Author Archive | Matt Ham

A Blind Man Taught me About Vision

I’m not a fan of the dentist, at all. Before you label me as an anti-dentite, just hear me out. It’s not the dentist himself or his hygienist, it’s the process. My impatience meets people messing in my mouth and I get freaked out. Last week, that dreaded visit came. As I pulled into my parking space and jumped out of my car, I was admittedly focused on the fact that I didn’t want to be there. I took no care to engage in […]

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My Kid Has Two Hearts? A Twin Story

Someone recently asked me: “Do you have any advice for someone expecting twins?” The transcendence happened immediately. Rather than being the one asking for advice, now, I was the one giving it. Not that I assume I’m in a position to give any advice at all, but this is my attempt. For the first time, I stand on the other side and look back on our craziness. The last three years of my life rushing by in reverse, memories pouring in like water […]

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Wake Up

I pulled the following excerpt from my journal. It was from my first few weeks of college. I was homesick and miserable. I had just moved away from my family and was searching for life on my own. “I feel so far from life…I’m so in between and it’s confusing…I’m too old to be a teenager, I miss those days, but I’m past that now. I’m too young to be an adult…I don’t know if it’s the fear of being […]

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My Basketball Story – Dealing with Can’t

Michael Jordan and I have a similar story. Except the part about six NBA Championships. It’s hard to grow up in the Michael Jordan era and not love basketball, especially when you share the same hometown. However, Jordan’s basketball domination didn’t start in the spotlight. When he was a sophomore at Laney High School in Wilmington, he was cut from the team. “You can’t play” That moment became a the driving force behind one of the greatest champions sports will ever […]

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How To Cultivate a Daily Habit of Journaling

My friend, Tom Morris, wrote a book called True Success. In it he imparts ancient wisdom from the philosophers of the past and shares his Seven C’s of Success. Tom has been an inspiration and encourager to me. This morning I wanted to give a tribute to him in my Seven C’s of Journaling! The Power of Journaling Journaling sparks your CREATIVITY Whether you believe it or not, you are creative. The human mind is a powerful thing, but we place […]

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What I Learned From an 18-Year Old Version of Myself

Known for its rich history, the Bahamian island of Bimini has been a temporary home to such great influencers as Earnest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legends of the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth still linger in the salty Bahamian breeze as the culture speaks of its past. It was a mission trip with Young Life to this beautiful island that changed my life. I now know that this trip was the beginning of the story I am penning […]

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The Godfather and a water hose?

When you see ‘Godfather’ you get this image of Marlon Brando or Al Pacino in a strong italian accent saying, “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” What a great movie! Certainly not for the faint at heart, but amazing acting and an amazing story of mafia life.  Any list worth its weight will have it as one of the top 10 of all-time.  But you see, for me, that concept of godfather wasn’t even part of my […]

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