Stop and Smell the Roses

According to Mayo clinic and John Hopkins University, unrelenting stress harms our bodies. We all know that, yet we let it continue each day. Have you ever heard the saying, “Slow down, stop and smell the roses? “ This was something I always heard from my mother-in-law at every visit for over twenty years. I…

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Video: Why Me? What Now? How to Overcome Adversity

Specializing in spiritual growth, successful business owner and leader Larry Lukens provides practical tips for overcoming adversity and using it to grow. He shares the following wisdom to help us: Expect and find value in adversity, which comes to all of us Remain peaceful when dreams turn into nightmares Draw upon faith for healing and…

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The Journey of Life

We all have the same amount of time every day. We choose to invest it, or waste it. “Everything in our lives, all of our pursuits, should be founded upon our answer to the question why—why we exist, followed by why we do what we do.” – Todd Gongwer- Lead…..For God’s Sake Why do we…

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The Journey of Life

“Everything in our lives, all of our pursuits, should be founded upon our answer to the question why—why we exist, followed by why we do what we do.” – Todd Gongwer- Lead…..For God’s Sake Why do we go on vacations?  I would go on vacations to enjoy life for a while, to relax, create memories…

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It’s not If, But When

Our family had suffered through life changing sicknesses, financial issues, family member addiction, and loss of our baby. Then twelve years later on December 17, 1997, our 16-year old son was killed in a car accident. Until the time we lost Landon in the accident, I faced life’s challenges with an awareness of God, but…

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In Every Challenge Seek Opportunity

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) I was raised by two hardworking and loving parents who taught me I could be anything I wanted. In 1974, fate led me…

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