Prudence 2/11/2019

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. -Denis Waitley Embrace the pain. Learn. Be of good cheer, because these mistakes will one day result in wisdom. ____________________ The Virtue of Prudence There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, […]

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Charity 2/10/2019

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Plato It only takes a moment to take the focus off of ourselves and shift it to those around us. ____________________ The Virtue of Charity Many view the act of charity as financial aid to the less fortunate. But charity goes beyond gifts of […]

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Hope 2/9/2019

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. -Oscar Wilde Envision a brighter future. One in which we are truly living. Isn’t it beautiful? ____________________ The Virtue of Hope There is a belief by some that tomorrow will be better, that our future will be a little brighter. […]

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Faith 2/8/2019

There must be a beginning to any great matter – But the continuing unto to the end, until it be thoroughly finished, yields the true glory. -Sir Francis Drake Start it, finish it, and along the way believe in it. What you are aiming for is great, and the only way to get it is […]

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Lima Charlie? Check.

I sat in the morning Mass and listened to the homily. I couldn’t understand a word the priest was saying. His accent was too strong. His command of the English language was too weak. My mind wondered. Why am I here? How is this edifying my spirit? I was reminded of the church’s history. For […]

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Courage 2/7/2019

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. -Ovid In that case, we should all strive to be happy. ____________________ The Virtue of Courage Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can you keep going even though your body and your mind wants you to stop? There are those who bend […]

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It Begins With Practice

This is the first in a 7-part series comparing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to youth wrestling and how we can apply these lessons in our own lives. Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old put themselves beyond defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. –The Art of War, […]

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Justice 2/6/2019

Does it make any difference to you if other people blame you for doing what’s right? -Marcus Aurelius Do not worry about the others. At the end of the day, you did the right things and you will be able to sleep at ease. ____________________ The Virtue of Justice What does it mean to live […]

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Temperance 2/5/2019

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results. -Arnold Schwarzenegger Make the time. Do the work. Reap the rewards. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than […]

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Prudence 2/4/2019

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. -Montaigne Even softly spoken, the most powerful words are the ones spoken in wisdom. ____________________ The Virtue of Prudence There is an unlimited wealth in having wisdom that goes beyond money, possessions, and social status. We can all grow in […]

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