Words That Nourish

Take a moment and think about the words you use. Do you wish to inspire others to become greater than they are? Do you wish to be the motivating force that fuels this generation to action? How powerful is your dialogue? What words strike to the core of your audience, leaving them with a lasting […]

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Winning With Ease

This is the third in a 7-part series comparing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to youth wrestling and how we can apply these lessons in our own lives. This is how you win with ease. Click here for Part 1: It begins with Practice Click here for Part 2: What are your Questions Winning […]

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What Are Your Questions?

This is the second in a 7-part series comparing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to youth wrestling and how we can apply these lessons in our own lives.   Click here for part 1: Begin with Practice To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy […]

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Lima Charlie? Check.

I sat in the morning Mass and listened to the homily. I couldn’t understand a word the priest was saying. His accent was too strong. His command of the English language was too weak. My mind wondered. Why am I here? How is this edifying my spirit? I was reminded of the church’s history. For […]

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What Good Have I Done?

Last night I opened up Twitter and in my notifications was a question that made me pause and think. “Now that the day has passed, what good did you do today?” I will keep constant watch over myself, and, most usefully, will put each day up for review. -Seneca A new habit that I am […]

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10 Reasons to Slow Your Anger

Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. –Proverbs 19:11 It is not the easiest pill to swallow, but being slow to anger is the best medicine. Here’s 10 reasons why it is best to let it go: Winston Churchill said, “A man is about as […]

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Take Your Lumps, Learn

A boxer knows he is going to get hit. He may learn how to take the hits and minimize the damage. But he knows that if he is going to fight, he is going to get hit. Does that prevent him from stepping into the ring? The pain of getting hit should be a powerful […]

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Without Hope, We Have Nothing

Much has happened since I first wrote this last Sunday morning. The message came a little closer to home than I was prepared (more on that later). It is the glimmer of hope that moves us away from despair. On occasion, my son and I will open up an old treasure chest that has been […]

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Cast a Little Kindness

One kind act can have a huge impact on the life of one who desperately needs it. Imagine doing one kind act every day. What would the impact be? Instead of one a day, what if you performed one kind act every time the opportunity presented itself throughout the day? How bright would these good […]

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Righteous, Totally

For you. For your family. For your employer. For your community. You have an obligation to do the right thing. It is the minimum expectation you probably have for others. And if you hold yourself to the highest standard possible, there should never be any wavering in our quests to do that which is right. […]

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