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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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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Build Through Action

Temperance 10/1/2019 My son, Alec, gets frustrated when he can’t do something right the first time. He is still learning that practice is the key to success. Eventually, he will understand the concept of practice. This is not something to get upset about, it is a deficiency. And to overcome the deficiency, you must practice. […]

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Who Do You Want to Be?

This is a question my father-in-law asked me a few weeks ago. He was really asking what I wanted to accomplish with all my fitness endeavors. In truth, I could not really answer the question. Since then, I have been stewing over the question. Who do I want to be? Not just physically, but in […]

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Guard Yourself From Trouble

Temperance 5/21/2019: Guard Yourself From Trouble It takes a tremendous amount of self-control to hold your tongue when the pressure is on. As your internal temperature rises, the urge to unleash the verbal fury within strengthens. Can you say what is on your mind in a way that will keep you from trouble? If not, […]

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Don’t Stand by the Wayside

Justice 5/15/2019: Don’t Stand by the Wayside And you can also commit injustice by doing nothing. -Marcus Aurelius Nothing is not an option for the just man. Standing by the wayside saying your hands are clean of evil is not an option when an injustice is being done in your presence. To do nothing is […]

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Justice 5/8/2019: Impeccable Conduct

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of gossip. -Richard Steele It can spread quickly and kill an honest person’s reputation. It is sad to see modern society embrace such tactics of destruction. Living in the late 1600’s, Richard Steele understood the power and speed of gossip. Imagine if he […]

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Justice 5/1/2019: Meditate on the Good

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. -Confucius There is so much truth in these words from Confucius. When my mind is right, so is everything else. It is easy with the news. You see that horrific clip and can’t get the image out […]

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Justice 4/17/2019

From good people you’ll learn good, but if you mingle with the bad you’ll destroy such soul as you had. -Musonius Rufus Bad company corrupts good morals. Move up in this world by eliminating those that would hold you back. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most […]

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Trust the Process

The seed goes into the ground. It is nourished and watered every day for five years. After the fifth year, the seed breaks through the ground. In a matter of weeks, it is an eighty foot tree. This is the Chinese Bamboo tree. I have never heard about this tree until I listened to this […]

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