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John Wooden: Modeling True Success

Since basketball fans are now paying close attention to the NCAA tournament outcomes, I thought it fitting to drop a highly esteemed name known among sports circles – John Wooden.  Warmly known as “Coach” by many of his previous players at UCLA, this exceptional individual earned the title of “the ...

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“That’s Just Me,” An Excuse for Bad Behavior?

Have you ever told someone, “That’s just me,”? That comment usually follows someone’s criticism of our character or a habit. It’s a defensive punch, with an implied offensive follow up: “You’re being judgmental and unfair.” Is this a valid excuse for bad behavior? Recently, I helped a friend administer the ...

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Unapologetic Christian: The Matheny Manifesto

Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team, has been gaining headlines recently for his new book The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life.  That’s a long book title with a simple, yet heart piercing message for today’s parents. ...

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Eye Exercises

The natural world offers amazing glimpses of the Creator.  When God spoke the world into being, a part of His very self was represented in everything.  Eyes exercised to see Him bring amazing blessings, even life itself!  God is always present, omnipresent; we need to learn to see Him.  When ...

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The Voice of Art

It begins deep within the heart of the artist.  There is a whisper, an idea; it stems from the spiritual depth of their being.  It is a voice yearning to be expressed. Through time and practice, this voice begins to take shape under the hand of the one who is ...

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