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Life Is Not A Lottery

My wife and I try to make road trips interesting by buying scratch off lottery tickets in every state through which we travel. We just stopped in Illinois and bought five $1 tickets. The odds of winning our $1 back are 1 in 10. The odds of winning the grand prize of $500 a week…

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The Riches of Choice

In We Are All Weird, Seth Godin describes being rich as having choices. When you have choices you have influence over your own world. When you can choose whether to eat Cheetos or celery, buy a new car or repair you old beater, fly to see family or drive cross country, save more for retirement…

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Ideas Are Pointless

…unless put into action. For far too long, I’ve been an idea guy. I have ideas on the way things should be, how to build a better a business, how to make more money, have more impact, have a better marriage, but without action my ideas are pointless. In many areas I’ve been a thinker…

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Moving: “Hope in Transition”

One of our favorite musicians is Brendan James (check him out here). He’s a soulful piano man playing modest venues across the country. We’ve seen him in concert twice and both were phenomenal. We’re seeing him in concert again next month. We’re fairly excited as it’s been a few years. His 2012 album is titled…

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Hope is Dangerous

We missed out on another house today. The market is tough for buyers on a budget. It’s discouraging…even more discouraging when we get our hopes up. Each house we look at and like leads us to picturing ourselves building a home and settling down. But, it’s a seller’s market and each time we find out…

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Moving Time

It’s moving time! Over the next few weeks we’re in the process of packing up our belongings and heading west. We’re excited, nervous, stressed, hopeful and full of all the mix of emotions that come with a substantial life transition. I have moved a lot. To the point of having described my family as being…

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Changing Church: It’s About Jesus

Do you spend a great deal of time talking about how great your church is? Do you talk about how many people attend or your rank as one of the fastest growing churches in the country? Do you talk about the great youth group, the awesome youth building and activities? Do you talk about the…