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Do Things Really Happen For a Reason?

Have you heard the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason?" I have. Sometimes people say, “That was just meant to be. " But is that really true? Does everything happen for a reason? I ..
(January 19, 2009)
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Are You Lost?

Some people think they are lost. I've even had people tell me, “I'm so far gone that God would never take me back. I'm just lost. " Well, let me tell you a story. My wife has a real long suit ..
(January 14, 2009)
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Are You Afraid of Losing Your Job?

There are people today who are worried about losing their job. With the daily news of downsizing and company failures, many people are becoming afraid that they could become unemployed. Recently, I ..
(December 21, 2008)
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The Little Known Secret About Gratitude!

A couple of years ago, my wife and I were in Italy with thirty-eight other people on a tour bus. It is such a beautiful country, and the food is just fabulous! Having a tour guide for those six days ..
(November 19, 2008)
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Stay Away From the Pity Parties and the Over Night Success ..

There are people today who have lost their savings. There are others who have lost their jobs. There are people today who are scared. There is plenty of uncertainty these days. Despite all that is ..
(November 23, 2008)
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Are You Tired of Your Job?

Is your present job fulfilling? Are you energized and inspired at work? Sadly, a lot of people just can't wait to get out of their present job and move into something new and exciting. They are ..
(October 06, 2008)
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I Finally Got My Revenge!

It took me six months. The anger and betrayal was finally satisfied on that humid day in June. . . or was it? It was the day I finally got my revenge. It happened over thirty years ago. Six months ..
(September 07, 2008)
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You Are Not Perfect!

How many people do you know who are perfect and never make a mistake? Thoughts of past failures can be very defeating. So many times, our past failures, mistakes and shortcomings hinder us from ..
(September 01, 2008)
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Can You Control the Price of Gas?

Football season is back. Football fans everywhere are excited, enthused and hopeful for their favorite team! And, of course, there have been a lot of preseason interviews. I'm not a huge football ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Making Choices

Here in Phoenix, Arizona we like to go hiking and we have numerous choices. There is South Mountain Park with its miles of primary trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. In the ..
(April 13, 2008)
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Do You Rely On Luck Or Fate?

I believe in opportunities coming my way. I believe in God bringing people and situations into my life because I have prayed and am expecting those kinds of things to happen on a regular basis. But ..
(April 20, 2008)
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The Real Energy Crisis

There's a lot of talk today about the price of oil. Since late last summer, the cost of oil has skyrocketed to record prices. But that's not the real energy crisis. The real energy crisis is not in ..
(April 29, 2008)
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The #1 Cause of Failure

What is the biggest roadblock to success? What sabotages jobs or relationships? What is the number one cause of failure? In asking blunt questions like these, many answers may arise as to the real ..
(May 06, 2008)
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Temporary Setbacks Or Permanent Failure?

Nearly thirty years ago, I went rock climbing for the first time with a group in New Mexico. It sounded exciting and challenging! After a day and a half of training, which they called, ..
(May 14, 2008)
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Where Is Your Life Going?

Is your life all that you desire it to be right now? Where do you want your life to go? One of the biggest things that will hinder you from reaching your goals and dreams is to focus on your current ..
(May 19, 2008)
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Overcoming Discouragement

Dean Forrest was 33 years old and had five children when the accident happened. He would later become my father-in-law. In 1963, Dean was involved in a very serious accident at work involving liquid .
(May 27, 2008)
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Stop Looking Back!

Getting ready to drive off in my wife's car the other day, I checked and adjusted her mirrors. I first adjusted the side mirrors and then finally the rearview mirror. And suddenly, it dawned on me. ..
(June 01, 2008)
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Have You Reached Your Limits?

How much potential do we really have? Is there a point in life when we can just say, “I've reached my limits, that's all I can do?" Or, can we continue to grow? I heard a couple of weeks ago ..
(June 09, 2008)
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Who Says You Cant?

A couple of years ago I was the emcee at an event and introduced Rocky Bleier, the keynote speaker. Rocky is a wonderful man, full of life and enthusiasm, and he gave a very inspiring presentation. I .
(June 17, 2008)
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What Are You Waiting For?

Some people are waiting for opportunity to knock. Many have been waiting a long time, and still, they continue to wait. But what exactly are they waiting for? Some talk about their “ship coming .
(June 24, 2008)
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Soar With the Eagles!

In 1981, in the Capitán Mountains of New Mexico, a hiking group including myself climbed to the top of Sunset Peak. It has an elevation of 9,000 feet. We reached the summit just before noon on a ..
(July 01, 2008)
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Why Settle?

Sometimes people say things like, “Well, my life isn't what I'd really like for it to be, but I guess its good enough; I'm getting by. " They are settling and accepting life as it is with no ..
(July 08, 2008)
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Dream Stealers

Living here in Arizona, we have about five months of very hot weather. People who visit during that time have a hard time just going from the house to the car. Day after day of triple digit ..
(July 14, 2008)
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Who Do You See in the Mirror?

We look into a mirror to see how we look. Men use a mirror to shave and women use one to put on makeup. We all check our hair in the mirror. What thoughts come to you when looking into a mirror? ..
(August 01, 2008)
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Get Up and Get Dressed!

When we get up in the morning, it's pretty rare to spend the whole day wearing what we went to sleep in. We clean ourselves up, and then we get dressed. We put our clothes on. Some occupations ..
(July 28, 2008)
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