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Even In Our Vomit

Flu season was upon us. Jen and I were sleeping peacefully when I heard our bedroom door open. Climbing out of my deep sleep I saw daughter #2 standing in the doorway looking very pale and discomfited. I looked at the clock—2:12—and snorted. But before I could say anything she coughed and proceeded to be … Continue reading

Famous People Who Stuttered

Some of you who know me as Mike Dellosso know I stutter and have stuttered my entire life. When I was a kid all the way up through college it was bad, I mean couldn’t-string-together-three-words bad. If you’ve ever seen the movie The King’s Speech you know what I’m talking about. But along the way … Continue reading

7 Ways to Make Sure People Listen to You

You know the type. We’ve all had unpleasant experiences with someone who talks about everything but doesn’t say anything. The woman who is always butting into other people’s conversations, swearing she knows just the answer to every problem. Or the guy who feels the need to tell you every detail of his day as if … Continue reading

Famous People with Colon Cancer

Many of you know I’m a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in March of 2008. Cancer is the kind of thing that changes your life, changes the way you see everything, the way you respond to hardships and trials, the way you relate to God and others. In upcoming months leading … Continue reading

Entering Teenagedom With Confidence

My wife and I recently welcomed our oldest daughter into teenagedom. Now, we’ve been hearing horror stories about this season of life for years. “Oh, just wait ’til you hit the teenage years.” “You think it’s tough now, wait until you’re living with a teenager.” “Hope you make it through the teenage years.” You’d think … Continue reading

Be Thankful for . . . You!

Sometimes, the most important lessons in life come from the mouth of a four-year-old. We were gathered in the girls’ bedroom for bedtime prayers. It was our middle daughter’s turn to pray and she started off with her usual pleasantries about what a great day it had been. She then thanked Jesus for all the important people … Continue reading

Building Trust (Michael Hyatt)

There are a few blogs I follow on a regular basis. They are blogs that I find particularly engaging and interesting and blogs I feel I learn something from or that inspire me. Michael Hyatt’s blog is one of them. Michael Hyatt is the Chairman of Thomas Nelson and a popular speaker and leadership expert. … Continue reading

A Look in God’s Mirror

When our daughters were younger the oldest two shared a bedroom. One day, I hung a mirror on their wall. With the oldest only five years old and barely four feet tall the mirror had to be positioned oddly low. But for the girls it was just the right height. The oldest stood in front of the mirror to admire herself and excitedly exclaimed, “I can … Continue reading

Learning to Two-Wheel It

Several years ago I taught my daughters how to ride their bikes without the training wheels. Now, training wheels are great for beginners, but sooner or later everyone has to outgrow them. Unfortunately for the training-wheeled rider, balancing a two-wheeler is harder—and scarier—than it looks. There’s a lot involved that we two-wheeled experts take for granted. Like the inner ear … Continue reading

Stupid Questions, Teaching Moment

I could tell the tears were ready to flow. The other day I was relaxing in the living room when Daughter #2 pushed open the door and made a beeline for the sofa. She’d been outside with her sisters playing in the yard. I knew immediately by the look on her face that something had … Continue reading

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