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A dear friend of mine recently had the opportunity to be on a national television news show to promote his new book. The catch: the time slot assigned was Thanksgiving Day.

“What should I do?” he asked.
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Are You Courageous Enough To Have The Difficult Conversation?

I've been hard at work on the Bible study for Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God (from Worthy Publishing and Lifeway) and diving deeper into the wonder of friendships.

I'm awed by some of the amazing friends that God has provided throughout the years. But one thing I've noticed is that when it comes to developing thriving, long-lasting friendships, sooner or later we have to engage in The Difficult Conversation. We may need to say something or raise an issue in order to bring out the best in the other person or to make the relationship more enjoyable and healthy. Continue Reading...

How to Handle a A Mid-Life Crisis & Other Secrets

Last night my best friend confessed: "I think it's official: I'm having a mid-life crisis. I have money squirreled away. One part of me says, 'Use it wisely', and another part of me says, 'Spend it and have the time of your life.' I'm not sure how to respond to the stress of my career, all the transition in my life, and everything I'm facing.'"

My response: "Well, I just saw this deal on Travelzoo and we could go to Tuscany."

She looked at me blankly. "I thought you were going to give me a wise sage answer." Continue Reading...