Tag Archives | Perspective

Three Things I Learned at the Wells Fargo Championship

Over the past seven days, the PGA and its patrons descended upon Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina. For the first time in more than forty years, the sleepy coastal town of Wilmington played host to a PGA event—The Wells Fargo Championship. And I must say, it was an honor to see my hometown in the national spotlight for something other than Jim Cantore’s latest hurricane update. As Sunday’s dust settled, I think both the professional golf tour […]

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The Importance of Faith Development

I began this blog in the Summer of 2013 as a response to something God was asking me to do. This adventure has produced more than half a million words, fifty speaking engagements, and an enriched perspective on life. More importantly, a calling from God to pastor. But the greatest challenge I see facing Christians today is a willingness to engage the principles of personal development without a willingness to engage in faith development.  I began writing what I thought was going to be […]

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A New Perspective on the Christmas Story

Listen to this on the Whole Life Matters Podcast ◊♦◊ There has been a lot of upheaval lately in social, political, and religious circles on the topic of refugees. Should we, or should we not allow them to enter the United States? That’s a heavy question. I find myself wrestling with both sides of the equation. Prudence perpetuates one answer, while compassion for humanity perpetuates another. But this morning, in the wake of another Christmas season, I’m going to pause for […]

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Don’t Just Do More. Do More On Purpose

What we are doing is never more important than who we are becoming. I wrote that last week, and I still believe that it’s true (you can see that post here), but as I went back and reread it, I feel like I might have led folks to believe that doing isn’t important. Nothing is further from the truth. What you do is incredibly important. In fact, you don’t become anything until you do something–action is what causes change. However, we can’t do […]

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The Truth About Accidents

Learning that my wife was pregnant with identical twin boys while our first son was only eight-months old was not what I had planned for my life. Nearly three years of infertility struggles preceded our first pregnancy–this time it was pure chance. You would think that I would be joyful, but in all honestly, I was angry. As if the financial implications of adding another child wasn’t enough, we were adding two. In addition to that, our small, three bedroom house would […]

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Facing your Fear with Renewed Perspective

Just the other day I shared my passion to write and speak when someone challenged me, “You’re only thirty-two. You’re just a kid.” He’s right. Those are valid concerns that I ponder often; real fears that I face everyday. What fears are you facing? If we don’t face our fears, they will derail our dreams. As I thought more about my fears, I read the results from a recent survey of my readership. One word stood out: perspective. I saw the two collide.   […]

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Home – Nostalgia and Perspective

I’m thankful to have grown up in a GREAT home.  I know that is not always a reality so I am especially grateful for it.  Home was always very clear to me – it was where I lived.  But that doesn’t have to be the case.  For the last 10 years, I’ve had a little of both. My journey over the past 10 years has taken me to 9 different addresses. 7 of those coming in a 4 year period! […]

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