God’s Image

God created man in His own image. I have heard this so many times over my lifetime. From my days of being forced to sit in Sunday school to the numerous times, I attended church on those rare special occasions. I have even heard this statement over the thousands of hours of TV I have... Continue Reading →

Infectious Growth

"The light that shines within doesn’t have to stay within." - Topher Pike We all have a dream in life that creates an attitude of success that is infectious to anyone who comes into our presence. When we talk about this dream, our passion oozes out of our subconscious with ease. It is never forced... Continue Reading →

Changing Worlds

"Never try to change a world you don’t understand. Change yourself, and your world will change with you." - Topher Pike Never attempt to understand the world you live in today. There are so many phenomena you cannot explain, and there are moments that make you wonder why the world constantly conspires against you. You... Continue Reading →

Forever Young

Welcome to the world Oliver Donald Pike. As the cold summer rain falls uncontrollably underneath my feet I stand in a moment of silent reflection. Reluctantly I resisted your arrival, but the reflection that lies in front of my eyes provides another moment of silent contemplation. Your innocence and peacefulness provide a strength underneath a weakness in... Continue Reading →

Love of Family

Today as I peacefully rest, I am not alone. Tonight, as I gently rise, I am not seeking peace. I do not find peace on my last day, and nor will I spend this day searching. I will not search for a blinded purpose because I have seen my peace in the love of family.... Continue Reading →

The Word of the Lord

I believe in God. It’s a powerful statement but what does it really mean? What does it mean to you? Does it give you a vision of an old man sitting on a cloud twisting his silver beard? Do you picture some ghost-like figure sitting on his thrown giving you instructions on how to live?... Continue Reading →

My Future Self

I found this letter I wrote a few months ago and thought I would share. Shortly before I wrote this letter, I created a goals list of some big and small things I want to accomplish over the next 5 years. Writing a letter to myself from the future was on this list, and I... Continue Reading →

Negotiated Seclusion

“Since everything in this world is connected, be sure not to live life in a bubble of your own creation.” – Topher Pike We all have had times in our lives where leaving the house seems insurmountable or even debilitating. We refuse to answer phone calls and let our e-mails accumulate to the point we... Continue Reading →

Yesterday’s Gone

"If you don’t know who you want to become or the life you want to live, you need to figure that out today or tomorrow will be the same as yesterday." - Topher Pike If you are truly ready to change your life, you need to change the way you think. If you are not... Continue Reading →

Ambitious Awakeness

"Tonight I will dream of a better tomorrow, but today I will awake with a vision more ambitious than yesterday." - Topher Pike If you wait to fall asleep to dream, then you are wasting precious time. You need to make it your purpose to dream before your head hits the pillow. Imagine a life... Continue Reading →

Impending Decisions

"Decide what you want in life, and tell the world it’s yours." - Topher Pike Start today by making a decision as to what you really want in life. Write your goals and dreams down on paper. Once you have done this simple and freeing task, you will acquire the purpose to attain the happiness... Continue Reading →

Creative Storm

"Don’t wait for a storm to change your life; create the storm that will change your life." - Topher Pike The power of positive thinking can sometimes get lost in the waves of our daily lives. Our hopes and dreams can lie alone underneath a single-engine boat in the middle of a shallow ocean. We... Continue Reading →

Purposeful Days

“Attack your day with purpose, or your purpose will be serving someone else’s dreams and desires.” - Topher Pike Having a purpose for every day you are on this earth creates the progress needed to construct your dreams and desires. Not just an idea but a step-by-step plan for each day that aligns with your... Continue Reading →

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