LIFE MATTERS

He’s still good

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I hear that phrase and see it on Facebook often. It almost always follows a report of some kind of blessing.

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I got it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

There are certain words and phrases designed to put an immediate stop to everything.

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The single greatest risk of the current election cycle

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I am typically loathe to comment publicly on politics, but the current election cycle has stirred up some issues that I believe to be relevant to every person, particularly people of faith.

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What do you really, really want?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Neil Sperry

I am a coach. Not the kind of coach that stands on the sidelines calling plays, sending signals and wearing my voice out - I am what is sometimes referred to as a life coach.

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Crawling into the lap of God’s love

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I have a new favorite photo. OK, there are actually 69 photos that Mrs. Sweetie took in rapid succession when I had both of my grandchildren in my lap in a Mexican restaurant in Amarillo.

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It’s time to stop pointing fingers and start reaching out

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I recently watched the 2014 Disney movie "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie.

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Moving to the oldies station

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

I am reminiscing this morning. Last night, our favorite daughter-in-law sent us a great picture of our favorite grandson.

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The power of perspective

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"Well that really puts things in perspective!" I don't know how many times I've heard or used that little sentence.

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Choose your life by choosing your view

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

My coach asked me, "What does this look like from the other side looking back?"

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Choose your life by choosing your language

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"I'd love to get together with you Saturday, but I have to go to my son's baseball game."

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Choose your life by choosing your habits

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

The title of my podcast was "How washing dishes changed my life." To fully appreciate the life-changing power of dishwashing, you need to know how much I hate washing dishes - I mean real, serious, deep loathing!

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Choose your life by choosing your questions

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"Why me?" "Why now?" "Really?" I've asked those questions. So have you.

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Choose your life by choosing your story

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"Well, that's just the story of my life!" Have you ever heard someone say that?

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Choose your life by choosing your circle

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I recently enjoyed a Caribbean ministry cruise with 45 folks from 12 churches.

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Who plus why equals what

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

When Pastor Terry gave me a tour of Friendship Baptist Church, he did it with both pride and humility. He's proud of his church and his God and humbled at the amazing ways God has provided.

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What can you do with the past?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Mrs. Sweetie and I saw "Cats" on Broadway last week. OK, it wasn't really on Broadway, but it was a Broadway quality performance in the beautiful Opal Theatre on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, where we shared a week with about 6,000 of our closest friends.

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How to make choices without regrets

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

Have you ever thought about what "superhero power" you would like to have?

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Forming new habits

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

One of my recent reads is "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. Two concepts captured my attention. I'm still processing, but here's your backstage pass to some of it.

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Celebrate base hits to create momentum

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

It's baseball season! Who doesn't enjoy a day at the ballpark and cheer when the home team knocks it out of the park?

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Can you spare a blessing?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm proud of you." Every son loves - and needs - to hear those words from his dad. Too many have heard, "Try harder ... work harder ... not quite ..."

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