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My Life Speaks – Neply Haiti

My wife, Julie, and I have a list of goals and adventures that we want to share with our children to expose them to sports, culture, history and life experiences.  One of these goals was to take them on a … Continue reading

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I Got a Car and I Bought A Car

It seemed to fit all of our criteria, but our son was not excited about driving Grandma’s car. After talking with several friends we came to the following strategy. Continue reading

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Saying Grace in Public Places: Leading Your Family by Doing the Right Thing and Sharing a Powerful Testimony of Faith

It is often said that leadership is doing the right thing. As Christian parents and role models we have a great privilege to lead our family in doing the right thing. I challenge you regardless of the company you are with to never share a meal with your family without taking a moment to bow your head and express true gratitude for the provision, mercy and saving grace that God has given you. Continue reading

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Learning to Finish What You Start Even When The Project Doesn’t Work Out

My son was over his head and really would have preferred to back out of the project. My neighbor and I discussed the situation and recognizing this was as much about teaching a life lesson to my son as it was about fixing the problem thought it would be good to push through the problem and work toward a satisfactory solution. Continue reading

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Using Unmet Desires to Teach Your Kids Patience, Creativity, Work, and the Value of a Dollar

There is nothing better than an unmet desire to teach your kids the value of working for a dollar and patience. Inspired by YouTube my son downloaded a trial version of video editing software, Aftereffects. Continue reading

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You Are Building Your Legacy Everyday

There are many legacies that you can leave, but the most powerful and influential will be the accumulated experiences you share together and memories of how you lived your life. Continue reading

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The Light of the World that Darkness Cannot Overcome

What is most amazing is that in Matthew 5:14 Jesus tells us as His disciples that “You are the light of the world.” We, as His disciples, become the representation of the light God and Jesus in the world that we operate. We are His ambassador and representative to shine in the darkness. It is we that are charged to work by the power of the Holy Spirit to illuminate the hearts and minds of men. It is we that, by representing Truth, become the light to the world that overcomes darkness and glorifies our Father in heaven. We(you and me) are charged to continue the very work of Jesus. Continue reading

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The 20 Rules Of This House

I enjoy reading other business and family values, rules, or boundaries that are used to lead and provide boundaries for business or family. We have our family Core Values posted on the refrigerator for reference when making choices or using for instruction. These are great tools to use and leaves no question as to how we are supposed to operate. Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye To A Family Pet

This blog post describes our thoughts and experience of losing our family pet rabbit, Mason. I offer some tips to consider when your family pet dies. Continue reading

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Leading with Truth and Love

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to encounter Jesus face to face as he mixed with the people in the towns, on the roads, or in the marketplace?  What were the attractive qualities that caused men … Continue reading

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