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3 Strategies for Turning Trials into Triumphs with Jeff Kemp

We’re faced with a lot of blitzes in life, but here are 3 strategies for turning your trials into triumphs. First, take a long-term view of your life and the situation that you’re facing, such as illness, losing a loved one, a job loss. Second, be willing to change and become more humble…maybe more of a teammate and less of a solo artist. Third, take your eyes off yourself and focus on others. How can you bless...
Jun 16, 2015 / Inspirational

What to Do When You're Disappointed with Your Life

As a parent, it’s important to handle disappointments in life well. Why? Because your children are watching and learning how to handle disappointments based on your behavior. So here are 3 ways to handle disappointments. First, face it. Being honest about what and why you’re disappointed is the first step toward overcoming it. Next, accept and move forward. Work within the framework of your present life—accepting...
Mar 18, 2015 / Inspirational

An Ancient King, a Rock Star, and Me

A new movie, The Song, releases in theaters on September 26th. Inspired by the life and writings of the ancient King Solomon, this great date-night film is about an up-and-coming musician, Jed King who wants to break out of the shadow of his infamous superstar father.  He has good intentions, but very quickly starts pursuing fame, fortune, power and pleasure…all those things that never bring him ultimate...
Sep 25, 2014 / Inspirational

8 Inspirational Family Quotes

Somehow, it’s always the little moments that turn into the big ones.  It may seem small now, but you’ll never forget the time your daughter loses her first tooth or your son learns to ride a bike.  These moments with your family are what last a lifetime.  So, to encourage you to be thankful for your family, I’ve compiled a list of 8 inspirational family quotes.  First, former President Ronald Regan reminds us that...
Nov 22, 2013 / Inspirational

8 Great Fatherhood Quotes

I’d like to say thanks to all you fathers out there. Thank you for providing for your family, for strengthening your family, for protecting your family.  To encourage you through this amazing journey of fatherhood, I’ve compiled a list of 8 great quotes about fatherhood.  First, American heavyweight boxer Ken Norton once said “Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” ...
Nov 21, 2013 / Inspirational

The Prison of Want

Author Max Lucado says, "If your happiness comes from something you deposit, drive, drink, or digest, then face it– you are in prison, the prison of want." Are you always wanting one more thing? "I will be happy when I am healthy, when I am married, when I am rich, when I am…" You finish the statement. But, when the new car smell fades, the neighbors buy a bigger TV, and your prince turns into a frog, the prison...
Sep 05, 2013 / Inspirational

What Your Greatest Fear Should Be

Tim Kizziar once said, “Our greatest fear…should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.”  Is there anything worse than giving something all you’ve got when, in the end, it amounts to nothing? Determining where to invest your time and energy can be tough. Be sure to limit the time you spend on things in life that don’t really matter in the end…things like the pursuit of...
Jun 24, 2013 / Inspirational



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