Category: Religion

The Power of Affirmation

You’ve probably never heard name Scott Adams, but you probably know his cartoon – Dilbert!  I like to read about successful people and I would say that Scott fits that description however you might want to define it. I recently read where he had a lady suggest to him to try this thing called affirmations. …

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What the Church Can Learn from Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has its lovers and haters! But let’s lay that aside for a moment.  Wal-Mart has made a strategic decision that could change the size of future stores!  Have you been in a Wal-Mart Supercenter lately? Maybe the better question is how many times you’ll visit this week!  You are probably already aware that they …

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Benefits of Daily Journaling

Before you’re finished reading this, I’ll provide you: With a great gift idea that really works A story of a spiritual exercise that I’ve failed at until recently With 7 benefits to daily journaling I’m always in the  process of growing in my faith. One of the newest experiments that I’ve decided to try is …

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Man Challenge – Part 1

It’s been my experience that many men aren’t really interested in church.  Of course your milage may vary.  I think that it’s partially due to what the church has done to them over the years on Father’s Day, which is beat them down for being worthless fathers.  This seems to be in sharp contrast to …

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How I Lost Over 20 Pounds – Part 2

As I was running this morning I began to think I needed to do a followup on an earlier post that I wrote about losing over 20 pounds by initiating a lifestyle change. If you missed it you can read about it here.  We’ve all read about people that have tried experiments like this only …

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Returning From Exile

Heard a wonderful story last Sunday with parallels from the Old and New Testament that really spoke to me.  Not only did it speak to me, it also provided much hope. The story came at the end of one of our many Sunday worship services.  This was a particularly special occasion as a wonderful couple, we’ll …

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Erik Smallwood the Boy Wonder!

I want to tell you about Erik Smallwood’s inspirational weight loss story…and more!  But you can’t handle the truth – yet, so let me set it up for ya! Several weeks ago I wrote a post about how I personally lost over 20 pounds – for now.  The “now” doesn’t denote more weight loss but …

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Soul Keeper – What Went Wrong?

A few Sunday’s ago I reminded everyone that YOU are the keeper of your OWN Soul.  Not the church, not your LifeGroup, only you are responsible for your own spiritual growth.  We live in a time like no other in Christianity to grow in our relationship with Christ.  The church, LifeGroups, the internet, etc… are …

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Becoming an Amazing Volunteer

Who doesn’t like the idea of becoming amazing – at anything!  This week I was researching various ways one can become an amazing volunteer and thought I’d share a few of my findings… Most are from Forbes.com, specifically Michael Lindenmayer… Here are some one liners from the article -The standard volunteer is insufficient -A mediocrity is …

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Remembering 9-11 in 2016

This week most Americans will take time to remember the horrific tragedy of 9-11.  As most of you can, I too can remember where I was when I heard the news.  I was driving my youngest daughter to her elementary school.  Rick and Bubba were on the radio and brought me the news. You could …

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