Category Archives: Motivational

The One Mistake I Can Guarantee I Will Never Make

I’ve made many, many mistakes.  Far too many to count.  But there’s one mistake I haven’t made, and I can assure you I never will.  I have never, ever said to another human being, “You can be whatever you want.” … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts About a Dirty Word

Hello friends.  I haven’t posted here in a while.  Some of you have asked if there’s something wrong.  Not at all!  I’ve been spending almost all of my spare time working on my second novel.  The words have been flowing … Continue reading

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Good vs. Great

In life, the choice we have to make is not always between the good and the bad.  Often, it’s between the good and the great. If you’re married, you could focus on keeping the marriage together, or you could focus on building … Continue reading

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Except You

In Matthew 7, Jesus said, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.  But the gateway to life is very … Continue reading

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The One Burden We All Should Be Carrying

A hymn from my youth talks about the church marching like a mighty army with banners held high.  That seems a pretty apt description when you stop to think that in America today, we have 350,000 churches, 251 seminaries, 600,000 ministers, … Continue reading

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The End Is the Beginning

Coming to the end of a thing often produces a powerful feeling. When I put the last bite of a perfectly grilled 16-ounce ribeye into my mouth, the feeling is generally one of impending explosion. If you’ve ever been dumped … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk, Do

I don’t know why, but when you become a published author you become a magnet for wannabe writers.  It’s uncanny, really.  People walk up to me all the time and tell me that they’re going to write a book someday.  And … Continue reading

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He Smoked His Way to Heaven

A. Philip Parham, an Episcopal priest and counselor, tells what he says is a true story about a street preacher who gave an old man a small, pocket-size New Testament.  The man was delighted to get it because the thin … Continue reading

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You Might Be a Fool If…

Proverbs 26:11 says, “Like a dog that returns to its vomit, is a fool who repeats his folly.” Recently, I read about twin brothers from Louisville, Kentucky.  When they were sixteen they were both arrested for stealing a car.  Due process … Continue reading

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Seeking the Greater Good

How often do we misjudge suffering? How often do we beg God to deliver us from trouble without even stopping to consider that the greater good may be found smack in the middle of that trouble? For example… It would … Continue reading

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