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January 9, 2020

Survival of the Best Fit

Most schools, companies and organizations measure and reward “high performance” based on individual metrics that include a resume', accolades, numbers and test scores. The problem with this, according to Shawn…
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January 2, 2020

Decade of Destiny: A Partnership that Changes the World

January 1st, 2020, not only launches a new year, it is also the first day of a new decade. We are a nation in turmoil; we are a people searching…
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December 19, 2019

Expect the Unexpected!

Life is full of surprises. In counseling, I have often heard, “This is not at all what I signed up for.” We’ve all said a similar thing at different points…
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November 28, 2019

Football Players and an Unexpected Thanksgiving

What is your thought upon hearing the word “Thanksgiving?” This past Saturday, on an ESPN commercial, between the litany of college football games, the word was thrown out to a number…
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November 21, 2019

Silence and a Tale of Two Kings

Saul was gifted, talented and handsome. Saul was a strong leader. But the first king of Israel, found himself in one frustrating situation after another. His life was a string…
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November 12, 2019

Breaking out of the Sisyphean Nightmare

As I shared last week, Sisyphus from the Greek myth, is punished for his pride by being forced to roll a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll…
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November 5, 2019

The Sisyphean Nightmare

We are so driven to perform and succeed that we are driving ourselves literally insane with such a busy and crammed schedule. We are losing the purpose of our existence.…
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October 29, 2019

Godfather Kingdom?

We’ve confused Father God with the Godfather. Vito Corleone (Marlin Brando), is the legendary godfather, from the famous Francis Ford Coppola film, who said, “I’ll make him an offer he…
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October 22, 2019

The Ax, Fire and Fear

What is it about boys and sharp objects? Even lethal objects? Something comes out in a young boy’s heart when he is confronted with fear. Fearful things bring out courage…
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September 24, 2019

I Love the Real Church

I have this picture of Jesus and his disciples sitting around a blazing fire on the Judean countryside, with a full moon lighting up the sky and a crisp, cool…