Working Toward the Win

I sat in a conference room on Friday and watched a friend of mine get a “win” that he has been working toward for many years…. years. He has sat through way too many very long meetings, taken up entire weekends, had countless conversations repeating the same dialogue, took part in hours of Skype meetings,

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Procrastinate vs. Progress

I had a conversation this past week with a guy about his goals, things he wanted to accomplish, and changes he seems to desperately want to make. I had a very similar conversation with the same man last year—same goals, same issues, same hopes. But a year later, very little, if any, change. Another conversation

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Who All is in Your All?

Both my adult sons drive small Nissan cars—different models but similar because of the same manufacturer and year. But one son’s car is a base model, zero frills; the other son’s car is fully loaded with every option. But the base model car is outfitted to receive all the same perks as the fully loaded

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Ease vs. Peace

I have found that oftentimes: The answers Satan offers are actually curses in disguise. “It seemed so harmless at the time.” “I just never thought that it could happen to me.” “I believed I could stop any time.” The problems we encounter are actually often God’s answers in disguise. “Had that not happened, I wouldn’t

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Marking Time

Last week marked seven years since our family loaded up the truck and moved to the hills of Tennessee. (Cue Foggy Mountain Breakdown.) Seven years? So has it been seven years of plenty or famine? The answer is yes on both counts. Times of great blessing mixed with times of struggle and difficulty. But I’m

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