The Day After Christmas

Welcome to the “Day After Christmas”!  I pray you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and enjoyed a festive meal and fellowship together.  But here we are:  the day after Christmas.  The dishes from the dinner may still be in the sink.  Wrapping paper may still be on the

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The Essential Christmas

Never allow the “extras” of Christmas take you away from the “essentials” of Christmas.  This season – I feel more than at any other time in my life – the need to have laser like focus on the true power of Christmas.  It is so easy for us to get

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Are You A Settler?

Never settle for good when you know you can do better. We live in a world of settlers. Of course I am not talking about pioneers who blazed the trail of the west and “settled” into a new land.  I am talking about people willing to “settle” for second best

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The High Cost of Unforgiveness

I recently read of a woman who adamantly declared to a minister, “I will never forgive my father!” She had grown up with a keen awareness that her father favored her younger sister, and she kept a mental record of all the things that he had done or failed to

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Who is the Bully on Your Playground?

Stop beating yourself up.  Do you remember as a kid those times on the playground when the “bully of the playground” would come and pound on kids that were smaller and more scared?  I remember watching in helplessness as other kids would get into fights and someone would eventually leave

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The Beautiful Symphony of Your Life

It is time for your life to become a symphony.  I love classical music.  To hear the robust sounds of the various pieces of the orchestra each with their unique tone come together in complete harmony to make an unforgettable melody.  It is a true fact that music soothes the

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Insecurity Always Leads to Immaturity

You will always be immature as long as you are willing to stay insecure.  The most immature people in life are those who are unwilling to work through their insecurities.  Ironically – they are also the most difficult people to work with in life.  Why is that the case? Insecurity

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