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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Trust the Process

The seed goes into the ground. It is nourished and watered every day for five years. After the fifth year, the seed breaks through the ground. In a matter of weeks, it is an eighty foot tree. This is the Chinese Bamboo tree. I have never heard about this tree until I listened to this […]

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Faith 2/22/2019

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine De Saint-Exupery Trust your heart. Have faith in the things you cannot see. ____________________ The Virtue of Faith There are things out there that we cannot see, but we know it is there. Not only […]

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Faith 2/15/2019

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. -C.S. Lewis Faith to let go and to move on. It isn’t always easy, but we have to do it to advance. ____________________ The Virtue of Faith There are things out […]

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