Optimist or Pessimist?

We are halfway through 2022. It may be hard to believe. This year which had been “new” only a few months ago, is hastening toward its conclusion! It’s a time now to re-look at the year and evaluate where we are: goals achieved, tasks completed,

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A Day In History

May is the month of my birth. This year I mark the big 7-0. The day calls for some recognition I suppose; I intend to remind my kids (often), so they don’t forget! What days in your life are marked with celebrations, evaluations, memories, future

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Whatever Is True

When my children were still in Christian Elementary School, a scripture in the book of Philippians, in the New Testament of the Bible, became a centerpiece of learning and memorization. In the New Internationals Version (NIV) it reads: “… whatever is true, whatever is noble,

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Focus on Balance

Take it from a highly motivated man: it’s easier than we imagine to lose balance when  we lose primary focus. Focus is what keeps true perspective intact. How much might you  appreciate this definition of focus? From Merriam-Webster: “a center of activity,  attraction, or attention;

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Love and Lincoln

February is the month of Valentine Love and a time of remembering Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. Simply, he was one of our greatest presidents. He was a man who declared in his Second Inaugural, March 4, 1865, the sovereignty

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New Heart * New Start

A New Year dawns. It’s here! It’s a time for celebrations for many people. In the midst of all of these events, let me inquire, “How do you approach and participate in the New Year traditional times of human resolutions, many made and soon broken?”

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Unto Us

December is the month of Christmas, the annual celebration of Christ’s birth. The day we recognize as Christmas is always December 25th. It is also the month of our Jewish friends celebrating Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent

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Pillars are a lot like anchors. Both are sturdy, built to last, and designed to be immovable when in use. Pillars are building supports. Anchors are supports for sea-worthy vessels. We know the differences, but how often do we consider these? Let me ask a

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A Journal of Your Journey

Our byline at the conclusion of most email correspondence is: “Write Your Story. We Want to See It. We Want to Publish Your Creation.” It expresses true intent. Your story is probably personal, and that is or at least can be a plus. The accounts

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