COMMITMENT TO WHAT? TO WHOM?

Commitment begins with an act of the will. The difficult challenge is the choice to decide to make the commitment. 50 years ago I learned we have only three choices. Yes, no, or Maybe. These are the only three options. Do...

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CONFIDENCE – WITH IT YOU CAN, WITHOUT IT YOU CAN’T

Confidence is like a slippery fish - one moment you have it, the next moment you lost it. Confidence makes the act fluid, motionless, and effortless. Confidence covers up lack of talent and trying too hard. Confidence inspires others to...

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TWO CHOICES – WE GET BITTER OR WE GET BETTER

God's mercy is for everyone. “And so dear brothers and sisters, 'I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind he...

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HAPPINESS RESULTS

Happiness is all around us!  If we look, we can see a few of these results in others and in ourselves.  These people have: More success. More friends. More desire to help. More uncomplicated living. More enthusiastic influence. More...

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EXPAND YOUR HAPPINESS

For years at NBC Basketball camps, the crucible question I asked was: "Where are you?" The correct response was: "RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!" Many say if we spend time living in the past, depression becomes more likely; and if we live...

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KINDNESS

The translation of an ancient word for kindness means useful goodness. The ancient Greeks and Romans had a word chréstotés for slaves who went beyond being good. Slaves who went the extra mile to serve others with useful goodness. Jennifer tells the...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 5

To find God's supernatural strength, I need to depend on what He has said.  The places in the Bible for the 12 statements I have shared the past few days are:       Deuteronomy 33:25      II Chronicles...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 4

Here are four more practical principles regarding God's inner strength: God's strength takes me to new heights and new adventures. God's strength is unwavering when I stay focused on Him. God's strength is given through innermost prayer. God's strength is available for each assignment. One of...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 3

Here are more discoveries I have made on the inner strength God has promised. God's strength is lasting even through hard times. God's strength is often in the quietness and stillness. God's strength brings renewed energy, a "new set of...

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TSTVS-LIFE SAVINGS LETTERS

5 letters to memorize in this order T = TAKE S = SUICIDE T = THREATS V = VERY S = SERIOUSLY Take Suicide threats very seriously! The father demanded the nine-year-old boy kiss his dead mother goodbye as she lay in a decorated coffin.   Fearfully,...

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