The Error of Familiarity

A common mistake many make on the road to success. The longer I live the more I realize that the best life lessons come from just everyday activities. I was coming from a meeting and saw my bank nearby. I thought to myself, “You might as well go to the ATM and get some cash while you’re nearby”.A few moments provided…

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Are you MAD? You should be!

I was mad: I mean absolutely LIVID! My exact words were, “I’m DONE”! Why?We've all been there: Mad when we give our all and it seems no one is listening. Mad when we put our best foot forward and are seemingly ignored. Mad when we feel betrayed or maliciously used. Mad when we've been lied to, talked about or falsely…

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It’s Okay to Cry: Even Warriors & Superheroes Do It

I joke about it often with friends when they say sweet things about me and utter words of affirmation. Those who know me well know that I’m a “tear bucket”. I’ll tell them, “okay, stop it now; you’re going to make me cry and then you’re going to cry and we’ll never stop”. The truth is I am so moved…

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Oops, Your UGLY is Showing

(Or, perhaps, it is Your TRUTH that is showing.)The old folks would say, “the truth will always come out; just give it time”. Boy weren’t they right!Have you ever been in the presence of someone who is a “know-it-all”? Perhaps they really possess expert level knowledge or education, but the way they deliver that information makes their presence repulsive.They are…

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Is your Sweet Love Hangover wrecking your life (and no I don’t mean with coffee)?

Love is a wonderful thing. Love perks you up, makes you smile and gives you a reason to give your all. Simultaneously, love can be deadly.What was once so enticing and enjoyable, may no longer hit the spot.What was once so good to you, may be what causes the end of you.Sometimes one encounter is all it takes to warp…

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9-11 What have you survived?

As we look at the amount of damage caused by hurricanes and storms in the past few weeks, it's so hard to believe that just 16 years ago 9-11 happened. This fact only proves the following: "I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because you alone, LORD, let me live in safety" (Psalm 4:8). Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day.…

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Are you Really Prepared for the Storm?

By the time I post this, I will be up in the friendly skies. This entire week's weather forecast has Illustrated a truth of my life. Regardless of what storm is raging, you don't have to fear if you know the one that controls the storm.​ No one desires a storm: the word alone has a negative connotation. The reality is…

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