The Skeleton Keys #1: Faith Plus Works

Faith 11/22/2019 When I was younger, I thought prayer was the skeleton key that would open up all the doors. In desperate times, I would pray. If I wanted something, I would pray. In those days, I believed that being a prayer warrior was the way to make it in life. Obviously it didn’t work. […]

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Carry On

Faith 11/15/2019 There are things that happened that were never planned. Accidents. Interruptions. Chaos. We can try to avoid them, but sooner or later we will all get caught up in the unforeseen. That’s life. Some things we can control. Others, we can’t. And what will you do if tomorrow your life goes off the […]

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Moving Mountains

Faith 11/1/2019 I am thinking about this new house my wife and I recently purchased. It is a lovely 1972 ranch that has not been updated since 1972. It is almost overwhelming when I consider how much needs to be done to it. Right now, we are working on the kitchen, ceiling, floors, garage, and […]

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Make Your Own Luck

Faith 10/25/2019 Monday night my wife was shopping for rain boots. She said she has always wanted a good pair but never remembers to buy them. It was supposed to rain all day on Tuesday, and she was dreading the idea of being out all day without a good pair of boots. Her story reminded […]

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Getting Results

Faith 10/11/2019 How many times have you gone into a project half-hearted? Maybe it was one that you took over and didn’t totally own it, or it was one put onto your plate but didn’t really want. It was those types of projects I have always had trouble staying motivated on. Often, they were not […]

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Choose to Overcome

Faith 10/4/2019 Here is a message for everybody. Everybody. We all have the ability to improve. All we have to do is make the choice. We get to choose to become better. It is because of this reason that I have come to love listening to podcasts. Last week I listened to Ed Mylett interview […]

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Trust Yourself To the Water

Faith 8/3/2019 My life is starting to get chaotic. Selling/buying a house. We close on the one we are selling in five weeks. We close on the one we are buying in five weeks and a day. The inspections are coming back from both houses, and it seems we are the losers on both of […]

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Tending the Garden

Faith 6/21/2019: Tending the Garden The things you work on to improve. Your body. Your career. The projects on the side that you hope may replace your current career. The things you imagine to be your future. That’s your garden. That’s the grass you believe is greener on the other side of the hill. We […]

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Break Free

Faith 5/31/2019: Break Free You can choose to roll along with the tide, going wherever it directs you. Do so, and you will call it destiny. Whether your destination leads to the promised land or somewhere entirely different, you will be resigned to this fate. A product of the environment in which you were born, […]

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Do Hard Things

Faith 5/24/2019: Do Hard Things Imagine 10 years ago. What can you do now that seemed impossible back then? For me, there were so many things I believed I would never achieve. Sure, many of them I dreamed about doing. But in all honesty, I did not really have faith that it could be done. […]

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