give a boy a sword and a bag of coins and send him out to find his destiny

A Sword And A Small Bag Of Coins

Give Him a Sword? Really? I’m not generally a fearful person, but I freely admit being apprehensive as my 17-year-old son, Marshal, and I drove through the rain slick Atlanta streets towards the airport early one Monday morning. He was on his way to experience a rite of passage of sorts; flying unaccompanied to visit relatives […]

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James is not my clone, he's my son

He’s Your Kid, Not Your Clone

“Train up the child according to the tenor of his way, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6 –Darby Translation (DARBY) Success Tip #1 He’s Not Your Clone Clone saga. One of the things that drives me nuts is when I’m at my son’s youth wrestling tournaments and I see […]

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This Hill Is Dangerous!

This Hill is Dangerous! “Careful! This hill is dangerous!” From time to time, well-meaning people try to protect you from experiencing failures the way they may have, by trying to scare you away from following your own dreams. They try to talk you out of climbing into the ring or quitting your job to follow your […]

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I Met A Girl

Fifteen years ago I met a girl.  Truthfully, I’d been looking for her my entire life.  It was hard at first. I had only the vaguest notion of what she looked like; no more than a silhouette at first. As time passed and I made too many false guesses, her image became clearer until the […]

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