“leaning positive” can be hard work – but we must…

If you read this blog with any regularity then you already know that I don't lean left, and I don't lean right; what I do instead is lean positive. My orientation is a result of several factors (none of which are naïveté): First, it's just my nature, I've been a glass half full guy all …

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something else kicks into play when you give everything

When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” And their eyes were opened. - …

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if you want to be contented, happy, and positive – read this

Don't be selfish. Value others above yourselves. Focus your interest and your intention on the needs, concerns, and happiness of your spouse... your church community... your neighbor... coworkers... your friends... strangers... the homeless.... Follow Jesus. Be that guy; be that woman; practice the Gospel of Love. Then answer the question about how positive you feel.

peace and power

Peace and Power This morning - a couple of weeks into our journey through Normal Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking - the men's group I meet with discussed chapter two: "A Peaceful Mind Generates Power." We enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation around the challenge we all face when it comes to reconciling the idea of cultivating a …

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“I can do all things…” #winning

For nothing will be impossible with God. - Luke 1:37 My Saturday morning Bible study has just launched an ongoing study based on Norman Vincent Peale’s classic text, The Power of Positive Thinking. The guys are motivated and excited about this, and I can’t think of a better way to launch 2016 together. We all face challenges; none …

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The power of positive grand-parenting

This morning I'd like to direct you to my Wake Forest Today column. It features - no surprise - commentary on this past week's adventures in grand-parenting. Here's a paragraph from "Grand-parenting 101, and a shot of confidence": Naomi didn’t even question if I could handle it, despite the protestations and gasps of the less …

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