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Use Your Head!

I spent a lot of time in construction as a teen. A common phrase yelled was "use your head." It was used as a rebuke when someone made a mistake that seemed such an obvious thing not to do to everyone else. While the construction trade isn't … More

A Lesson In How To Be Happy

Learning how to be happy is a bit of a misnomer. There isn't any "learning" required. Happiness is a choice. Put another way - it's a mental choice. We can choose to be happy, or not. Most of us choose not to be happy. I didn't quite believe that … More

The Life Sucking Power of Anger

If you want to know how to be happy, getting rid of anger is a really, really, good start. However, removing anger is really, really, hard. First, because, some anger is good. If we see an injustice, it's "just" to be angry. But this isn't the anger … More

Understanding Grace

It's easy to get caught up in theology. Theology is important, but story tells - well - a better story. There's a great story about grace that Gordon Fee talks about in one of his many lectures. It's the story of the broken window. It's a true … More

It’s Not About Fair – It’s About Grace

My kids fight - a lot. They fight about every single little thing (I'm exaggerating, a little). What really gets them wound up is when one of their siblings gets or has something they don't. They'll scream THAT'S NOT FAIR! I've written about this … More

Three Life Rules

I've stumbled across these three simple rules a few times over the years. They're the kind of guidelines that you instantly say, yes, of course. However, they're not so easy to put into practice. Here they are. 1) If you don't go after what you … More

What? Not Everything On FaceBook Is True?

At first glance I caught myself nodding in agreement at this one, but then I said wait a second! "Your Beliefs Don't Make You A Better Person, Your Behavior Does." This doesn't make sense... Beliefs under-gird "everything" we do. Beliefs are our … More

Start Everyday Like This

I learn so much from my kids. This leap into the air from my son, Thomas, is how I want to start each day. As my good friend, Sean, stated when I posted it on Facebook, "It combines freedom, joy, and Chuck Norris all in one." Rather than worry and … More

Why Is Healthy Thinking So Hard?

Healthy thinking is tough. We're not taught to think healthy - (at least I wasn't). I learned, from a variety of influential sources (past and present), to feel less than, not good enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough...you know the list, and … More

What’s Really In Your Food?

God's Gifts

The following 18-minute video shows the power of what one person can do. Oh - it could save your life, and your kids, too. It can also change the world and influence the global economy. In short, what the American government is putting in our food is … More