How Cultivating Courage Will Save Your Life

On January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi, a baby boy was born to parents who would end up being more absent than present in his life. At the tender age of 5, the boy moved to Jackson, Michigan to be raised by his grandparents on their farm. The change of life from Mississippi to Michigan was so disturbing for the young boy that he developed a stuttering problem. Upon entering school, his stutter became worse, causing him to become self-conscious and shy around his peers. It…

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I Have a Confession...

  "I'd... um... I'd like to be considered for... any opportunities... to do more for our agency. I'd love a new challenge." That was me speaking to my boss nearly 2 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. Heart racing, body trembling, palms sweaty, voice shaking... all while trying to say those few simple words. Once the words were out, I wanted to grab them back and hide them in the deepest darkest hole I could find. But there they were, out there for…

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The Real Reason You Struggle and Why It's a Good Thing

  "For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more."  - Luke 12:48 NKJV While you may not have ever heard the above quote, you've likely heard it paraphrased before. "To whom much is given, much is required."  Most people interpret this statement to mean: if you are given a lot of "stuff", then you are required to do a lot of "stuff." In today's world, it's really…

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