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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Spark the Desire

You could wish upon a star, make a request to the universe, or even pray to the deity you serve. But none of it will make a difference, unless you put some energy into the thing you desire. A wish is a desire without energy.  –Paramanhansa Yogananda What is energy? It is action. And what […]

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Choose to Overcome

Faith 10/4/2019 Here is a message for everybody. Everybody. We all have the ability to improve. All we have to do is make the choice. We get to choose to become better. It is because of this reason that I have come to love listening to podcasts. Last week I listened to Ed Mylett interview […]

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Which Button to Push?

Courage 10/3/2019 In 2005, Staples introduced the Easy Button. The idea: if you want something, it’s not that hard to get it. When it came to office supplies, Staples had it. As technology continues to get better, things become easier. No more looking in the phone book, the encyclopedia, or on the map. If you […]

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