Getting Naked

Vulnerability, transparency, honesty, integrity, accountability, and open communication are all ways in which you can remove the barriers between yourself and someone else and get naked in the most fundamental and effective of ways. If you are going to be successful in business, in romance, in relationships, and in your walk with God — you

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Gratitude: The Ultimate Measure of Maturity

Gratitude requires contrast. Gratitude depends on awareness and understanding as its foundation and context because gratitude is the organic response to a positive outcome when a negative or less desirable result was possible, likely, or certain. Gratitude is so much more than just the rosy emotional response or the specific thanks for a job well done.

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The Power of Authenticity

Do you like who you are? or do you hide who you are? If you find that your internal conversation (what you say to yourself) and your external conversation (what you say to other people) are not the same.  If you find yourself considering how you appear more carefully than who you are or who

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The Radicalization of Peace

Individual radicalization and religious extremism today present a clear and present danger both to individuals and to the core freedoms upon which civilization is built. The content of speech is not what should determine if it can be allowed by any society.  Speech should be free, period. Speech is a medium for communication and it

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The Gift of Sexuality

TIME magazine reported this week that 19% of women who attend college today will be sexually assaulted during their time at university.  That is almost 1 out of every 5.  As the father of 3 daughters, I don’t like those odds.  But, even more than that, I don’t like what that says about what we as

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Extraordinary Measures

Jesus is ready to take your life to new levels of joy, new levels of health, new levels of prosperity, new levels of peace, new levels of abundance, new levels of blessing, new levels of connectedness, new levels of success, new levels of fulfillment, new levels of satisfaction, the list goes on. Jesus is not

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True Love is Specific

I love coffee — the earthy, warm, bold, acidic, smooth, welcoming hospitality of a great cup of coffee sets it apart from other drinks I could choose.  There’s something special in a moment set apart to enjoy the aroma, the flavor, and the conversations that come around a well made espresso or french press shared

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Intimacy is the Key to Healing, Happiness, and Success

You can’t compel love.  A person held in a relationship against their will would never be said to be in love with the one holding them there.  However, when Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” Jesus answered, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your

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