2018 AUGUST

BY JOHN In 2002, BBC conducted a poll called “100 Greatest Britons” to find out who the people of Great Britain thought was the greatest Briton to ever live. The unanimous winner was Sir Winston Churchill. For most of us, I mean Americans, we’d probably agree with this result because he was half American. In all seriousness, as a democracy we continue to treasure Churchill’s memory for his unflagging courage in the face of overwhelming odds and for his unfailing belief that democracy will inevitability triumph over tyranny. And he was, after all, “The British Bulldog” that saved England from Hitler and...
BY JOHN   Take a moment and think back to some of your biggest failures. How did you feel? What did you do? Where did you go from there? Did you have a “Never Give Up!” mind set? I think for most of us the initial feeling is absolute despair. You put all your effort behind it only to come up short. We start to develop a Fear of Failure. We lose confidence. What do we do next? Hold that thought and check out this list of men I’ve compiled who had unrivaled success.   Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard...
BY A FEARLESS GUEST CONTRIBUTOR “The appeal of fatherhood is that it irrevocably binds you to another person. Sex is basically an exchange of pleasantries now. Marriage is instantly reversible. But fatherhood is real.” -Esquire Magazine While I normally agree with my friends over at Esquire magazine, I’m forced to disagree with them on this particular statement. At least I disagree with the sentiment that being a father is irrevocably binding. Frankly I think that’s a crock of shit, though I agree that sex and marriage are pretty lax these days. Fatherhood is not binding. Fatherhood is also not for everyone,...
BY A FEARLESS GUEST CONTRIBUTOR This is a guest post from Jonathan Marshall. If interested in submitting a guest post please read our guest posting policy and then contact us. Inspiration, motivation, and just finding the doggone plain drive to get to the gym and workout can seem impossible sometimes. “I don’t have the time.” “I don’t want to be sore tomorrow because I have to work.” “You know what! After this vacation in two weeks I’m definitely going to start, I promise!” Any of theses excuses sound familiar? I have heard all of these all too often and countless others. What I have...
BY JOHN There’s a lot in this world that can stir up ones emotions, and anger is one of those emotions that surfaces quite frequently. And it’s normally not one we’re proud of. I used to get all riled up by traffic. The stupidest thing would set me off in a mindless rage – all done within my own head. As a Christ follower, instantly praying certainly helped calm me down. But I knew there was more to it then just modifying my behavior or doing the action first and then regretting it. I needed a change of heart and that’s...
Lessons BY TODD MAYFIELD I just entered my 30s earlier this year. A lot of people asked me what I was thinking about leading up to my birthday, and it mostly was excitement. As I looked back, I felt pretty young and realized I’ve still got lots of life left. With that in mind, I decided to record the life lessons from my first thirty years on Earth that I want to continue to utilize for the next 90. Yes, I do want to live a long time. 1. Change doesn’t happen on accident, but on purpose. You won’t wake up 6...