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Mar 29th


Motivational Moments: Lessons learned along life's journey

The person you are today has a lot to do with the lessons you have learned along your life's journey.

King: A fourth generation Baptist preacher

King: A fourth generation Baptist preacherAs we begin our Black History Month celebrations, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy will of course be observed.

We must not overlook the fact that King was a man of God, a follower of Jesus Christ and a man of faith. The ultimate legacy of King, a fourth-generation Baptist preacher, will be more theological and less social or political. It was King's response to the gospel of Jesus Christ that changed him, and the world around him.

Find a mentor to help you along the way

Recently I found myself thinking about my childhood and things I missed out on. I found myself thinking about decisions that I made and decisions that were made that I had nothing to do with. For the most part, I had a very good upbringing. I come from a loving family and I had a very wonderful mother. But there were some things that I lacked.

The continuous pursuit of joy and happiness

The continuous pursuit of joy and happinessJoy and happiness are two sides of the same coin.

You cannot truly have one without the other. Happiness is a temporal and conditional part of your emotional state. It is the measurement of what is going on now. For instance, if you lost your job, you would be unhappy, but if you found a better one, you would be happy again.

Celebrate the new year and the new you

Celebrate the new year and the new youDuring this wonderful month, in this new exciting year, I want you to think about all the possibilities that await you.

The 2014 happiness calendar

The 2014 happiness calendarHappiness is an intentional creation.

Every day things happen that work contrary to your joy and contentment. As you move forward into 2014, you must be deliberate in your pursuit of happiness. With permission from the author, I would like to share with you the first six months of the happiness calendar written by Henry S. Miller, author of "The Serious Pursuit of Happiness."

Building healthy churches with healthy leaders

Building healthy churches with healthy leadersI have been invited again to be a speaker at the Minnesota COGIC Leadership Conference.

This year's annual event will be held Jan. 16-18, at 7:45 p.m. nightly with a Saturday luncheon. This year's theme is "Building Healthy Churches with Healthy Leaders." With the rash of suicides from clergy this event is timely and relevant. Here a few things you can do to help your church become and remain healthy.
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