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Know Why You’re Stepping into the Ring

Know Why You’re Stepping into the Ring

I recently saw Creed 2, and I loved it. I love all the Rocky movies. They are inspirational, and they make me want to wake up, bust through my obstacles, and make something of my life. Losing Heart There was one scene from the movie that made a big impact on me, and...
Change One Thing at a Time

Change One Thing at a Time

Change is difficult. If you’re struggling to shift something in your life, you probably know this truth in a deep way. It doesn’t matter what it is. If you’re trying to change anything—starting a workout program, stopping biting your nails, quitting smoking—the truth...
Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

Thanksgiving and Expressing Gratitude

Happy early Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love the food, watching football, spending time with family… everything! So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I want to talk about the importance of expressing gratitude. Struggle with Gratitude?...
When Trouble Hits, Look for the Blessing in Disguise

When Trouble Hits, Look for the Blessing in Disguise

Research is clear that people who experience higher levels of gratitude also tend to be happier. But gratitude can be tough, especially when you’re struggling with difficulties or problems in your life. Look for the Blessing in Disguise One thing that has been helpful...
Does God Still Speak to Us Today?

Does God Still Speak to Us Today?

I was having dinner with a friend awhile back, and he asked me whether I thought God still speaks to us today. My friend was struggling. He had been praying and wanted God to encourage him and speak to him. But he felt like God was silent and far away. When he asked...
Look for the Simple Solution First

Look for the Simple Solution First

When we are struggling with a problem, sometimes the simple solution is the best one. Unfortunately, we can get so caught up in our problems or issues that we miss the simple solution. Struggling to Fall Asleep This happened to me a while back. I was struggling to...
Do Your Best and Accept the Rest

Do Your Best and Accept the Rest

Sometimes I struggle with the tension between action and acceptance. On the one hand, I want to be disciplined and do the best I can in life. There are areas of my life I want to improve. If I want to reach my goals, it’s going to take purposeful, consistent effort....
Healing Might Come From an Unexpected Place

Healing Might Come From an Unexpected Place

Sometimes healing can come from an unexpected place. Jesus and the Pool of Bethesda There is an interesting story in the Gospel of John (Ch 5) in which Jesus heals a disabled man. In Jerusalem, there was a pool called Bethesda. This pool was thought to have...
When in Distress, Follow the Example of Jesus

When in Distress, Follow the Example of Jesus

We all go through times of distress. The other day, I was feeling quite upset. My uncle was sick with Stage IV cancer, and his prognosis didn’t look good. I was also dealing with some personal issues and insecurities that were causing me to feel sad and down. I was in...
Why It’s Important to Finish Well

Why It’s Important to Finish Well

Have you ever struggled to finish something in your life? I was dealing with this issue the other day. I was working on a book manuscript, and I was losing steam. I had done quite a bit of work on the project, but the finish line still seemed so far off. There was a...
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