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the upside of integrity

Published on July 7th, 2014

Integrity – you want it! This is something that matters and can take you far in life. Here’s what integrity will do for you. It allows you to live safely and it gives you a solid platform for meaningful impact. That impact may be your family, it could be your work, it could be your

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These smiles…

Published on May 15th, 2014

There‘s nothing quite like a smile. I‘m thankful for the people who smile into my life. My friends Kathy, Tom, and Willie are some of the happiest people I know. Their smiles are contagious. Just their presence (and smile) changes the temperature of the room. I‘ve seen it happen and have personally benefited from their

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This group…

Published on May 13th, 2014

For the past eight months, I have worked with an advisory group. I must say, this group has been amazing! I enjoyed every meeting and found myself being helped with their insight, perspective, and astute assessments. They advised me on strategy, sermon preparation, and systems that have helped and continue to help make ValleyPoint Church

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The ValleyPoint Student Ministry

Published on November 1st, 2013

I’m very excited about what’s happening in the student ministry of ValleyPoint Church these days!  This energized group is really beginning to make some noise.  Their creativity and energy is contagious.  Students are being encouraged, challenged, and they’re having fun.  I see it in my own kids who are involved, and I’m very thankful for

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Elio Madonia

Published on May 24th, 2013

I met Elio Madonia recently on a trip to the Dominican Republic.  Elio is truly a fascinating individual.  For the past twenty five years of his life, he has given himself to helping the poor with one of their most basic needs – housing.  As a retired business owner, he had a plan mapped out

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How The Mighty Fall…

Published on February 25th, 2011

I was really challenged by this book from Jim Collins.  His basic assertion is that decline can be avoided, detected, and reversed.  Hope can even be found in the middle of decline.  Jim writes from a business perspective, but it would be easy to apply many of these thoughts not only to an orginization, but

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imagine

Published on December 8th, 2010

Today is the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. I was ten years old at the time, and don’t really remember many of the details of that day or his unfortunate death.  John was murdered on December 8, 1980 shortly after the release of a new album called Double Fantasy.  Even though John was somewhat

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