FRANKLY FRIDAYS

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The Stage of Your Life
Your life is a stage. What you say, how you act, the characters you associate with are all on display. You look out in the audience and see the 5-year-old version is watching everything you’ve...
The Stage of Your Life
Your life is a stage. What you say, how you act, the characters you associate with are all on display. You look out in the audience and see the 5-year-old version is watching everything you’ve...
Thoughts about Daughters
Build them up in every way possible. Giggle. Make-up songs. Chase them around and be silly for as long as they’ll possibly let you—this is how they will know it’s okay to be themselves in...
The Movies You’ll Play in Your Mind
“Trust me. I’ve watched many people on their death bed. Exactly zero times were they replaying decisions like this.” The old man was giving me advice on a decision that seemed so monumental...
The 9 Dollar CEO
Through the lens of the Ring camera, I saw him hustle up our sidewalk and mash the doorbell. “I saw you had six pizzas, so I figured you were having a company. I grabbed you a stack of paper...
You Control the Volume
You’ve been called to make a difference in the world. It’s a kind of difference that only you can make. Your experiences, relationships, and life challenges have granted you the ability to help...
Don’t Talk About My Friend That Way
“Can you believe all that weight she put on?” “Of course he messed that up…” “I can’t believe anyone would hire him for that job.” You hear someone talking smack on your best...
When We’re Together…
Two-hundred ninety-two million, five-hundred twenty-six thousand, eight hundred and thirty-eight miles away the cosmic creature gently planted her feet on the martian soil, perked up her antennas,...
How to Be Rich…the Right Way
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. (Prov 11v24) Put another way: Give what you have to take care of others and–don’t...
Hold on Loosely
Legs clenching the seat. Eyes rapidly moving. I was squeezing the controls with fierce determination to control this million-dollar machine. I was failing. Swaying back and forth, bobbing up and...