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Healing

When I was a teenager, my life was full of anger, hatred and resentment. I couldn’t wait to get out of my cruel, sometimes violent home life. I stuffed down a lot of my feelings during these years because I wasn’t “allowed” to feel them. When I finally got free at 18 and moved out, I thought I was leaving my past behind. I thought wrong.

The trauma from the past resurfaces from time to time. Our minds are such incredible supercomputers, lighting fast and efficient at knowing what we need to live fully. We are automatically hardwired to live the way our Creator designed us to live.

Wounds from the past bubble to the top, and we can either face them or stuff them back down. They will return, but our brains know when to allow them to resurface. The wounds appear when we are ready to heal from them. The timing is perfect. Trust the timing…

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Legacy

On the morning of April 20, 1999 two dark and disturbed young men ended the lives of 12 students and one teacher. The Columbine High School massacre will be etched in our minds and hearts forever.
Rachel Joy Scott was the first child killed that day. Rachel was a unique girl. She didn’t care about popularity, and reached out to other students: kids who were new, kids getting picked on and special needs students. Her ongoing life and legacy is shown through Rachel’s Challenge, the largest, most impactful in-school program in the world which creates safer, more connected schools.
Rest In Peace, Rachel. You did not die in vain…

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Religion

I don’t believe in organized religion. Religion has been used to hurt people. Personally, I follow Jesus and try to live up to the example He set for us. Jesus was a radical, saying things like “love your enemies,” and “pray for those who persecute you.” One thing He didn’t do was bring the world more religion. He showed us the true character of God.

Religion will continue. The rules of religion (no drinking or dancing etc) will remain. I simply study the life of the One who redeemed and restored hurting people…

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My interview with Christian Moore, Part 1

Christian Moore is an internationally renowned speaker, author and founder of the WhyTry program which teaches resilience to kids in schools.
Christian is an expert on resilience. He wrote “The Resilience Breakthrough,” selling well over 100,000 copies. But Christian Moore is a name we probably should have never heard of.
Moore grew up without much structure in his home. He has multiple learning disabilities, reading at only a 7th grade level. Yet through hard work, perseverance and yes, resilience, Christian holds a master’s degree from Brigham Young University.
In part one of our three-part interview, you will learn about his crazy upbringing, and about the wonderful people God placed in his life that shaped and guided him.

Click on the link to watch. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you are there!

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The Rebel in Us

Surrender is a word we do not like to consider. We like to believe we are in control.

Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the Lord directs their steps.” God will have His way, no matter what we want. And He’s on our side, not out to get us. Trust Him.

We are naturally rebellious. When we align ourselves with the Spirit, and surrender our will, we find meaning and fulfillment…

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Be Heard

There are people in the world who feel like they don’t matter. The pandemic ravaged mental health, and every day there are people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Everyone matters to God. He didn’t create us to forget about us. If your fellow man is hurting, help him and help him help himself. Speak up for the marginalized, the voiceless. Doing what’s right is rarely easy, and sometimes you have to stand alone. Stand up and be heard…

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Show Yourself!

People are guarded. They are afraid to show who they truly are because of the fear of judgment. We are created in the image of God. He doesn’t make mistakes, nor does he second guess himself.

People will judge you no matter what. However, they have no authority over your life. Authority belongs to God alone, and He sees who we truly are. Live your life to please Him, not the world…

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Dreams…

We seek fulfillment in our hearts through the power of our dreams. When the day arrives that you discover your true purpose, nothing in the universe can stop you except yourself. There will be plenty of critics, naysayers and dream killers along the way, but pay no attention to them. This is your dream. Seek guidance from the Creator, get started and keep going…

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