Tag Archives | Wisdom

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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Are You Pitching a Tent or Building a Tower?

Today’s post is a guest post in the Monday Matters series from my friend, author, speaker, and philosopher, Tom Morris. A movie started playing in my head nearly four years ago. I rushed to my computer and began to write down everything I saw and heard. The movie so far has become eight novels, not yet shown to publishers. I wanted to share today a brief passage from one of them that I was just editing this week. It’s part of a conversation […]

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4 Keys to Gain Wisdom as a Parent

One of my personal challenges this year is to ask others how I can help them. I’m not assuming my helpfulness, I’m forcing myself to be intentional. The other day, I posed the question to a friend who is expecting his second child. Without hesitation he said, “Pray for wisdom as a father.” The request rested heavy on my soul. Fatherly wisdom is a prayer I say often because I feel like I struggle with it. As I considered his […]

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A Search for the Truth

I don’t have it all figured out, but I am searching as I continue my journey. I especially DO NOT want to preach. But I do know this… I’m tired of adjusting the truth… I want to be wise… “When the truth presents itself, the wise person sees the light, takes it in, and makes adjustments. The fool tries to adjust the truth so he does not have to adjust to it.” – Dr. Henry Cloud This isn’t a sermon […]

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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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I’ve Got Dreams, Do You?

There is a plague that faces our culture today. A plague of Fatherlessness. It has myriad causes, but at its root is men not being the men they were created to be. Whether from a lack of knowledge or a lack of desire, the cure for Fatherlessness has to start with selflessness. Somewhere beneath selflessness is love. The recognition that it’s not about us. As much as we fall into the trap of believing otherwise, it’s not. Many of you […]

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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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