[FAN FAVORITE!!!] How bright is your light?

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 Point to Ponder: Happiness is derived from helping others, making a difference, and serving the world in your own unique way. No matter what your purpose in life, this is an underlying mission: […]

Don’t Downsize Your Dream

Most people downsize their dreams out of fear. Fear of criticism. Fear of failure. Fear of success and doubts about whether they can keep it up. It can feel risky to dream big. The truth is, the real risk is living small. It’s getting to the end of your life and realizing so much more […]

This Isn’t the Way You Planned It

Do you ever feel like life just isn’t going the way you planned it? Perhaps you find yourself on the verge of giving up on a dream. Your job search seems fruitless. A relationship keeps hitting a brick wall. You get a little extra money, and then an unexpected expense saps the money as quickly […]

Joy Comes in the Morning!

Years ago, I visited Colorado Springs for a speaking engagement and a few meetings. A friend picked me up at the airport, and took me to dinner. We then headed to Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center, where I’d be staying during my trip. Before arriving, I had received a generous invitation from a staff […]

Is it time to stop trying to figure it out?

My mother loves to tell the story that when I was two years old, I taught myself how to tie my shoes. I’d asked her several times to teach me. Although she said she’d teach me when I got bigger, I insisted that she show me how to do it. So, she did. One afternoon […]

Ask Yourself These Three Questions Before The Year Ends

I pray this Christmas will be blessed, joyful and peaceful for you. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, please remember the reason for the season! We are near the end of another year and I thought this would be a great time to pose three important questions for you. We become wiser when we […]

A Week of Gratitude

There are so many interesting positive psychology exercises that I love to do, but one of my favorites is the three blessings exercise. It is so simple to do on an everyday basis, and it actually has health benefits.  So here’s what you do.  Before you go to sleep, take out a journal, a piece […]

The One Decision That Frees You to Forgive

We can’t be happy without our relationships. And it is inevitable in relationships that you eventually find yourself in a position that calls for forgiveness. I want you to think for a moment about a relationship in which you are struggling to forgive, and consider the words you’re reading right now to be written just […]

The Most Important Gift You Can Unwrap this Year

There is a gift that isn’t wrapped neatly under the tree on Christmas morning. Its cost requires more than the money in your wallet. No one hands it to you.  This is a gift you give yourself. It only takes a few minutes and there is nothing more valuable than this. I don’t know what […]

Ask Yourself This ONE QUESTION Before Christmas

NEW VIDEO NEWSLETTER I’m trying something new! A video version of the newsletter. The written version is below, but click on the video so I can talk to you directly about this week’s topic! And please share with your friends and colleagues on social media. Enjoy! We’ve got just one week until Christmas. I was […]