Tag Archives | Brokenness

Thankful for Cancer | A Story to Remind You Not to Skip Thanksgiving

At the age of thirty-two, I was diagnosed with spreading malignant melanoma. That moment was a turning point in my life—a pivotal intersection of the way I wanted my life to go and my new reality. When the doctor’s eyes connected with mine as she gave me my diagnosis, it pierced me in a way I had never experienced. For the first time in my life I faced my own mortality. I can honestly say that I wasn’t afraid of dying. I […]

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This Post Might Make You Angry…

Answering the question of anger could be the single, most important step in the direction of our dreams that we could ever take.  Why? Anger is a roadblock. Not the kind that appears as a wall to breakthrough or pass over, but the deceitful type.  It stays hidden, crouching; waiting to attack. Anger is the kryptonite to our soul. As Mike Ashcraft so eloquently put it, “Anger keeps our excuses relevant.” Here’s the problem with anger: It disguises itself differently in […]

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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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Completely Broken – The Amazing Story of Coach Gary Weller

The following is a true story and an excerpt from my book, Redefine Rich. Gary Weller has every reason to pin blame. He was an active, athletic man, full of life and energy. The majority of his adult life was spent engaging his passions, football and people, earning him the affectionate title of Coach. Coach was well-known and well-respected in his community, as he spent fourteen years running the sideline, coaching his players as the head football coach of Pine Forest […]

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All Too Familiar: Brokenness and Healing

I ran into an all too familiar face, or rather, an all too familiar place, last night; The Betty Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital here in Wilmington. The twins lived there for almost 5 weeks when they were born and we had an overnight visit with Greyson earlier this year. I didn’t expect we’d be there yesterday; Wyatt was admitted around 5pm with respiratory complications from a cold. As I walked towards the hospital, there was a range of emotions, […]

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