Author: Cory Jones

The Moment “Before A Fall”

Ok, being honest, I’ve had countless examples of having to swallow my pride. Little things, like mom making me go tell someone “I’m sorry” for something I had done, to big ones, like having to admit to my wife I was wrong on something (that’s only happened once that I can remember). But one memorable instance that sticks out, happened when I was a young kid-adult at Bible College. I was in my dorm-room on the second floor and happened to look out my window to see a couple good looking girls walking by through the gardens below. Wanting...

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Do You Handle Anger?

I posed a question on Facebook this last week that asked, “What makes you angry?”, and the replies were numerous (and hilarious) to say the least (you can see them here). Over 200! Now, part of me wants to believe that that many people really do care about what I write, but the truth is, I realize there’s an underlying anger issue that is prevalent in our society. The issue is we really don’t know what to do with our anger… Half of us would say “hold it in and keep calm on the surface.” But the other half...

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Freedom (for One Another)

We have been blessed to live in the land of the FREE and the home of the brave. The opportunity provided, that all are created equal and endowed with “certain unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Freedom is our right! But do we understand it? The dictionary defines freedom as, “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint” and also as “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.” But I have to disagree with both these definitions (in part). Freedom is not the right to do...

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Fight For Your Family

I was recently going over all the different motivational movie quotes I could think of. Of course, there are the classic sports clips from Hoosiers and Friday Night Lights. And then there’s the battle tested Braveheart or Gladiator. And you can’t forget Rocky Balboa! Or the one liners that inspire, like “Get busy living or get busy dying.” We’re all usually a sucker for a great motivational speech, that gives you goosebumps and makes you believe you could take on the world. But how about this one… “Don’t be afraid! Fight for your families. Fight for your brothers and...

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Lead or Follow?

Lead or follow? It seems like an easy answer, right? I can still remember a glacier climb I did a few years back. I had trained hard and put myself in peak physical condition to be able to conquer the mountain. I was in the NW Cascades to climb Mount Rainier, a mountain that is known to do what it wants. Climbers train on Rainier to prepare for the largest mountains on this Earth. We were warned to not venture far from the lead climber as there are crevasses that are over 100’s of ft deep and hidden by...

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