Inspiration Category

41 Day Challenge

During the last few months I have made trips to Tennessee, Florida, California, and Arizona. This has resulted in very limited personal exercise, zero running, bad eating habits, and minimal designated time for writing projects (aka personal hustle). Accountability has always been my best friend when it comes to staying on track with all of the above…which is […]

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FREE TO BE HUMAN

  Podcast With Jarrid Wilson Author/Pastor/Blogger Jarrid Wilson recently launched a new inspirational podcast called FREE TO BE HUMAN. I had the honor and privilege of joining him for Episode 2. We had an absolute blast!

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Embodiment Of Day 41

  I received this magnificent painting in my inbox from Suzi—one of my social media friends. Her 19 year-old daughter, Kayla, painted it after being told by Suzi how much my book 41 Will Come impacted her. Thank you, Kayla, for creating this beautiful reminder that the sun will always rise above the mountain—and it […]

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SATURDAY

Yesterday was Friday; Good Friday to be specific. Tomorrow is Sunday; Easter Sunday to be specific. Today is Saturday; nothing special to be specific. Saturday is the day between Friday and Sunday. I know what you’re thinking. Duh. Am I right? To get serious for a moment, the Saturday between Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection must have been overwhelmingly […]

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A Picture Worth 60,000 Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m not sure who “they” are, but this picture is worth 60,000 words…literally. It’s a photograph of New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson speaking to a room of aspiring writers on October 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas at an event called Re:Write Conference. What you probably haven’t noticed […]

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Michael Sweet Interview

I just wanted to let you know that that I am interviewing STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet TODAY @ 1:30p (CST) on Facebook Live via Peoria Life on my #41Strong Podcast!

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Best Rain Delay Ever!

If you follow me on social media it will come as no surprise that I’m a longtime Chicago Cubs fan. I lived in Phoenix until I was almost twelve and back then Arizona didn’t have a MLB team–so I grew up watching the CUBS on WGN. Then I moved to central Illinois where you were […]

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5 Inspirational Images

Here are 5 shareable inspirational images I created just for you. Be encouraged…and feel free to share. #GetUpAndDance        

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Is Good Friday Good?

  Is Good Friday good? For believers, Good Friday is somewhat of an oxymoron isn’t it? Kind of like jumbo shrimp, seriously funny, Hell’s Angels, deafening silence, freezer burn, and Microsoft Works. (Yeah, I’m an Apple guy.) Or is it? For us, Good Friday represents the day our redemption was launched into motion. For Jesus, […]

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Don’t let an idea marked with your fingerprint end up with someone else’s name on the package.

What has God called you to do? What dream is in your heart? Get after it. Now. Don’t delay. Begin working on your craft. Seriously, start this second. Disobedience will not only deliver hardship (ask Jonah), but can even result in God using someone else (ask King Saul). Obey the first time (ask King David) […]

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