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Seriously?

Good morning! My wife and I have an ongoing joke that I make her laugh every day, no matter what’s going on. Even if we’re in a “tiff,” I break the tension with some sarcasm, a horrible joke or at the very least, a funny-looking face (which is me just looking at her… I have a natural hilarious-looking face… I mean, …

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No. 1 Trick for Momentum and Motivation

Good morning! Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week. Unlike everyone else, I LOVE this day. It’s an opportunity to change one habit. It’s really simple… Ask yourself, “What is one habit is keeping me from being as healthy as possible?” Then you think of a way to improve that habit. For instance, let’s say you don’t …

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Proof That it’s Important

Good morning! Let’s start the day this powerful verse… “The people should not think that small beginnings are unimportant. They will be happy when they see Zerubbabel with tools, building the Temple.” —Zechariah 4:10 (NCV) Did you hear of Google in 1996? Me neither. Today, you use Google over and over. Google started with small beginnings. What is it that God …

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How to Find Out if You Still Got It

Good morning! It was around this time 4 years ago that I was invited to play pickup basketball at my church in the mornings. Shamefully, the first thing I asked myself was, “Do I still got it?” (bad English, I know) And you know what? When I first showed up, I didn’t have it. It had been almost a decade …

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Embarrassing Confession

The year was 2014. It was an amazing day in Denver, CO. I woke up at my 4 AM. I opened up my Gratitude Journal, with my eyes still struggling to focus. The first thing I wrote down that I was grateful for was my family being warm during the snow storm in Georgia. After a couple of hours of …

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Your Number One Threat and the Weapon to Crush It

Good Monday morning, Most people “dread” Mondays. For me, it’s one of my favorite days of the week. It’s fresh start. Maybe Monday isn’t one of your favorite days because you’re battling guilt from the weekend. Second helpings here. Nibbles there. Mindless snacking here. “Just a bite” here and there. Listen, your slip-ups are just mistakes or a threat. You …

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The Wow Quote

Good morning! Today, I wanted to share with you a quote from Alwyn Cosgrove, a coach I’ve been following for programming ideas for years. This will speak to you as you prepare your healthy week… “The most important part is goal setting. You need to really want amazing results and be prepared to do whatever it takes. It’s not that …

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Be Careful

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. —1 Peter 5:8 Be careful. The Enemy will whisper in your ear, “You can’t handle this. Why don’t you get drunk to get your mind off of it?” when you’re financially strained. He’ll whisper, “What’s one lunch with your co-worker? …