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Be Brave

There are so many people I come across who are stuck in life because they are afraid to deal with pain from the losses they have encountered.  Though pain is definitely something we would all rather not have to deal with, we must if we expect to heal and to move forward in life.

Many do not believe that pain is something they can face and they underestimate their ability to handle it.  In reality sadness, grief and sorrow are God given primary emotions that were meant to be productive and…

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A Reentry Video

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Father's Day 2016

“We have so many young men, especially, who are growing up without their dads. We have to fill that void. We have to do a better job helping young people see what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman. And then, somehow, we have to put that family structure back together.” --Tony Dungy

I met my father for the first time when I was 12.  I didn’t recognize him but the meeting filled me with so much emotion that it still ranks as one of the most memorable days in the more...

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Quadrathlon: Swim, Bike, Run, Pray

I pray while I train.  First is the fact that I could meet God at any moment.  I’m at that age now where sudden heart stoppage is a real threat.  For a moment, let’s say it’s you.  Imagine swimming along when it happens.  One second you’re breaking your personal record for the 1500 meter freestyle and the next you’re standing in the cloud amid worshiping angels face to face with Jesus.  And then He asks you what you were thinking about.  What would you say?  I’m not...

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Goldilocks Didn't Have Self-esteem Issues

When Goldilocks entered the home of the three bears she had a choice.  Her thrill seeking behavior aside, let’s look at those choices.  Trying the first bed, her arm went numb before she fell asleep; it was too hard.  The second seemed softer but after a few minutes the mattress sagged so much it seemed more like a hammock than a bed; it was too soft. After climbing into the third, however, she fell fast asleep; it was just right.  
 
Goldilocks was only making choices about her...

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Justice - Forgiveness - Restoration
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