Motivation

The Power of Forgiveness

Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping it kills the other person.  Harboring negative thoughts only harms the person holding onto them.  When you think of forgiveness in this way, you can quickly understand why it's one of the most powerful gifts you can...

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Viewing Disagreements as Opportunities

Recently I had to work through a challenging disagreement with a friend.  To be honest, I didn't know how it was going to go.  It was one of those conversations that you dread, but know needs to happen.  While I knew that things could go south really quickly, I made...

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Meet Madelyn, A Student Peace Ambassador

Each week I drop some nuggets of wisdom challenging you to love well.  This week, I've invited my friend Madelyn Johnson, a student who is currently traveling the country, promoting peace and showing love in many places.  I met Madelyn a few years back, while speaking...

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Leaving a Legacy

Yesterday I attended a funeral for a retired police officer and military veteran who passed away suddenly.  Standing in Texas cemetary with the cold wind blowing across my face, time seemed to slow down as I listened to the words of the chaplain who was officiating. ...

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Making Time in the New Year

As you set goals in 2018, I want to challenge you to think not only about personal goals but also goals for your family.  How do you want to love each other in 2018?  What things will you put in place to help you do so?  Research shows that writing down your goals...

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Merry Christmas to You!

Enjoy this joyous time of year with those that you love most and spread a little love and kindness to someone that you don't know.  Together, we can make the world a little brighter.

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What To Do When You Feel Unappreciated

This year marks the 25th anniversary of “The 5 Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman.  The book is not only a classic for how to love well in relationships, but it’s also helped me solve a number of conflicts with people that I deeply care for.  It’s amazing how things...

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Building Self-Confidence

I recently read an article in the Dallas News.  The title immediately peaked my interest.  The headline read "Lawnmower Parents are Raising a Generation of Kids Who Struggle with Adversity".  Penned by Ramy Mahmoud, a teacher in Plano, TX, the article talks about how...

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