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Pressure

There are many forms of pressure, from pressure cookers to peer pressure. There are people in our world who will use pressure and intimidation to get their way. Steer clear of those people.

You can get everything you want in life by doing good, not through threats and maneuvering. Leading with a kind and compassionate heart will move mountains, leaving a trail of good. You will be creating a legacy.

There are times when applying pressure is a good thing. Lean into those times and divert your attention away from the pressure you know goes against your values…

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Veterans Day

We honor our veterans on November 11th every year. We should honor them daily.

It’s easy to take for granted what our armed services do. We are safe from a war in our country because they protect us. Service personnel go into some dark places and do some unspeakable work. They take out terrorists and protect foreigners, too. Our armed forces are the best in the world. Period.

I encourage you to take a moment and say a prayer, thanking God for the brave men and women who serve and have served. They are honorable…

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Start

People believe they must have everything aligned perfectly before beginning a new, worthwhile venture. Or they need more education. Or time. Or money. Or whatever excuse they conjure up.

Here’s a secret for you: you do not need perfect alignment, education, time or money or anything else. Commit your work to honoring God, ask Him for guidance, keep asking along the way, and begin. That’s it!

Then keep going, no matter what…

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Aging

I have known people who at 23 years old thought and acted like they were one foot away from the grave. And there are eighty year olds who live rich, vibrant lives.

We have a choice about how we age. When we exercise regularly and keep our thoughts clean and clear, we will slow down the aging process. I don’t have to point out what a lifestyle of no exercise, too much television and poor food choices will do to your body. But poor choices are reversible! At any age.

Age exists only in your head and your heart…

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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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Lead

Leadership is easy to recognize. People who lead others aren’t born this way, they are developed over time. When their moment comes, they are ready.

Some people try to lead by force or through intimidation. That might work for a short period, but it’s not sustainable.

Simply put, leaders take the reins and do what’s right. They stand up for good and fight against evil. Leaders are oftentimes counter-culture, and don’t “go with the flow.” Being popular isn’t important to them.

Lead well. Be a lion among the sheep, not to harm, but to protect…

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Forced

Do you try to control outcomes? I believe we all do to some extent.

Sometimes patience is required to get what we want accomplished. We wouldn’t take a cake out of the oven before it’s fully baked, nor would we leave an intersection before the light turns green.

Daily life requires self-control. Keep working diligently to build and grow your life. The desired results will come, but not by force…

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The Silence of Fear

Most people are living in fear of something. The genesis of fear can be traced to the past. Perhaps we have experienced loss and are afraid of losing again.

Fear remains silent because we don’t want to be seen as fearful. Facing our fears frees us from the hold the past has on us, allowing us to experience more from life.

Do you want to live fully? Face your fears and they become powerless over you…

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Seek Help

We are independent, aren’t we? Self-sufficiency is a sign that you’ve “made it.”

Yet the struggles of daily life remain. Sometimes the challenges we face may seem insurmountable. We try to face it alone because we’re capable of taking care of ourselves.

There may be times when we need help. There’s no shame in seeking someone to come alongside you to help you through a difficult period. In fact, it demonstrates strength to know when you need others.

You are not alone, unless you choose to be…

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