Rejoice in the Lord Always

I’m thankful as this year closes for having the opportunity to work with some inspiring people. First on that list is Susan Acuna from Literacy Council. Through her leadership, the Council has become the largest in the US, perhaps even the world. Working with her over the years has been among my greatest blessings. Her […]

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Exclamation Points of Grace

There is no doubt that this world is full of trials and trouble, misdirections and miscues. Everyone faces these things and the cumulative effect over time can be exhausting and painful. Very painful. Very recently I prayed for wisdom with every fiber of my being. God gave me trials of every sort. He tested me. […]

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Greatly Increase

The one thing that I now remember from the last time my dear wife was pregnant is how difficult it was for her and me. She’s been sick this pregnancy, the normal stuff. Throwing up, nausea, headaches. There’s been nothing out of the ordinary, as if it were ordinary. It reminds me of the passage […]

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Wizard of Oz Symbolism, Behind the Curtain

If you do a quick Google search for the term “Wizard of Oz symbolism,” you’ll get a ton of conspiracy theories, explanations about the political allegories found in the movie (and also the book, I imagine, and deep skepticism. Follow the movie with me for a moment. Dorothy, a young girl, with her dog Todo […]

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Christmas, Death

There is so much passion in the song that I’ve been listening to all afternoon as I continue to scramble to get done with all of the work I’d like to accomplish before the holiday season begins. I’m so blessed and incredibly happy with the professional success that the Lord has allowed me to meet […]

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In Jesus I Have Everything

It’s really hard to keep my mind quiet some times. I keep thinking about things I don’t have and push myself harder to provide for my family. Sometimes I want to become like the Old Testament man which God raised up. Except the man I’m thinking of supported his whole family, and God sheared off his ability to provide […]

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Restless Tonight

I’m restless tonight. My mind won’t turn off; I have been spending time consumed with analyzing things in my life that should be simply glossed over. I’m consumed with being successful. I want to make an impact and be good at what I do. I want to be an expert, yet I find myself only […]

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Writing is Therapy

Writing for me can be cathartic. Sometimes, when I hit these metal road bumps, I can’t shake the feelings of inadequacy, feelings like I don’t fit in, like I’m not good enough. Sometimes, writing for me becomes more than words. It becomes more like picking splinters out of my mind. Sometimes. Other times, I write […]

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Thank You, Savior

A friend sent me a link to a James Altucher blog the other day about self-sabotage…more about how to overcome it. I am one of those people who seems to get caught up in doing that. I swipe the mosquitos of my errors for far too long, pick myself till I bleed and regress into […]

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Thank you

Dear Lord, Thank you for meaningful work and the opportunity to reflect your grace; for keeping my family safe; for the opportunities I’ve been given; for the strength you’ve given me through the difficult times; and for my family. In Jesus name, Matt

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