124: How to face failure and start moving forward.

Learning to jump life's hurdles.

We all fail. Some fail largely while others fail on a small scale. But failure is something we all face and the question remains, how do we move forward?

In today’s episode, we’re looking at how we can pick up the pieces and live the life we want. Failure is a short-term hurdle and how we choose to jump those hurdles determines our success.

How to love others and eradicate hate.

3 aspects to God's love.

There is a growing desire in the hearts and minds of those around us to know and want to feel love. Not the love that we just throw around, but a knowing that everything is ok and a love that permeates our entire being. Love is the only way to eradicate hate and bring hope to someone’s life.

How to love others to eradicate hate.

People all around are looking for a God who is not full of wrath, but love. Yet many times, we take a look at some people and write them off, as if they’re hopeless. However, we are commanded to love those around us and we are to show them that true love comes only from God and God alone.

The Dream Where Racism Dies!

My Personal Response to the Anti-American Rally in Charlottesville, VA!

The world is a complicated place. We see heroes, villains, lovers, and haters. Then there’s those who don’t fit into either mold and choose not to get involved.

The dream where racism dies.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last several days, you’ll know there have been major clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists, neo-nazi, and other hate filled groups–from both sides of the aisle–clashed in a violent fashion over the weekend.

101: Does Fear Stop You From Pursuing your Dreams?

Pressing Through When You Want to Give Up!

Have you felt the desire to quit, throw in the towel, and give up on your dream? The fear of failure is a powerful emotion that keeps us from pressing forward into tomorrow. What’s worse, we don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

In today’s episode, I want to take you on a journey of my own fear of failure. I hope my story will help you take that fear and turn it into your personal superpower. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin, and how we leverage them both can determine success or failure.

099: The Writers Healthy Balanced Life You Want!

Bringing our lives back in sync!

Originally published on 04/16/2009 as a special article on this blog. I have significantly changed this article for today’s podcast episode. If you’d like to read the original, click here.

People have been on a health kick for some time.  We see on TV all kinds of ways one can lose weight fast.  Take this pill, drink this potion and if you don’t see a significant notice in your weight loss in two weeks get a total refund and keep the steak knives as our free gift for ordering.

Getting in Sync with your Writing

In today’s episode, I’m talking about living a healthy, balanced life. It doesn’t matter what we’re writing or doing in our lives if anything is out of sync inside us, we will not be effective as communicators of the message God’s given us.

Listen to episode: (0:37:54)

082: Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?

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It’s soon to be Christmas Morning! The gifts are ready to be opened. The turkey is thawing. Despite all of the festivities, don’t forget the reason we celebrate this season.

As you’re getting ready for company and singing your favorite Christmas songs, let’s not forget we celebrate because of Jesus Christ and him crucified. He came to earth over 2,000 years ago to give us life. Like we set out milk and cookies for Santa Clause, we need to prepare for Jesus’ arrival in our hearts and minds.

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The True Meaning of Christmas!

7 ways you can show hope and love to those in need.

What a year it has been. We’ve seen both the good, the bad and the ugly. But what is the meaning of the holiday season and how should we conduct ourselves in a society who’s given up on hope?

I remember waking up early Christmas morning with a stocking filled with candy, oranges, peanuts and one gift. As a family, we didn’t celebrate Santa Clause or pretend he existed. I was okay with that.

Discover your Passion in 4 Easy Steps.

Nobody has the right to tell you "No"!

As a pastor, I’ve listened to plenty of people who shyly look away when I ask what they’re passionate about. They either don’t know, or they believe they’ll give the wrong answer. Why? People have a hard time identifying their passion.

We believe passion is self-focused or introspective and are afraid to identify it. But is it? If we identify our passion, that means we’ll have to do something with it. Most people have bought the lie, ‘I can’t do what I love.’

Voices Distract the Peace of Mind

2 Ways to Stop Fearful Thoughts and Trust God.

Writing is such a joy for me. I know it’s been two weeks since I’ve published a regular blog post. I’ve had a couple of podcast episodes. Maybe you’ve thought I have forgotten about you. Truth to tell, I have been insanely busy with family, the World Series, deadlines at the church and publishing a book. Did I mention publishing a book?

Writing books is something I get a lot of joy doing. In-fact, when I see my completed book, I know I have just finished something special. If you would like to get a copy of my new ebook, sign up on the top right of this webpage.

071: Understanding your Life’s Potential. [Podcast]

Finding your Passion in 3 easy steps.

I’ve asked myself numerous times, “*why do I write?*” It’s not so much a question of not knowing the answer, it’s about keeping the vision of why I’m writing at the forefront of my heart. If we don’t know our why, we’ll never accomplish our heart’s desires.

In today’s episode, we’re going to look at why it’s so easy to let passion fall to the wayside. For most people, they have a hard time discovering what their passion is and what their why is. To truly take our message to the next level, we first must discover what our potential is.

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