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In the Race of Life, Be The Tortoise

In the Race of Life, Be The Tortoise

I recently re-read the tale of the tortoise and the hare, and it made a big impact on me. You probably know the story, but just in case you haven’t read it recently, let me recap it for you. The Story There are two main characters in the story: the tortoise and the...
8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

When you are trying to make a change in your life, the key is to engage in consistent effort for a long period of time. Most change efforts fail because people give up and quit too soon. It’s easy to go outside for a jog one time, or order a salad for dinner one time....
3 Lessons from John Gottman and the 5:1 Rule

3 Lessons from John Gottman and the 5:1 Rule

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to talk to you about a simple rule that can help you have a better marriage or dating relationship. But before I tell you the rule, I want to share a bit about how it came about. John Gottman and the Love Lab A professor named...
Persistence and Knowing What You Want

Persistence and Knowing What You Want

Today I want to address two key qualities that are important if we want to reach our goals: persistence and knowing what you want. There’s a story in the Bible about a blind man named Bartimaeus that illustrates both of these points. Then they came to Jericho. As...
Heart Tugs: Focus Your Energy

Heart Tugs: Focus Your Energy

This blog post is Part 9 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In these final blog posts, we are talking about how to actually implement justice into our everyday lives. In the previous post, we...
When You Slip… Don’t Stay on the Ground

When You Slip… Don’t Stay on the Ground

Have you ever been trying to make a change in your life, only to slip up? This happened to me the other day. I was participating in a nutrition challenge with my gym, and I had been doing pretty well for a few days. But then I hosted an end of the semester party, and...
Training vs. Trying

Training vs. Trying

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part blog series on discipline. I heard a great sermon the other day about the importance of discipline. One of the most interesting points the pastor made was the difference between training and trying. Trying is what most of us do when we...
Just Keep Showing Up

Just Keep Showing Up

Sometimes it pays to just keep showing up. We’re in the middle of a big CrossFit competition at our gym. In fact, it’s a worldwide competition called the CrossFit open, in which athletes across the world complete one workout each week for five weeks. The workouts are...
20 Life Lessons From P90x

20 Life Lessons From P90x

As I finished my workout the other day, I realized I have learned quite a few life lessons from doing P90x. I thought I would share them with you today! Rome was not built in a day, and neither is your body. Anything that is worth doing takes consistent time and...
Be The Tortoise

Be The Tortoise

I want to talk to you today about the importance of being the tortoise. I recently re-read the story of the tortoise and the hare. You probably know the story, but just in case you haven’t, let me recap it for you. There are two main characters: the tortoise and the...
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