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0 Michael Dye By Noel Meador, Executive Director In the past couple of weeks, our nation has experienced the pain of sexual addiction and the aftermath when we turn a blind eye to this difficult topic. Much of the conversation has centered on how many pastors have been exposed, how to find out if you are

You ran out of money and had to quit college... a life dream has died. What do you do? Facing life's blitzes is hard. Here's an action to consider: Create A Compelling Life Vision We all have dreams but they don't all come true. What gives us resilience and perseverance is a big picture of our

Scared and Alone

By Karissa Meador Legend of the Cherokee Indian rite of passage from child to warrior: The father takes the young boy into the forest, blindfolds him, and leaves him alone. The boy is required to sit on a stump the entire night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine

By Karissa Meador "When bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time." Unknown It is so easy to get caught up in work and life busyness. One activity after the next is the new family normal. We get our kids signed up for swim lessons, music lessons, sports,

It Doesn't Hurt So Much

By Karissa Meador          Today was a wild and crazy day. I was up and out the door with the three boys and off to the doctor, bright and early. Our middle son, Noah is not the biggest fan of doctor visits and always gets quiet on the ride there.  Half way through the

“Lack of margin is a much greater component of our pain than most of us realize. Margin is the space between our load and our limits...Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and suffocating.” Dr. Swenson We really don’t understand how to live with margin. But, we can learn.

I think all of us from time to time can relate to deep weariness. I’m not speaking of physical fatigue – the kind of fatigue you feel after mowing the lawn or playing a set of tennis. No, I’m speaking of the weariness that comes from life itself.   Job from the Bible said it

I am very, very tired

Although it took place in the 1930s, it remains one of the most mystifying missing person cases in FBI files. After spending an evening eating out with friends, a forty-five-year-old New York judge hailed a taxi and was never seen or heard from again. The FBI immediately became involved. They suspected a kidnapping by someone

Restart Button

By Karissa Meador Have you ever had a day that you wish you could just hit a restart button? I have. Yesterday was one of those days. I was hosting a dinner party, had to clean the house, finish my son’s school project, grocery shop. My two-year-old, in a matter of 20 minutes, spilt juice

Blazing the Trail

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell As men it is easy for us to step into the role of leader in the workplace. We equate significance in large part to our success and impact on the job. However, lately I have been looking at

Do It or Don’t!

I took some time yesterday to think through my core values. What are the core beliefs that I hold and do they impact my life? How am I demonstrating these convictions in my world: family, finances, children, health, job? Or, have these values become merely strong ideals without action? Nothing can cause more stress than

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