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Connect With These Two People ASAP

Good morning! I just finished reading a book from my pastor, Demolishing Strongholds: Finding Victory Over the Struggles That Hold You Back. Although it was geared toward men, the principles can be used by anyone. He talked about the importance of accountability. He brought up this verse in his book: Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord …

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Do You Do This 27 Times a Day?

Good morning! Last week at my church, my pastor shared a shocking statistic… The average person demonstrates “brokenness” 27 times a day. Yes, 27!  Webster defines “broken” as not working properly. I can see it now. Perhaps it’s a co-worker financially strapped with bills piling up and he gets stuck in traffic, forcing him to walk into an important meeting late and embarrassed. And before …

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TMI?

Good #RiseandHustle Morning! Let me ask you something. Let’s pretend you’re my client and I lay out everything for you to lose weight. A detailed exercise plan. Recipes. Nutrition habits. Motivation. It’s all there. So, you get home and you’re all excited. You come home from the grocery store with all kinds of fruits and veggies, plus you lay out …

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Free Navigator

Good morning! Let me ask you something. Why do we trust our navigators so much? Whether it’s Google maps or Siri, we get in our cars with no second thought. We enter an address and just know that we’ll be guided the whole way. Even if we goof up, we immediately get redirected and put back on track. They even work …

Tom Petty, IHOP, and Scripture

Tom Petty said it best with his song, “The Waiting”… The waiting is the hardest part Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part  We hate waiting. Waiting in traffic. Waiting in long lines at the DMV. Waiting in line at IHOP for all-you-can-eat pancakes. …

Worst Christian Cliche EVER

Good morning! Last week, I was in New Orleans with other 40+ entrepreneurs and we were walking to the lunch buffet as the aroma of chicken and steak filled the hallway. My friend Dan asked, “Have you been here before?” and I told him I was in 2003. I jokingly said it was somewhat awkward because it was with my ex-wife. My …

Simplest 30-Day Challenge

Good morning! Well, my family and I survived. Let me explain… I went to the grocery store just before the Georgia “snowstorm” (also known as 2 inches of snow). The bread and milk was gone with a flood of people looking for it in despair. “Ohhh dear, remember Aunt Gertrude? She died during that horrible snow storm from a lack of …

Your Name is In This Verse?

I have no idea. Seriously. I have no clue what you’re going through right now. Illness. Divorce. Business struggles. Financial burdens. Struggling with your purpose. Tired. Maybe a mix of several of these or even all of these. Are you going to make it? And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after …