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Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, And Start All Over Again

I just love the 1936 song “Pick Yourself Up”, first recorded by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for the film Swing Time. My favorite verse is, “Will you remember the famous men who had to fall to rise again? They picked themselves up, dust themselves off and start'd all over again.” This isn’t about a… Continue reading Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, And Start All Over Again

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Communicate With Christ To Connect With Christ

As I’ve gone through life, I’ve realized that everyone communicates. People speak, use hand gestures, facial gestures, emotions, and even lean their bodies to communicate what’s going on inside their minds. In the secular world, I even teach a course on how to understand kinesthetic (think: non-verbal) clues from body language to interpret truth from… Continue reading Communicate With Christ To Connect With Christ

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The Battle For Our Children And How We Can Win

Our children are under attack. Yes, there are physical attacks against our children, such as predators that want to kidnap or harm our children. There are also bullies at the schools just waiting to harm and intimidate our children. These dangers are real, and we should do what we can to prepare our children to… Continue reading The Battle For Our Children And How We Can Win

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How Do We Know When We Have Enough?

The United States of America is the most prosperous land in the history of the world. Opportunities are so abundant here that people immigrate here from all other 194 nations in the world to be a part of it. For those that are willing to put in the effort, America offers the rewards that no… Continue reading How Do We Know When We Have Enough?

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How Do We Teach Children To Honor Their Mothers And Fathers?

I suspect that if you’ve been around Christianity for any length of time at all, you’ve heard of the Ten Commandments. They were spoken by God to Moses and written on stone tablets, later kept in The Ark of the Covenant. For those unfamiliar, here they are, as recited in The Message in Exodus 20:… Continue reading How Do We Teach Children To Honor Their Mothers And Fathers?

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The Difference Between Knowledge And Wisdom

By now, you know how much I like movies. I write and talk about them a lot in my teachings because they serve as a common bond between us. Most of us have seen the same list of popular movies over the years, so when I see something in one of them that has a… Continue reading The Difference Between Knowledge And Wisdom

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Just Skip The Labor Pains And Give Me The Bible, Baby!

I’ve mentioned Dr. Eric Thomas in a prior writing. I’m a fan of his work because his work ethic is second to none. One of his teachings, which I embrace and teach, is that “You can’t cheat the grind”. I agree. There are no shortcuts in life, and in order to get from where you… Continue reading Just Skip The Labor Pains And Give Me The Bible, Baby!