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One Word Can Change Your Life

In college, I was a Dave Matthews fan; something like 13 shows in 4 years.  As an avid guitar player, witnessing his shows was watching a work of art unfold on stage in perfect harmony. Last year, I made epic plans to see him again for the first time since 2004.  Dave was coming to Raleigh; the perfect setting for a night away with Liz! A couple of days before the show, one of the boys came down with the […]

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How to Teach Your Children to be Great

My supreme goal is to be a great father. But that is a tricky goal to achieve. What does it mean to be a great father? In fact, the realization of that goal may only be determined after I am gone, when my children reflect on my life and say, “He was a great dad.” As I think about it, that’s very selfish of me, actually. What I really want to to raise children that become great. And not just great kids, […]

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Wrestling Can’t

What do you wrestle with? For most of us, we have something that is an opposition in our lives; something we toe the line with daily. You may automatically know what it is. However, whether we consciously realize it or not, most of us wrestle with the word can’t. The tricky thing with can’t is that we usually fail to recognize our struggle with it. We often accept things as we believe them to be and refuse to push any […]

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Be A Name Caller: A Guide To Investing

As we continue with ideas and insight to living richly, a life abounding in desirable qualities, it is essential to understand the importance of investing.  We must invest.  In order to maintain financial riches, the concept of investing is neccessary.  The same holds true for OUR quest for personal richness.   However, when seeking to live richly, we must invest in others.  Much like financial investing yields compound interest, investing in people yields compound opportunity! Calling By Name One of […]

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“The Richest Man In Town”

(An excerpt from my book, You Make My Life Rich) It’s a Wonderful Life We all know Frank Capra’s 1946 classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life. Most of us catch the film around the holidays, as its final scenes are set during Christmastime. The film takes place in the town of Bedford Falls, a small, simple community that gives the impression the story could take place anywhere. The great James Stewart plays the lead character, George Bailey. Bailey has aspirations […]

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The Great Debate Between Action and Faith

In high school, the number that adorned my baseball uniform was, forty-one. It was my number. I took possession of it and owned it. It didn’t have any significant meaning at the time, but since has taken on a life of its own. In college, I became a huge Dave Matthews Band fan, something like twelve shows in four years. Ironically, Dave Matthews has a song called #41 – creative considering it was the 41st song he had written. Through […]

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