Thrive Where You Are Planted…!

As a child I can remember visiting my grandmother at her home in East Texas.  During the summer months, my cousins and I would stay with her in her tiny, quaint home in the heart of the country.  It was a beautiful place!  There were large, magnificent pine trees and mighty oaks that went on…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…!

Have you ever dreaded making a decision?  I’m not talking about choosing what you will eat for dinner or deciding if you want the blue sweater or the red one.  I’m talking about heart-pounding, sweaty palms, asthma-invoking dread that surfaces when you have to make choices that are potentially life-altering.  It’s that fear of decision-making…

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How to Live With Things You Can’t Control…

Where we are in life is a direct reflection of the choices that we have made.  God affords us the rich opportunity to make these choices.  We can choose to quit a job.  We can also choose to get married and start a family.  We choose what church we will attend and so on.  But with…

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Don’t Give Up the Fight Too Soon…

There are several books on my annual ‘must re-read’ list.  I do that simply as a refresher course over the valuable concepts that these books offer.  One of my all-time fav’s is “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  In this classic book, Hill recounts the story of  R.U. Darby.  In the gold rush days,…

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Knowing When to Let Go…

Letting go can be tough.  Relationships, bad habits and even small tasks like cleaning out our closet and giving away old articles of clothing can become giants of resistance when the time comes to part ways with the stuff.  My grandmother had an old trunk in her home.  This was the place she would put…

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