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What’s Holding You Back?

We don’t often think about it as much as we should, but we are all building legacies, relationships, reputations, and the like. We can be incredibly focused on our work as we build these parts of our lives, and we can also be neglectful. What habits and behaviors are holding you back from shaping the life you desire?

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Your Conversion Factor

After years of being involved in a manufacturing industry, I’ve always been intrigued by the “conversion factor” of raw materials. » Are you living a life of purpose, integrity, impact, legacy, and multiplication? Allow God to partner with you to have a larger-than-life conversion factor.

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Living by Conviction by Doug Hartzheim
Wisdom for Life

Living by Conviction

Conviction – this is a word that gets our attention.  It jumps out at us. Anything to do with the word “conviction” causes us to stop and think.  When asked about our deepest convictions, any responsible citizen immediately looks inward toward the things that make us tick. When we read or hear a word on

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Inviting Disorientation

Some years ago while at the University of Birmingham, I was walking absent-mindedly (not a good condition at a university, I admit) into the Orchard Learning Center men’s bathroom, to be jolted to attention. There was a woman standing in front of the mirror. Now here are the facts. I have studied almost daily in

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Growing In Step With Our Wives

This month at After Hours we attempted to have some discussion around strengthening our relationships with our wives. Sometimes we get it right, and sometimes we don’t, but I hope you were able to take away some strategies that will help in your marriage. I thought Jim Keena’s example of him stopping by his wife’s

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Multifaceted Personalities

My wife, Marcy, likes stickers. She has flair that way and our Christmas tree is decorated underneath with a host of exquisitely and creatively wrapped packages. On a note of less warmth, research is about details, websites, search protocols, notes, and bibliographies. How do I keep track of it all? Following the advice of a

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Modeling Good Behavior

We should seek to live in such a way that we not only break the chain of dysfunction, ensuring the best percentage chance of a good life for those nearest to us, but we also need to model love, compassion, and understanding. It’s easier to talk about it than it is to model it, but

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Respect, Honor, and the Attraction to a Happy Face

I want to touch on the subject of respect.  I’ve heard it said that it is very difficult to love someone if we don’t respect them.  If that is true, perhaps we should focus on managing our respect level towards our spouse. In my last article, I blogged about the power of touch, and how

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The Effect of Touch

This year Margo and I will celebrate forty years of marriage.  Each year seems sweeter than the year before, and we are grateful for each day that God gives us to spend with each other.  We have learned a lot over the years, and because of that I thought I’d put together a blog on

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