Spiritual

“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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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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