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The Way

We all have our rituals. For example, I drink coffee every morning. It’s more a habit than a rite, but I do it daily.

We can become set in our ways. Neural pathways are strong. Let’s be aware that the way we have done things in the past might be ready for change. New, innovative methods should be embraced, not avoided.

Keep your mind open. Change is inevitable…

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Paradise

This morning I woke up in paradise. I’m in Cancun to give a speech on what I call three pillars of life. These are three things we need in our lives. They are forgiveness, acceptance and gratitude.

If you are a person who prays, please pray for me that my message resonates with my audience, that someone finds forgiveness in their heart for a past grievance. My speech is tomorrow’s keynote address…

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Inventory

Take a good look at yourself. Make a list of your talents and strengths. Thank the Creator for giving them to you.

When you focus on what you have instead of what others have, your thoughts align with your purpose. Coveting a talent someone else has takes away from your joy in the moment. God hardwired you exactly the way He wanted you. Go with it!

All of us are unique. It’s time to put your uniqueness on display…

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Approval

When I was growing up, a frequent saying from the adults was, “what would they say?” Who is they???

The only approval we should strive for is the approval of God alone. When we live our lives in obedience to God, and we are trying to do what is good, right and noble, I’m guessing we are okay with God. Even when we slip we are okay with God. He never changes.

Live your life with the purpose the Creator put in you. Do your best. If you slide backwards, get yourself back on track. The infamous “they” have no authority over your life…

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New Year’s Resolutions

We have reached the point of the year when people make resolutions for the coming year. Are you making some?

Here is a way to ensure you stick with your resolution: write only one. One change you are going to make, and commit to that change for one month. Keep a journal. Write about it. Talk to God about it. But commit yourself to accomplishing it.

You can do anything you set your mind to…

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Timing

Timing is everything. When you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, choosing the right time makes all the difference.

God’s timing is perfect. That said, I don’t always like His timing in the moment, but it turns out the best when I accept it. He really does know best.

If you are in a challenging period of your life, take a minute to thank God for the lessons you are learning. He never punishes us, only disciplines. Discipline means teaching, even when we don’t like it…

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Gifts

On Christmas morning, people all over the world are celebrating and opening gifts. But there is one gift we might overlook daily: the gift of life.

Birth itself is a miracle. It is awe-inspiring to study and understand all the things that must go right to produce a baby. The odds are against us, but when God is involved all the odds are shifted.

There are people who won’t wake up today. Some died naturally, while some chose to take their own life. Never take life for granted. It is a gift from God…

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Learn It!

Do you ever observe unhealthy patterns in other people and wonder why they won’t change? Why do people stay in abusive relationships, drink to excess or lie?

Here’s some truth which I will express as gently as I can: they have to learn healthy habits for themselves. When people find their voice, their inner strength, they change. They own the change because they did it for themselves.

Until that moment comes, pray for them. Pray hard, and believe God will change them because He can. There is unlimited power in Jesus. Believe it…

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