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Betrayed by the one you love! Now What?

Life is full of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and most importantly disappointments. My friends, we live in a fallen world and The Bible says  in the book of Ecclesiastes that “There is nothing new under the Sun.” This is such a powerful truth that can sometimes hit us like a ton of bricks….

Shoot for 3rd place: Serve to Lead

One of the hardest things to do in life is take orders from someone else, particularly those who do not show us respect. Our fallen nature does not want to submit to anyone. It only wants to lead, to be heard, and be served. Humility has become a taboo in this generation. It is something that we do…

Change your vocabulary…

Proverbs 18:21 reads, “Death and Life are in the power of the Tongue, and those who love it will eat of its fruit.” Now let’s think about this for a moment. Death and Life are produced by the same instrument, the tongue. This is kind of oxymoronic…Death is the polar opposite of Life, so how…

What you see in yourself is what really matters.

I was talking to my dad today and he was reminiscing about his glory days as an all-city basketball point-guard at Crestwood High School (class of 71’). He mentioned how his team had just upset  I.C. Norcom High School. The next opponent he had to face was the mighty Bookers of  Booker T. Washington High…

INCONVENIENCE leads to CONVENIENCE

When I think about all of the greatest athletes, entertainers, ministers, scholars, and business professionals one common variable is shared among them: The willingness to inconvenience themselves at a moment’s notice. I will call this trait, deferred gratification. While others are sleeping, they are working. While others are vacationing, they are gaining knowledge about their…

Self deception is the worst form of deception

As I was thinking about the thousands of people throughout history who have been deceived by intelligent con-artists, I had to stop for a minute to think a little deeper. Millions of people have deceived themselves. A great philosopher once said, “If I can control the enemy within me, the enemy outside of me can…

Develop an Acorn Mind-Set

As I was walking down my sidewalk I noticed that it began to become twisted, cracked, and uneven. The once flat sidewalk was no longer a straight, flat plain. I asked my neighbor what caused this concrete sidewalk to twist like a balled up newspaper. He said, “look to your left. You see that oak…