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Tony Dungy Elected into NFL Hall of Fame!

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Congratulations Coach Dungy! We are so incredibly proud of you for being elected into the NFL Hall of Fame!

You have certainly earned this honor thanks to your dedication and your dignity, your passion and your patience, your care and your commitment. You truly are an incredible athlete and coach!

But most of all, we’re so thankful to see a man of faith be given such prestigious recognition. Your consistent walk with Christ has been reflected in your continued integrity throughout your career.

“Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3


Posted on: February 09, 2016

 

How to Be Present in Your Marriage

 

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When it comes to marriage, being present means being a winner.

There are so many distractions in life. From meetings to movies, parenting to planning, the list goes on and on. But succeeding in marriage requires us to be present. So how can we do that? Well today, let’s talk through how you can succeed in marriage by being present physically and emotionally.

  1. Be Present Physically: First and foremost, it’s crucial that you’re present physically. Sure calls and texts are meaningful in a marriage. But nothing can replace actually being together. That’s why we want to encourage you to get home on time, make plans together as a family on the weekends, and be near your spouse as much as possible.
  2. Be Present Emotionally: Next, it’s important to be present emotionally with your spouse. It’s one thing to be sitting next to your wife on the couch. But it’s a whole other thing to be engaged in conversation with them. So put down the remote, put down your cell phone, and put down the computer. This allows you to choose being present emotionally with your spouse!

What are some other ways to succeed in marriage? Feel free to comment below with your ideas!


Posted on: February 09, 2016

 

The Best Bible Verses about Perseverance

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Life can be tough. Life can be full of moments that overwhelm us, grieve us, and knock us off our feet. But God has promised to see us through our difficulties! So today, let’s regain hope with these inspiring bible verses on perseverance and overcoming hardships.

  • “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
  • “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame…” Romans 5:3-5
  • “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Psalm 34:19
  • “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” 2 Corinthians 4:17
  • “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.” Psalm 119:71

Share your favorite bible verse about persevering through trials in a comment below!


Posted on: February 09, 2016

 

How to Trust God When Times Get Tough

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Life gets tough. Life gets hard. Life gets overwhelming.

But through it all, God is with us. And God promises to stay by our side. Joshua 1:9 tells us, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Once we stop trusting the things of this world, we will be able to fully trust in God. God is good and sovereign and all-powerful. So when things go wrong, remember these words from Tony Dungy: God can see the entire picture, even when we cannot.

When is the last time you trusted God? Share your story in a comment below.


Posted on: February 03, 2016

 

Bringing God Glory with Your Marriage

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In this day and age, it’s all too easy to give up on our marriages.

Why? Because we’ve come to believe the lie that marriage is about making us happy.

But the truth is this: marriage isn’t about making us happy…it’s about bringing God glory. Marriage wasn’t created to serve us, it was created to serve God. Marriage is about making sacrifices, putting your spouse before yourself, and loving your spouse through their flaws. Because this is what God has done for us.

Marriage is one of the best pictures of the Gospel. It’s an opportunity for us to daily put aside our own desires to selflessly serve our spouse and show them grace. So instead of focusing on the hardships, focus on finding ways to love your spouse and love God!

Be sure to comment below and share with us what you love most about your marriage!


Posted on: February 03, 2016

 

How to Lay a Foundation for Strong Leadership

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We believe that strong leadership all comes down to one thing: strong character.

Strong character is the foundation on which we’re able to build solid relationships, solid commitment, and solid legacies.

So today, let’s talk through what it means to have strong character.

  1. Selflessness: First and foremost, strong character requires a high level of selflessness. This means thinking of others above and beyond yourself. Once you learn how to put others’ needs above your own, you’ll be well on your way!
  2. Humility: Next, strong character means displaying a sense of humility. By avoiding self-praise and selfishness, you’ll have more room to lead others well.
  3. Patience: And finally, strong character calls for patience. It’s all too easy to become frustrated when things become uncontrollable. But people of strong character must act with patience and peace despite outside circumstances.

What are some other qualities of someone with strong character? Comment below with your suggestions.


Posted on: January 26, 2016

 

Our Favorite Bible Verses About Humility

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Humility: a tiny word with a tremendous meaning. But what does it actually look like to be humble? Well today, we’re going to step away from cultural ideas & misconceptions and instead turn to scripture for God’s definition of humility!

  • “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
  • “When pride comes, then comes disgrace. But with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
  • Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.” James 4:10
  • “Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.” Proverbs 15:33
  • Humility is the fear of the Lord.” Proverbs 22:4

What’s your favorite verse about humility? Share yours in a comment below!


Posted on: January 26, 2016

 

Taking Advantage of Today

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If today were your last day, what would you do differently?

Would you kiss your spouse good morning? Tell your kids you love them? Write a note of appreciation to your boss? Pay for the person in line behind you? Say a prayer on your way home from work?

Whatever it may be, we ALL have things we’d do differently if today were our last day!

So why don’t we act that way now? Maybe it’d be inconvenient. Maybe it’d be too time-consuming. Maybe it’d be uncomfortable.

But the truth is that NO ONE is promised tomorrow. So today, we want to encourage you to live life to the fullest and take advantage of the opportunities you have to serve others, love others, and care for others!

And be sure to leave a comment telling us what you would do differently if today were your last day.

 


Posted on: January 21, 2016

 

How to Conquer the Top 3 Distractions

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Let’s face it: we are much too easily distracted.

That’s right. Instead of slowing down and enjoying life, we often race through life at full speed! So today, we’re going to talk through the top 3 things that distract us from enjoying life. By doing so, we hope you’ll be better equipped to conquer these distractions and enjoy life to the fullest!

Distraction #1: Work

Many of us tend to make an idol out of our careers. We let our jobs become our identities. But once we realize that our satisfaction and affirmation will never come from business, we are able to put our work in its right place.

Distraction #2: Schedules 

Next, there’s no question that many of us allow our schedules to distract us from enjoying life. We become so caught up in sticking to pre-determined plans that we often don’t leave room for spontaneity. But if we want to truly enjoy life, we must be open to twists and turns!

Distraction #3: Perfection

And finally, our goal of perfection has the power to distract us from living life to the fullest. We are unable to stop chasing perfection and are unable to see beauty in imperfection. But the truth is that nothing we do, nothing we say, and no one we meet will ever be perfect. So don’t miss out on enjoying life’s imperfections!

What are some other things that distract you from enjoying life? Be sure to leave your answer in a comment below!


Posted on: January 21, 2016

 

How to Reach Successful Leadership

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The world has a very clear cut idea of what leadership and success looks like…the powerful job, the big house, the fast car, the perfect family, and of course, plenty of money.

But is that really what leadership and success are all about?

Here at the Dungy Family Foundation, we believe that leadership means serving others, honoring others, and caring for others. We believe that success means glorifying God, impacting others, and leaving a legacy.

So today, we want to challenge you to evaluate your life. Are you succeeding in the world’s definition of leadership? Or are you striving to succeed in God’s definition of leadership? Comment below with your thoughts!


Posted on: January 14, 2016

 

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