A Father’s Value

There are so many things I want to do, but there is one responsibility that trumps everything else. The responsibility is being a father. Is this my great mission in life? I don’t know, but it is my mission now. Is there any way a father can have greater impact on future generations? Is there […]

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Growth and Progress

We hope for the best. Usually that means improving at something, achieving a victory, or being successful. To keep your hope intact, you have to grow. You have to make progress. What can you do today to improve your tomorrow? Mind, body, soul. This is the trifecta you need to develop. Mind: What are you […]

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You Alive?

One of the tragedies of war is the extinguishing of young lives. After reading Cornwell’s Waterloo, I was appalled at how careless some of the leaders were with the lives of those underneath their command. Even when they knew their tactics were doomed to fail, they proceeded anyway at the expense of thousands of young […]

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The Big 3 to Get the Gold

In the world of wrestling, Dan Gable is one of the most decorated athletes and coaches of all time. As a High School wrestler, his record was 64-0. On the collegiate level, his record was 117-1. And in the 1972 Olympics, he won a gold medal without even conceding one point. His coaching career wasn’t […]

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A Bigger Burden

“If she knows you will do it, she will expect you to keep doing it.” –the words of a co-worker concerning a senior leader in our chain of command. Another new task added to my list of duties. Sometimes, it seems like I can’t do my primary work, because the amount of “side work” I […]

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You Are What You Love

Monday was about asking the right questions. Today, we need to examine the things we love. What are the things you love in your life? Are they improving the quality of your life or are they keeping you from the things you want? Excessive clutter in our homes and workplaces can be a distraction and […]

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Your Questions

When you go to your doctor, you want her to ask the right questions. In fact, you should be very concerned if your doctor is not asking you the right questions. If she is not asking the right questions, it would be prudent on your part to find a new doctor. It just might save […]

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Hush and Listen

  The scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for the intelligent. –Proverbs 14:6 If a student mocks his professor or the professor’s lessons, he will never learn. Emerson said, “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.” If you believe everyone has something of […]

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Suffer-ability

I love the analogy of running a race as it compares to life. In both, you start out on a journey with the goal of winning, or in some cases –just finishing. I have never been the first to cross the finish line of a running race, but I have had a few personal victories […]

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Not Giving Up

A couple of years ago, I read the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This week, I started to listen to the audio book for a little reinforcement of the message. What’s the message? How to identify and overcome our biggest enemy: resistance.   What exactly is this enemy called resistance? It is […]

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