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CHAPTER 3

Culture Shock

Build on Your Strengths

Over the years, I’ve learned that a confident person doesn’t concentrate or focus on their weaknesses—they maximize their strengths.

JOYCE MEYER

One blazingly hot day in the summer of 1990, Loveanne and I took the boys to the University of Georgia for Picture Day. It’s an event held a few weeks before football season where you can bring your kids out onto the field and have their picture taken with the team mascot. As two-year-old Tyler and five-year-old Kyle stood there watching the proceedings and waiting their turn, I checked my watch for the umpteenth time. They were having a blast. I was nervous. ...

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