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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The Skeleton Keys #3: Give to the World

Charity 11/27/2019 I doubt it began with the Egyptian pharaohs, but they are a good starting point. They amassed huge fortunes when they were alive. And when they died, they took their wealth with them to their burial chambers. Why? Maybe they thought they could it would help them in the next life. Better safe […]

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The Skeleton Keys #2: Hope in Yourself

Hope 11/23/2019 America, the land of opportunity. It is the reason so many come to this country. They want a better life than what is possible by staying in their own countries. Here is a chance to live the rags to riches story. Here is the chance for success that they dream of. This is […]

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Pleasant Words

Temperance 11/12/2019 When you hear the words, you are refreshed. Invigorated. They stir your soul like a pat on the back or a gentle hand helping you up. It is a cup of hot soup on a cold winter’s day. The heat goes down to your core and warms your very being. We all yearn […]

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“Old Blood and Guts” 3 Keys to Becoming Great

Temperance 10/29/2019 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be great? It is possible to be great in specific areas like a sport or in your job. It is also possible to be great at life in general. When they say anything is possible, this is what I want my son 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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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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