Category Archives: inspiration

5 Reasons Families Need To Give Thanks

Life gets tough.  And busy.  And distracting.  And even discouraging.  Right?  While it may take many different forms from family to family, I love that our country continues to recognize a holiday that is all about giving thanks.  Whether as … Continue reading

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Family Inspiration

As parents, we should aim to inspire our kids whenever we can.  It isn’t easy.  It takes purposeful effort.  It takes seizing the right moments.  It often takes discipline.  But our kids, from infants to teens, need our inspiration.  And … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Help Your Teen Grow Toward Adulthood

As parents who love our kids, our aim is to raise them to become fully capable and responsible adults who will strive to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Right?  And that sort of theoretical statement sounds … Continue reading

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Today

Ever see the movie, Groundhog Day? It is a rather insightful story based on a very farfetched premise.  Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a local weatherman who is utterly miserable and discontented with his life.  He basically thinks his job … Continue reading

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Encouraging Kindness in Our Kids

“Evan Almighty” has been one of my family’s favorite movies for quite a while.  If you’ve never seen this heartwarming family film about God (Morgan Freeman) choosing a modern day Noah named Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), you really should watch … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop the Shootings!

(Photos and collage compliments of Sandra “Sam” Morris, who embodied the spirit of this post as well as anyone I know, and who created this very photo collage as a loving welcome gift to me for my first office in … Continue reading

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Giving

What is your favorite part of the Christmas season?  I know there are significant elements of the holiday season that are irritating or even downright painful for some.  But for many of us, there are so many special layers to … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Lead Your Family After the Great Flood

The tips I shared for leading your family forward after the damage and chaos of Hurricane Gustav seem just as relevant, and perhaps more important, in helping with moving forward after the Great Flood of 2016.  I have added a … Continue reading

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How do I teach my teen to make a difference in this world? Here are six ways:

I have recently re-engaged the Facebook world, after taking a few years away from it.  (Today is not the day to explain that sentence, but perhaps I will do so soon.)  At the time of this writing, it seems my … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Bring Me to Your Church, School, or Organization to Speak

Whatever your reasons, I know you are already considering seeking some kind of guidance or encouragement from me – you’re reading my blog post. So, I think it’s safe to assume you (and probably several others you know) could use some inspiration and direction. Given that, here are five reasons to consider bringing me to speak to you and your people in your church, school, or other organizational community. Continue reading

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