Life Issues Category

HOW TO HAVE A GOOD WEEK?

For most of us Monday means back to the grind, early mornings, and the end to a weekend we wish could last forever. I must admit that I’m right there with you as I feel like sometimes all I do is go from one event to the next. So, knowing that life must go on […]

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YOU MATTER

I meet so many people who have a low self esteem, low self worth, and battle with what I call an identity crisis. I’m not sure I can tackle this entire matter in just a short blog because there are so many things that can contribute to these things. Your childhood, your perspective of success, […]

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WHY PEOPLE SAY HURTFUL STUFF

If you live on this imperfect planet full of imperfect people you will be hurt, misunderstood, and treated unjustly at some point. Even Jesus the only perfect person to grace this planet faced this reality. It is so important that each of us understand where much of this behavior comes from and that each of […]

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Christians, Preachers, & Politicians

Anyone that knows me has rarely if ever heard me talk about politics. Over the years I’ve heard many imply that preachers and politicians have a lot in common. Honestly, I have never liked the comparison, but I will admit that I can see some comparision. Personally, I have never felt like I was trying […]

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OVERWHELMED

Are you drowning in stress? Tired of carrying the same burdens, getting the same calls from bill collectors, and dealing with the same constant chaos both at work and home? I believe most of us feel we’re caught on a merry go round that is making us both sick and tired. What can we do? […]

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WHEN SOMEONE HURTS YOU

If you live long enough you will have someone hurt you. Most heartache comes from relationships that seem so promising and secure, but blow up before we can really make sense of anything. Yes, things develop over time and we can see signs as we look back, but the pain is still real. Picking up […]

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Woke Up On The Wrong Side?

I woke up earlier than usual to help my wife get our boys ready for their first day back at school. Aimee headed one way with our middle school boys, while I headed to the elementary school with a 3rd grader and a two year old by my side. I must admit that I woke […]

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FOOTBALL IS THE DEVIL

College football is about to kickoff not that I’m counting down the days. Millions will tune in to watch their favorite teams. Gamecocks, Tigers, Panthers, and countless other fans will fill the stands or enjoy the game on TV, internet, or radio. Will you be one of them? Before you get swept away by football […]

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SHOULD VACATION BE AN OPTION?

             My granddad was one of the hardest working men I’ve ever known. He was a very successful business man, made a lot of money, and helped a lot of people throughout his  87 years. The only thing he never learned how to do was take a vacation. Maybe it was his upbringing, his generation, or […]

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COMPLICATED PEOPLE

They are family, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, acquaintances and even church members. You stumble into them and know that a war awaits. They raise your blood pressure and always seem ready to fight. They are “Complicated People.” Usually we do our best to avoid them. If we see them coming our way we seek to […]

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GOD IS THERE

If you don’t know by now, God uses the toughest times in your life to speak to you the loudest. I guess its the only way he can get our full attention….Here is just a little something I felt inspired to share with you all. There are times in life you aren’t sure what’s going […]

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Some Things I’ve Learned About Life

Recently, I took some much needed time to reflect on things that God has taught me through the years. Of course, we’re always learning, but I think the following top ten is worth sharing. Hope you’ll read it and make comments…  THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT THIS LIFE.  1.  LIFE IS NOT ABOUT ME. I definitely […]

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Money Matters

I think we can admit that money is a hot topic in every household. Especially these days when things are tight for most and tough decisions have to made. Maybe you are at a point where you need a financial makeover? Or maybe you just need a renewed perspective when it comes to money? Here […]

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Aim to Win The Gold

Have you been watching the Olympics? Last I checked Team USA  and China were leading the pack with gold medals. One of the events we’ve racked up the medals in has been swimming. I can only imagine how much hard work, laps, and exhaustion have gone into each participant training for the Olympics. Most of […]

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Dealing With Change

     There are many things we are still trying to figure out about this life, but one thing is for sure, life is a series of changes. At home, at work, and in society we deal with constant change. Some people like change, most people don’t, but regardless of your preference things are always in […]

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

We’ve all been there…..tired, frustrated, and just ready to throw our hands up in the air. I QUIT is what we want to shout, but for some reason we continue to hold on with everything we have to keep things together. Usually this indicates at the very least that something has to change and it […]

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