Focus Outward

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Have you ever been stuck in a rut? It seems like your life is going nowhere and there is nothing that you can do about it. No matter how hard you try to change things, they seem to always stay the same? The world will tell you that you need to try harder. That there is some secret that you are missing and when you figure it out, things will start to work out for you.There is a secret, but it is not very well hidden. It is written in the most printed book of all time, the Bible. The world will tell you that you need to focus on yourself but God’s word has a different suggestion. God’s word tells us that we need to focus outward, toward others and God instead of inward. Continue reading

Love Your Mother

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When is the last time you told your mom that you love her? I know for me it has been way too long. Guys in general have problems with showing affection and love to others. I know I’ve told myself that I’m just not wired that way. My family have never been ones to show affection to one another. I can’t remember the last time I kissed my mom and told her that I love her. Continue reading

The Biggest Gift

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Some of the most wonderful gifts in life are completely undeserved and unexpected. God’s gift of salvation is one of the best examples of this in history! Continue reading

No Fear

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I remember doing some crazy things as a kid. One day we got a trampoline for the backyard. My dad spent days digging out this special spot in the back to put it. The trampoline needed a large amount of flat area and so he leveled the ground and put it together for us. That spot was cool for awhile but since it was dug into the ground, it didn’t make it seem like you were jumping as high. Continue reading

The Pivot

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In junior high band became my life. I played the saxophone and was in every band I could get in. I loved playing music and it really made me come alive. There were others in the band that could play the sheet music better than me but, I was the best at doing improvisation solos. I could play from the heart better than anyone in jazz band! In fact I loved jazz music and listened to it all the time. Continue reading