JumpStart- Your Playlist

VIDEO https://youtu.be/sRP8vCPIs0c AUDIO SYNOPSIS In the wonderful biography “Steve Jobs,” the author tells of a marketing scheme used to sell the original Ipods. Although not the first mp3 player, the Ipod had the wheel and that tactile feel made people fall in love...

To You Love God Tuesday- Believe

VIDEO https://youtu.be/Y3THD3QaMXo AUDIO SYNOPSIS As you probably know, I began a daily devotional email more than ten years ago that I pretended was from God. Blasphemous? Maybe. But I wanted readers to truly be open and not ascribe the words to any human person. I...

JumpStart- Roar

VIDEO https://youtu.be/IbBzj85YFY8 AUDIO SYNOPSIS A few years ago, one of my publishers, Brilliance Audio, brought me to Michigan in February to record my latest book “Happy This Year.” The car service picked me up at the airport and took me straight to the studio...

JumpStart- Sweet tooth

VIDEO https://youtu.be/nncMMZlDM34 AUDIO SYNOPSIS Believe it or not, my mother used to blame her weight struggles on her mouth. “I just have such a sweet tooth,” she’d say in her delicate southern drawl. Many people have told me that they, too, are afflicted with a...

JumpStart- Feeling Sorry for Yourself

VIDEO https://youtu.be/3cuSHWiorso AUDIO SYNOPSIS What if, rather than feeling sorry for yourself when something painful happened, you instead began to work to resolve this situation as best as you could? Look, whatever is upsetting you, you’re going to get over it so...

JumpStart- Gratitude

VIDEO https://youtu.be/N3nTwDyhIhc AUDIO SYNOPSIS Many people misquote the bible saying, “For all things give thanks.” That’s not correct — it’s not FOR all things give thanks, it’s IN all things give thanks. In other words, you’re not expected to be grateful for...

To You Love God Tuesday- Release 4

VIDEO https://youtu.be/bwfJo-KhYwI AUDIO SYNOPSIS I think the reason so many people love zombies is that we, as human beings, can relate to walking around half dead. John Lennon was never more spot on than when he observed, “Life is what happens while you’re busy...

JumpStart- Go For It

VIDEO https://youtu.be/alKiy-v9pIk AUDIO SYNOPSIS It’s amazing how many opportunities surround us that we rationalize letting slip through our grasp. Recently, I was at a convention of professionals and was surprised to see every single one of them miss a blatant...

JumpStart- Who Decides?

VIDEO https://youtu.be/oKQa4S0ljtk AUDIO SYNOPSIS Restaurant portion sizes in the United States (and elsewhere) have gotten much larger over the years in an attempt to convey value. Unfortunately, this shift has lead to super-sized people who are unhealthy. It’s...

JumpStart- Journaling

VIDEO https://youtu.be/vHLk_V1cm2Q AUDIO SYNOPSIS Have you noticed that most really successful people sit down and write their thoughts, plans, dreams, discoveries and problems? Throughout history great people have left a diary of some sort not so much for posterity...

JumpStart- Your Load

VIDEO https://youtu.be/ZPOsDZbn-Ec AUDIO SYNOPSIS Ginger was a dog who showed up at our home one day and took up permanent residence. Ginger had obviously been abused in the past and was always nervous and anxious. She would cower whenever you went to pet her out of...

To You Love God Tuesday- Release 3

VIDEO https://youtu.be/GLYbT7X2kjA AUDIO SYNOPSIS There is a sad truth about dogs. Back when scientific experiments were often quite cruel, in one study dogs were placed into cages that were randomly electrified painfully shocking the dogs. (I told you it was cruel.)...