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Jonathan Edwards – Resolved to Serve with Humility

By Orrin Woodward Here is the section from my new book on Jonathan Edwards.Here is another great American who utilized the power of resolutions in his life. Have you implemented RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE into your life? Let’s start a resolution revolution together. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward Jonathan Edwards was a preacher, theologian, … [Read more...]

Get Your Hands Off My Cookie!

By Kevin Mogavero I heard a great story from Pastor Rob Rod the other day. It began with a woman at a crowded mall who had just sat down next to a gentleman about her age. She opened her newspaper and started to read. A few moments later, she reached over to grab one of her Oreo cookies only to notice that one was already gone! A … [Read more...]

George Washington – RESOLVED for Character

By Orrin Woodward Here is a portion of the introduction from my new book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE. George Washington focused on building his character every day. This is important for all of us. Have you resolved to grow personally and professionally? Sincerely, Orrin Woodward By nature, young Washington had a fiery temper, but he … [Read more...]

What My Dad Taught Me About Legitimate Pain

My dad has been gone for 21 years.  That’s nearly half my life, yet sometimes it seems like an eye-blink. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve encountered him in my dreams and seized precious moments to say what needed to be said only to wake up to the reality of his absence. One of the greatest lessons my dad taught me during his short 56 … [Read more...]

Named Must Your Fear Be, Before Banish It You Can

By Kevin Mogavero “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” ~ Yoda Ya’ gotta love Yoda!  The thing I love most about this particular quote is that he ends the sentence with, “you can.” Which is a pretty powerful assumption – that you can banish your fear. It’s pretty amazing that banishing our fears and achieving our dreams can be … [Read more...]

LIFE Adversity Quotient

By Orrin Woodward Adversity Quotient (AQ) is the ability to persevere through numerous setbacks in order to achieve one’s dreams. Everyone has the ability to develop AQ, but winners through purpose, vision, and perseverance develop it, while the rest do not. The LIFE community is a great way to start learning AQ. Here is a portion of the … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Warriors

By Kevin Mogavero As my daughters are growing, I’m fashioning a series of stories to tell them that will teach them the principles of self-reliance and disciplined optimism. The main characters of the series are two Japanese samurai warriors that are immortal. They wear the same clothes and they look identical to each other. They fight to … [Read more...]

Be Hardy!

By Kevin Mogavero The war hero Louis Zamperini was an Olympic athlete who joined the Armed Forces during WWII. To make a long and impressive story short, Zamperini just didn’t like to back away from a challenge. The outcome wasn’t as important as the value he would gain from the challenge itself. Zamperini was lost at sea in a life-raft with 2 … [Read more...]

Replacing Subtle Lies With the Elusive Obvious

By Garrett Gunderson Blatant lies are easy to recognize and avoid; the subtle lies can ultimately be more destructive because they are much more difficult to detect and uproot. Subtle lies seem to make sense and to carry a certain air of credibility. They are often supported by supposed proof and factual evidence that spread and perpetuate … [Read more...]

Transcending the Ego

By Steve D'Annunzio Devotion to the ego-self is an addiction to one’s own thoughts. Devotion to the God-Self comes down to a commitment to witness your thoughts without taking them personally. Normal thoughts are often chaotic and destructive, while spiritual awareness is creative and empowering. You cannot become love as long as you are more … [Read more...]