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Fair may not feel equal

By Hal Runkel, Posted September 20th 2016


Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
(H. Jackson Brown Jr.)

The term “fair” has been thrown around so much (particularly by children) I think we’ve lost sight of what it really means. To exude fairness is to be without bias or...


Let’s face it. We’re all guilty of saying things to our kids that we’d give anything to take back. And worse, many of us have yelled nasty things too. So is there anything we can do to make up for hurting our kids this way? Yes. Let’s take a look at how to make amends.


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The Greatest Enemy of Every Marriage

By Mark Merrill, Posted September 19th 2016


What is the opposite of Love?  If you said Hate, well, I hate to disagree with you, but I’m convinced that the opposite of love is really selfishness.  And in marriage, selfishness often makes you the worst threat to your marriage.

Consider these truths about...

Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of “American Sniper,” who was killed Saturday, was a friend of ours. His death is yet another loss for the special operations community which we’ve served for more than 30 years. Hearts are broken. Anger is reignited. Traumatic memories are...

In a day and age when many professional athletes succumb to lust and the pressure of sexual temptation, former NFL Player and Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht says he wore a wedding band even before he was married to guard against the temptation of sexual sin.

Utecht, the son of a Methodist...


I know you travel a lot. So do I…. and I hate it! How do you stay so positive in the drudgery of your work trips? — Mary N.

Mary, here are 10 things I try to do every time I travel:

  1. Eat healthier on the road.
  2. Don’t watch television in your hotel room.
  3. Lower your alcohol...


I began my career at the age of 9, picking up rocks on a farm in a Mennonite community. Today, I make movies. On paper, I have no business ending up in the film industry, but God once spoke to me in a wheat field, and here I am. Really.

My father was a Mennonite Brethren preacher in a small town...

I remember the day I decided to finally write a book. I got out my antiquated laptop and Googled, “How to Write a Book”. One of the results said to write a blog and build a following. So I Googled, “How to Write a Blog”. I’m not even kidding.


I sometimes laugh at how...

On this day in 1991, the World Wide Web officially became accessible to the public. In July of 1997, the very first Premiere Speakers Bureau website was launched. 


Premiere Speakers Bureau, Home Page - July 8th, 1997


Premiere Speakers Bureau, Home Page - July 29th, 2016

We hit the ground...

American Pastor Saeed Abedini was held for three-and-a-half years in an Iranian prison for sharing his Christian beliefs. During that time, he was beaten, tortured and pressured by Iranian officials to deny his faith, but he refused.

Abedini, who has been vocal about his harrowing experience,...