end well…

Some people continue make believe into adulthood. They might act a little greater than they really are, trying to impress others.

Allowing other people to see the real you is freeing. It’s true that some people might not like you, but it doesn’t matter. You have to like you, and that requires being comfortable with who you are.

So accept yourself as you are while constantly trying to improve yourself. God created you and me, so we are good enough…

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Help is Available

Mental health has been shredded during the past two years due to isolation. We are hardwired to be in relationship with each other. Anxiety and depression are up over 25%. Suicides and suicidal ideation are soaring, too.

There is help available. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety or contemplating taking your life, please call someone. Life is precious, and you can have a fulfilling life with purpose and meaning. Take the brave step and seek help. Don’t suffer in silence…

The suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255

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My Interview With The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton

The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton has a remarkable humility about him. In our conversation, we discussed his calling to the ministry, his challenges getting there, the “rules of religion,” and how God has always shown up. Have you ever wondered how a pastor gives a eulogy for someone they don’t know? Or are you curious about how prayer works? It’s all there and more in our interview.

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Insecurities

Most people are insecure about something. For example, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. I don’t know about you, but I’m more afraid of death than I am giving a speech!

We also have things we exude confidence in, our securities. Focus on those while seeking to improve on whatever might make you feel insecure…

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I Dare You!

Do you remember being dared to do stupid stuff when you were a kid? And do you remember actually taking the dare, even though you knew it would turn out badly? Stupid pride said we had to do it.

Now I will dare you to do something! I dare you to dream big, even outrageous dreams for your life. Then take a step, even a small one in the direction of your dream. And keep stepping. And no matter how many times you stumble and fall, keep getting back up. No one can keep you down except yourself.

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Thank You

I have observed an increase in rudeness over the past several years. Simple niceties like opening doors and saying ‘thank you’ are becoming rarer and rarer. I’m guessing this is because we are busier than we’ve ever been, but that doesn’t make it acceptable.

To all of my followers who read my work, thank you! I appreciate every one of you. You have a choice in how you spend your time, and I’m honored you spend a few moments with me…

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The Crowd

Several years ago my youngest son was going down the wrong path. Many people who knew him simply said, “he’s hanging out with the wrong crowd.” I refuse to accept that as more than an excuse. After all, he had to choose the crowd.

We have control over who we allow into our lives. No one can make us associate with them.

I’m happy to report my son got his life on track and is thriving. I’m proud of him and the inner work he has done. And guess what? His crowd has improved, too!

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