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Your Next Step: Thoughts on Moving Forward When You Feel Stuck

In the summer of 2014, less than one week after completing a Half Ironman, I was diagnosed with stage three, spreading malignant melanoma. I’m not sure I’ll ever be comfortable writing those words, but I am eternally grateful for the prognosis. By God’s grace, I am now cancer free. After my surgery, I took eight months off from exercising. Four of those months were necessary. The other four were a by-product of my own excuses. Finally, after months of internal wrestling, I started running […]

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The Biggest Mistake Leaders Make

Earlier this week, I saw an online guru share the number of website views they have each month as a way to introduce themselves. It was an attempt to validate the scope of their leadership. My initial reaction was, “Holy cow, that’s a lot of influence.” Feelings of insufficiency immediately followed. One million views a month seemed incredible. I quickly discredited my own opportunity for influence, but then I remembered when I first began blogging and 10,000 views seemed unachievable. Whether it is website views or […]

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Awake My Soul

The words “Awake my soul” were originally penned by a young man named David. Although they sound encouraging, they came from a most desolate place. David had been anointed the future king, given the promise of leading a people. But the current king was power-hungry and refused to surrender his throne. A young man in his twenties, David was on the run, fearing for his life. His only solitude was a small, secluded cave where he could hide from his enemies. It is […]

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Seeking Saturday: Forgiveness is Contagious – A Testimony of Peace

Happy Seeking Saturday! Two weeks ago, I shared a post – Completely Broken – The Amazing Story of ‘Coach’ Gary Weller.  If you’ve read it, you’ll recall the amazing story of faith, persistence and determination of a former high school football coach who was intentionally run over while jogging.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it, please do; it will stir your soul. As I wrote on the difficult topic of forgiveness this week, I began to see […]

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Building Your Home

A lot of people tell me that the Bible isn’t applicable today, that somehow these words have survived thousands of years, yet remain ineffective. Today, I want to give you a glimpse into how the words have drastically impacted my world recently. One habit I have begun is reading a chapter from Proverbs each morning. As I rise early to greet the blessing of a new day, I long for the wisdom penned generations ago. The timelessness and truth of […]

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Seeking Saturday: Who is Dennis Masaku?

What Are You Seeking? My 2nd principle on the journey to living richly is Invest in Others.  Hopefully, this story will shed light on the power that simple principle carries. Back in 2010, my wife and I engaged with a ministry through our church, Port City Community Church, called HOPE 127. At the time, we really didn’t know any details, just simply responded to a call to start giving to the ministry.  We were told that the gift would be […]

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Though You May Stumble: My Rough Road to Fatherhood

“God cannot tempt to virtue as we do to vice. He wants us to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there, He is pleased even with our stumbles.” ~ C.S. Lewis The quote above gives me incredible hope for all of us. C.S. Lewis is saying that God doesn’t tempt us to good, to a virtue; He doesn’t work that way. He just desires for us to […]

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