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“Worry Free”

Have you ever gone into the bank, filled out a deposit slip, handed it over the counter to the teller, and said: “I’m really worried that I can’t pay all my bills this month”, and had the teller deposit that into your account? No?? Hmmm……..Have you ever had a doctor prescribe 500mgs of anxiety in a bottle to cure an illness? Maybe your employer chose not to lay you off during a downsizing of the company simply because he heard you were worried you might lose your job. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that no one reading this has ever had any of this happen to them. Most...

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Cross the Street

Last night I watched a long distance mentor of mine, Israel Houghton, singing and sharing his testimony on TBN from Dallas. Full disclosure, whenever I am asked what my dream is or "What do you want to do with your life?" my response is: "I want to do what Israel is doing." Needless to say, this was not the first time I stopped channel surfing when I saw Israel on the television screen, so when he began to say: "You don't always have to cross the planet to change the world. Sometimes you just have to cross the street.", I started to roll my eyes. I can be critical of pre-packaged comments or sermons. ...

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Top Ten Reasons You Should Come To Awaken 2011

10. What else do you have to do? 9. Gives you an excuse to wear those new shoes you got for Christmas 8. The first 100 through the doors get free stuff!!! (kind of) 7. The carpet at the Tabernacle is REALLY COOL! 6. Corey and the band will keep singing and playing even if they injure a knee (no offense Jay Cutler) 5. Free wifi 4. You can still be cool at Awaken even if you can't dance, Corey can't and he's still kind of cool,  sort of 3. Your grandma would want you to come 2. No animals were harmed in the making of Awaken Lastly, drum roll please.............................. 1. Seriously,...

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Tell the Story First

They say that second place is just the first loser. People soon forget who came in second in any competition. I couldn't tell you very many runner ups in championship games throughout history, but we certainly keep good record of first place as people. Before two years ago when I was laid off, I worked  four years in management for a company just south of Atlanta. I learned a ton from that experience, but the lesson that sticks out the most is what I call "tell your story first". Often a workplace becomes a political rat race with everyone jockeying for position and favorable perceptions from...

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Memory Lane

Whenever I hear the words "memory lane" I have images of a bright sunny day in a dreamy American neighborhood with white picket fences and lemonade stands on every corner. Memory Lane just sounds like a quaint little road that offers no danger or fright down it's blissfully smooth and straight pavement. Sadly, however, for many people memory lane is equivalent to any dark alley you can imaging. For some, given the option to stroll down memory lane or to literally walk down a dark alley in Iraq draped in an American flag, would gladly choose the flag and Iraq. Memory lane boasts of far more dangerous...

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