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Is God In Control?
Is God In Control? I feel like I’ve asked myself that question multiple times today. At the time of this writing, our country is divided, the Afghanistan government has fallen to the Taliban, and we are on week 70 or so to flatten the curve. (I hate Covid, but I
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How To Stop Worrying
When I was 10 years old my family went on a vacation. It was the first and only vacation I remember us ever having, and for some reason, I couldn’t stop worrying about my life. Funny enough, I broke down crying in the middle of my vacation, because I didn’t
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Fight The Good Fight
When I hear people say fight the good fight, I picture far-off battlefields and Knights In Shining Armor. They fight for glory, honor, and the name of the king. What they battle for is worthwhile, needed and their countrymen are grateful. Recently I hit a bit of depression and looked
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John 8
John 8 is a chapter in the bible (from the book of John). And it begins with religious leaders trying to trap Jesus in his own words. In the text, that they bring a woman caught in adultery to him, and ask what should be done with her. Instead of
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Entrepreneurship Is Important
Entrepreneurship is important for our country. Many of the fortune 500 companies that we know grew from small businesses. But even if the business isn’t part of the fortune 500 list, it’s still important. Each business is the livelihood of the owner and the small amount of people he/she supports.
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Chase Your Dreams
I’m a very stubborn person, and because of that I have a strong desire for being persistent, and often refuse to give up. This is the case when I’m passionate about something. When you chase your dreams. It should be the same way. In the long run it’s a very
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Accomplish Goals
The feeling you get when you accomplish goals that you’ve set for yourself is pretty amazing, almost euphoric even. However many people never set goals for themselves, much less strive to attain them. I like to call these people dreamers, because a goal without action is nothing more than wishful
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How To Lead
I know a lot of people with leadership skills that are wasting away. They think if they wait eventually they can lead. They hope that sometime in the distant future they’ll be in charge and it’ll be their time to shine. My response to them is always the same. Your
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Choose Your Future
When I was growing up everything seemed very simple. I believed that you wanted something bad enough, the world couldn’t stop me. However, I’ve learned since then, that no matter how much I want something. I’m usually the one who stops me from achieving my dream. Making the choice today
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Running Away From problems
I’ve seen a lot of people in my life who are always running away from problems. They hate the system, society, even their family and friends. However if people would look at themselves, I think they’d see some issues inside to face as well. This article isn’t going to be
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Life More Abundantly
In John 10:10 Jesus makes a statement that tells his disciples why he came to earth. In the verse, he states that he came so that we might have life, and so we could that life to the fullest. 9 I am the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he
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Fear Without Reason
Throughout my childhood and adult life, I’ve had an issue. It usually happens during the darkest, most quiet part of the night. I’ll wake up out of the blue, and a terror has gripped me. Sometimes there’s a spiritual element to it, and sometimes it’s a fear without reason. When
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Fear Is Good
In our culture fear gets a bad rap. It has a negative connotation that people can’t seem to get over. They see people in movies and books who are courageous, and they know that’s not them. but what If I were to tell you that’s all a lie, a facade?
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Why Entrepreneurs Fail
I wrote an article a few months back called Fail To Succeed. This topic about why Entrepreneurs Fail is similar. Most people don’t realize that success is a process, and it usually is a long and stressful one. At the time of writing Fail To Succeed, I had two e-commerce
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Jesus Talk To Me Now
There comes a time in every Christians life where they ask a simple question. “Will Jesus Talk To Me?” You also don’t have to be a Christian to ask this, in fact I wonder in Non-Christians ask this question more. This question might pop up after a major transgression, or
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admit you were wrong
When you admit you were wrong a liberation happens in your soul, it frees you to be yourself. There are a few hurdles to overcome prior to your admission of guilt and most of these are mental however, if you can weather the storm. You’ll come out on the other
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Leadership With Integrity
One of the biggest issues an organization will face, is having a lack of integrity. The public doesn’t care if it’s real or perceived, it’s always bad for business. When you have leadership with integrity, you’ll minimize the risk of that happening. While it won’t eliminate everything, having the proper
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Why Am I Losing Hope
The last few years have been really rough. My father had cancer and passed away. My businesses have been struggling, and I was hoping to find love. Everything I’ve been focused on has failed, and I’ve been losing faith. When you go all-in with something failure will rip your heart
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What Is Worship?
Growing up in the church I had a huge problem with worship. It was boring and I hated all singing, and the clapping. Also there were so many people that I didn’t like being around there. Every Sunday I had the same experience. Needless to say, I slowly developed a
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What the Bible Says About Karma
Karma isn’t a word that you’ll find in the text of the Bible. This is due to it originating in the Far East where Hinduism and Buddhism developed and grew. In Buddhism and Hinduism, karma has a similar meaning. You can sum it up by saying your choices in this
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Is Leadership A Skill
Over the last two decades there’s been a lot of people writing about the skill of leadership. Some of it has been amazing. John Maxwell is a leadership guru who’s probably taught millions of people how to lead. There’s also been a lot of bad advice written about it. Leadership
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Hope Is Dangerous
Recently I read an article that stated there were 7 downsides to hope. While I agree that Hope is a dangerous thing. However, I inherently disagreed with the article and felt the person writing it was extremely pessimistic. Having hope is what humans do, and without hope, life is boring
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Forgive And Let Go
One of the most difficult things you can do in life is forgive and let go. Especially when someone you loved has hurt you. Those are the deepest wounds, and they’re not easily healed. However forgiveness isn’t for them, it’s for you. When you forgive you’re not saying what they
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anxiety and depression
As someone who fights anxiety and depression regularly, I’ve developed a battle plan to help me overcome it. It works most of the time, and the times it doesn’t, are the times I choose to fall into it. I know that sounds silly, but sometimes we choose to give up.
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How to Have A Generous Heart
Having a generous heart can be difficult. Most people think their money isn’t going to do much. Or they think it will be used for nefarious purposes. However I think giving is a God given responsibility for all people. There’s always someone in a worse place, and blessing them could
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Does God Love Everyone?
Does God Love Everyone? The Book Of John States: For this is how God loved the world: He gave┬áhis one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Gods love is something we don’t always feel, but it’s something
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Reconciliation With My Father
A few days ago I had the opportunity to visit my father on his death bed. Our relationship had been strained for years, but we had finally found some reconciliation and forgiveness. It was a touching affair where I held his hand and prayed with him. We knew his time
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Father Dying Of Cancer
Two and a half years ago I received a phone call from my brother. He told me our father was dying of cancer. At the time my father and I had a huge falling out. He’d made some choices that I didn’t agree with and hurt me pretty badly. However,
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Entrepreneur On A Tablet
I’ve been in this entrepreneurship game for two years, and one thing is certain. It’s very lonely. During the day I work manual labor jobs and at night I work on my business (I even have a 3rd job sometimes). With so much time spent working. I get very little
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Chasing Dreams
In my life I’ve been a failure, at least that’s what I tell myself whenever I look into my list of Dreams & Goals. It seems like the list gets longer and I keep growing older. However, my dreams keep getting larger, and more epic, and I don’t ever seem
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Fear And Freedom
Fear and anxiety will creep in fast and unexpectedly. It strikes me during the quiet time of the night. I wake up startled, gasping for air in a cold sweat. And in my memory, a terrifying dream fades away slowly. However, a feeling of terror remains. My heart is beating
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Parental Death
This post sucks to write, and it’s even worse to go through. Dealing with parental death isn’t something you ever think about. One day it hits you. I feel like I was lucky, I knew it was coming. My father had cancer for two years and he was fighting it
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Fighting Depression And Anxiety
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll notice I won’t shy away from the truth. In my book ‘Hurricane Jerald’ I talk a lot about fighting anxiety from my childhood experiences and bringing them to light. Now I’d go a little bit deeper. I’ve never been diagnosed
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encouragement
The mind is a beautiful and dangerous thing. One second you can be on the top of the world, and the next falling into the depths. Chances are good that sometime in your life you’ll be needing some words of encouragement. It doesn’t matter who you are, life is hard,
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Fail
Have you ever thrown your heart and soul into a project, only to have it fail, disintegrating right before your eyes? For the last two years, I’ve been an entrepreneur, trying to find my place in the world. Some of my projects have born fruit, and many more have blown
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Servant Leadership
In the business world, the term servant Leadership gets thrown around too much. It’s been happening for so long that I’m not sure many people understand what it means. It becomes a buzzword, something people throw out hoping to get the group excited. I get really annoyed by that because
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leadership characteristics
Great leadership characteristics are something that most people aren’t born with. For many, it’s a learning process while they’re making horrible mistakes. I could tell you some leadership stories from my life that would make you laugh and some would make you cry. In my early days of being a
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Losing Hope
Have you ever been to a place, where you don’t know what to do? Your body is exhausted, mentally you’ve shut down, and the situation can’t be fixed. In despair, and depression you cry out for help, but nobody answers, and you believe there’s nobody that can help you. You’re
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Qualities Of A Leader
What Are The Qualities Of A Leader? Can Anybody Lead? And How Do You Become A Great Leader? These are questions many people ask once they get into their first leadership position. I’ve been in leadership positions my entire life, I’ve failed many times doing it, and also learned how
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The Difference Between Faith And Hope
Faith And Hope Go Hand In Hand. Faith Is Placing Your Trust, In A Person Or Belief. It’s Present Tense. Keep In Mind It Isn’t Based On Physical Proof. On The Other Hand, Hope Is An Optimistic Belief In The Future. In That Way, Faith And Hope Are Intertwined, and
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How To Be Happy
The last few weeks I’ve been in a funk, it’s been depressing and I haven’t been able to think. I started to come out of it yesterday and I looked over my posts since January. They are depressing, I needed to write them, but I should balance everything out better.
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How I Started My Own Business
Two years ago I was working in the business field as a Project Manager, for a Fortune 500 company. I was content, paying my bills, and had money in my Roth. Some people love this feeling, to them it’s heaven, but I died a little each day, and felt trapped.
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perseverance
Perseverance is the art of hanging in there when everything looks bleak. It isn’t admitting defeat, and it isn’t throwing in the towel. When you persevere, you’re holding on, believing that something will change. While sometimes this can lead you toward wishful thinking, I honestly believe many people give up,
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How To Inspire Others
Last winter I became a snowboard instructor for a ski school called Skijammers. The school teaches elementary and middle school students about Snowboarding (and skiing). I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, and at times it seemed like I learned more than I taught. However one of the
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Fight Depression
I’ve been in a fight with depression for most of my life. It stems from my broken childhood, and many of the lessons I learned during that time. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to make my fight public. The more I speak, I realize that many people don’t
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What Is The Meaning Of Life?
What is the meaning of life? Why are we here, and what should we be doing with our lives? These are questions that thousands of theologians and everyday people have pondered for centuries. I’m going to be completely honest with you. I don’t have the answer, but I do like
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The Christian Walk
I grew up in the Church and was taught how a good Christian boy should act. The impression I received was to be a nice guy, a quiet guy. For some reason that rolled into piety, and the understanding that Jesus would be happy with us. As I grew older,
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You Are Forgiven
I think young Christians and people new to the faith have trouble with this concept. I know when I was young I did. You hear these words, ‘you are forgiven,’ but if you don’t believe you can go home and forget. In fact, forgiveness was a hard topic for me
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Emotional Pain Walking The Path Of Healing
I’m not a psychiatrist and I’ve never played one on TV, but I do have real-world experience in the field. I lived through years of mental, and emotional abuse, with a father who probably needed medication. My emotional pain was born from years of neglect, torment, and abuse. I have
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Emotional Healing
Since I became a writer a few years ago, I’ve been focusing on certain topics and you see them on my site. I’m honestly tired of writing blog posts on depression, and Forgiveness. Today’s topic is a breath of fresh air. It really excites me, because it’s the outcome of
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Miracle Prayers
Do you have a need for miracle prayers? I need one in my life right now. I’m at the point where if God doesn’t step into my situation, I’ll lose everything. Are you there too? Are you weak, and your problem is all you think about? I’ve been there, I’m
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Trust In God
I heard this term every Sunday when I was young. Trust in God, and he will see you through every trial. Most of those people didn’t know what I went home to, and I wasn’t in the mood to explain. I felt like they didn’t care, and they were just
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How To Hear Gods Voice
The voice of God can be a difficult thing to decipher. A good reason you aren’t hearing his voice can stem from doubt. Deep inside you might be fostering a belief that God won’t speak to you. However, when you are trying to hear God’s voice, it doesn’t have to
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Christians Should Be Praying
I woke up this morning, with a horrible pain in my gut, my normal routine was completely ruined. Usually I’ll grab my phone, and lay on the couch while my breakfast is cooking. Not today, I had horrible dreams that ruined my sleep. I didn’t remember the dreams, only a
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Prayer For healing
When you have an issue and you turn to God, how do you know what you’re doing? Are trying to find a prayer for healing? How will you connect with God? What Do You Want Me To Do?Jesus Matthew 20:32 I don’t know where you are in life. I assume
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Spiritual Warfare
I wrote this story a decade ago as I was fighting some bad spiritual warfare. At the time I had no outlet, and my pain was huge. So I started to write, and it became a newfound strength for me. In the past whenever I fought, I’d take a huge
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Forgive And Forget
I’ve been told that forgiving is easy, it’s the forgetting that’s hard. However, I don’t necessarily agree with that. When someone does you harm, how do you forgive and forget? Some people just asked a question in their head: Doesn’t that mean what they did was okay? I’ll say it
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New Year
It’s Day 6 and I lost my focus. I’m not really cool with that. This New Year i’m supposed to set me up for the new year, prepare my heart, and give me some breakthroughs. I feel that my heart isn’t in this, and I’m not sure what to do.
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Emotional Pain Walking The Path Of Healing
I used to be wounded and broken. Part of me wondered if I’d ever been able to grow up into a functioning member of society. Eventually, I found my way, or my path I guess you could call it. This is a guide on how I found spiritual healing. Keep
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Hurricane Jerald A Book About Forgiveness And Healing
Forgiveness was a difficult road to travel. I hated my father and knew he hated me. Even When I was young he would scream, yell, and he’d threaten me. I was terrified of him. In my ebook ‘Hurricane Jerald’, I go over the depression and hopelessness that I felt, but
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How To Handle Angry Customers
A few years ago in college, I got a job as a valet in the hospitality industry. During my time there I dealt with a lot of angry people. I often wondered what made them angry? Was it years of bad choices and frustration with life? Whatever their intent, in
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Feel Lonely
Have you ever stopped and thought, how’d I get here? For me, the question pops up after I complete a huge project. I get highly focused and make a lot of snap decisions. However, none of that matters when those choices bring me to the middle of nowhere, and you
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How To Stop Fighting Depression
I grew up in a world of pain and heartache. It led me down the cold and dark path and I couldn’t win when fighting depression, and it invaded my heart. It’s still there, waiting to pop out and attack me. I still fight it every day. Part of me
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Snowboarding Anxiety
Anxiety is a horrible feeling, one second your okay and in the next instance, it grips your soul. For me it’s like a heavy-weight, pressing deeply on top of my chest. Every human on the planet has fear, but anxiety is a deeper more intense feeling than that. I’ve dealt
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Victory in Christ
If you’ve never felt the stinging knife of betrayal in your back, you’re a rare breed. Most people I meet carry a burden of pain. They carry this pain throughout their lives, and never notice the burden. The lucky ones decide they need Victory In Christ, but many others reject
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