Category Archives: Life

The Daily Journal: Goodbye Grandpa

It’s been a few days since I wrote to you, and there’s a good reason why.

On my way back from San Diego, CA two days ago I got a call that my grandpa died. I’m so thankful I flew out there just to see him a few weeks ago and got to spend some quality time with him.

When I was broke growing up, my Grandpa would give me money for gas and always did his best to help me move forward. I’m going to miss him a lot. But I’m thankful he is now in heaven with my mom.

Today is always unique in that it’s my moms birthday. It’s been about two years since she died. My mom lived with us for two years before she died, and it was hard to see her leave but my memories will last forever, and I’ll see her in heaven when my time comes.

But I never want to leave one of my daily journals to you without a takeaway when possible.

If there’s any advice I could give you, it’s to make your relationship right with your parents. Even if it’s been a rough go, find a way you can make the relationship works where there’s no strife, it’s not worth living your life with strife. Be the bigger person and do your best to make it work. It’s so important.

No matter what our parents have done in the past, we still have to honor the position God has appointed them in our lives.

Many people skip what Paul tells us about the importance of honor before he talks about the full armor of God. It says… ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” ‘

Ephesians 6:1-3

Be blessed,

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The Daily Journal: Chasin’ The Check

Most people wake up every day ONLY chasing the check. The truth is, you may be at a point in your life where getting the check is the top priority.

Maybe you’re in deep debt… maybe you’re tired of feeding your kids convenience store food, maybe you have a dying family member who can’t make it without you. These are the realities of life and happen EVERY DAY for people all around the world.

The last thing you need to hear is to create another “vision board” or just sit back and let the “universe” take care of everything.

But what do you do when you need cash TODAY to survive. If this is the case for you, it’s time to get practical and make things happen. You can only cut expenses so much. You can only reduce your life so much before it stops making sense.

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Why We Shouldn’t Do Things We’re Not Called To Do

I knew when I was in the Air Force that I was not operating in my calling. I learned very early on in life that we should not do things we’re not called to do. We’re faking ourselves out.

In this video, I share a very personal story about my experience in the Military trying to straddle the fence with being comfortable, vs. operating in my true calling.

Be blessed,

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say…

My parents would always tell me if I don’t have anything nice to say I shouldn’t say anything at all. We tell our children that, but how many of us actually take our own advice?

In business, this is VERY important as it could reflect negatively on you and YOUR business. In this video, I explain why keeping your negative thoughts to yourself is critical.

Be blessed,

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Life Is What You Make It

Happy Easter weekend!

I’m big on positive thinking especially when it comes to your life and how you live. I tell the kids all the time, “Life is what you make it”! You have to make a decision to choose to be happy.

In this video I share a short story about how choosing to be happy can make all the difference in the world!

Be blessed,

Lies We Tell…

The lies we tell ourselves will keep us stuck in a rut. Period, point blank.

When God gives us a vision or tells us to go and do something, the first thing we do is say “I can’t do that”. Then you begin to tell yourself that you’re unworthy, but I’m here to tell you that you ARE worthy! » Read More