Attitude Adjustment, Character Correction

Justice 10/23/2019 I was asked for help on a project, and I didn’t have a good attitude about it. I had something else I wanted to do and didn’t want to burn daylight assisting in another area. It is easy to correct my son when he gets a poor attitude. It is easy to call […]

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Keep Dreaming

Hope 10/19/2019 I have been thinking about dreams lately. My dreams at night have become more and more vivid. Not only vivid, but stimulating enough to activate my mind and keep it awake for several hours afterwards. This is a bummer if I have only been asleep for ten minutes, which is what happened to […]

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15 Years of Marriage

Today marks my fifteenth wedding anniversary. It seems like it has been an age. We may not even be the same people that we were back then. There has been so much sacrifice. Sounds bad doesn’t it? I wouldn’t change it for the world. I often joke that these have been the longest years of […]

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Be the Axe

Prudence 10/14/2019 Ever try to chop wood with a dull blade? You can get it done, but it is not easy. I have been chopping a lot of wood lately, and it has got me thinking about this tool. The purpose of a good tool is to get a job done and to do it […]

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Nothing Without Love

Charity 10/13/2019 Outside of the passage from the book of Genesis (ch. 2), it is no surprise that Paul’s great chapter on love in I Corinthians 13 is frequently read at weddings. After all, isn’t love the ideal reason for marriage in today’s society? For the common person, it is not for social or political […]

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I’ll Step Aside While You Create

Hope 10/12/2019 Alec loves to draw. He loves to fold paper into different shapes. But after countless boats, airplanes, paper wallets, and swords, my wife and I told him to stop wasting all that paper. Looking back on it, I am starting to think the cease and desist order was a mistake. Alec wants to […]

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Getting Results

Faith 10/11/2019 How many times have you gone into a project half-hearted? Maybe it was one that you took over and didn’t totally own it, or it was one put onto your plate but didn’t really want. It was those types of projects I have always had trouble staying motivated on. Often, they were not […]

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Highway to the Uncomfortable Zone

Courage 10/10/2019 Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. –Neale Donald Walsch Wake up early Speak in Public Exercise (no link here. If you don’t know the benefits, it’s time to do some research.) Go without food (for a time, not forever) Take cold showers Cut out sugar Breathe through your nose (even […]

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To Revenge Not

Justice 10/9/2019 Monday night, I caught a little of the Cleveland Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers football game. In this one-sided affair one incident really stood out to me. Rookie defensive end Nick Bosa of the 49ers sacked the Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield. It was an excellent play. Bosa then got up and waved an […]

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#Blessed, #Cursed, or #Warrior

Temperance 10/8/2019 On the obstacle course, the runner’s job [on paper] is simple: Run to the next obstacle, complete it, then run to the next one. The runner doesn’t look at the obstacle as a blessing or curse. It is what it is, an obstacle. In five weeks, I will run the Spartan Race in […]

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