My Adoption Story – Part 1

I recently posted this question on Facebook: “What would you like me to blog about?” One of the responses surprised me. Someone I’ve known for a long time responded that they’d like to hear about my adoption. At first, I was hesitant. Not because I’m ashamed of being adopted or anything like that. But my […]

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Why Self-care is not Selfish

Imagine a man (or woman) who owns a tow truck. This guy wants to be helpful in the world. He really enjoys changing flat tires for people, helping people get in their cars when they are locked out, towing stranded motorists to safety… He really likes doing all the tow truck stuff. It may seem […]

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Podcast Recommendation: The Ziglar Show

Zig Ziglar is one the great of motivational speakers. In the Ziglar Show, his son, Tom Ziglar, is “Continuing Zig’s legacy of Inspiration and True Performance, one episode at a time.” Is this a popular podcast? How does 30 million downloads sound? Here’s what the show is about (from the website): We inspire your True Performance. […]

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The Most Inspirational Quote Ever

According to BrainyQuote, the top inspirational quote is: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller What’s your top inspirational quote? Send it to john@godsgifttotheworld.com. You are God’s gift to the world! Believe it. Own it. Live […]

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How to Use Your Front Door to Change Your Life

You go in and out of your front door every day. You go out into the world through your front door. You come back into your home through your front door.   Because your front door is your transition between worlds, it is a great opportunity to live with greater intention. Make stepping through your […]

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Be Authentic and Welcome Others’ Authenticity

Friends, Brene Brown, one of my favorite authors, is a shame and resilience researcher. She writes: “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Be Authentic to Be a Gift to the World You don’t […]

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Sarah Silverman Responded to Ugly Tweet with Courage and Generosity. You will love this exchange by the end.

Friends, If you haven’t seen this twitter exchange yet, you should. This is what my other blog “God’s Gift to the World” (www/godsgifttotheworld.com) is trying to promote: a generous and courageous life. Instead of ignoring a rude comment or getting drawn into a Twitter battle, Sarah Silverman responded with courage and generosity. Be warned. Some […]

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90 Days to a more Courageous & Generous Life – A random entry from my soon-to-be published journal

Friends, My soon-to-be-published 90-day quote and reflection journal includes quotes from a wide variety of people, from Winston Churchill to Gandhi to Jesus to Charles Dickens to Brene Brown. It’s designed to help you grow toward a more courageous and generous life. So I am calling it, “90 Days to a More Courageous and Generous Life.” […]

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