Out on the Fringes

Courage 8/8/2019 Do you have a purpose in this world? It is no small miracle that you are here. What are the odds of you being conceived and surviving long enough to read this? One in a billion, maybe a trillion or more? What you have been given is a precious gift. What will you […]

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Real World Knowledge

Justice 8/7/2019 This week I have been listening to Jocko Podcast #183 with Jack Carr. Jack Carr is a retired Navy Seal and author. As the son of a librarian, he acquired a love for books and learning at an early age. Mix that with his pedigree in the Navy, and you find yourself with […]

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Live Your Philosophy

We all have our personal truths that we believe beyond a shadow of a doubt. It could be our faith, politics, or something on a smaller scale such as nutrition or how to live a good life. We could try to explain our beliefs to others and convince them with our words. But if you […]

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Value of Books

Prudence 8/5/2019 Before the printing press arrived in Europe, books were an item that the average person could not easily obtain. Books in that time were handwritten and definitely not cheap. By the 1500’s, books cost about 1/5 of what they did before the printing press. Sure they were a lot less, but still more […]

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Trust Yourself To the Water

Faith 8/3/2019 My life is starting to get chaotic. Selling/buying a house. We close on the one we are selling in five weeks. We close on the one we are buying in five weeks and a day. The inspections are coming back from both houses, and it seems we are the losers on both of […]

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Courage 7/25/2019

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. -Marcus Aurelius And yet, so many think they can waltz through life without any struggle. Wrestling is hard. Do the hard things and become hard. ____________________ The Virtue of Courage Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can you keep going even though your […]

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Stuck

Ever find yourself stuck, not knowing where to go, unsure of the next chapter in your life? Of course, you have big plans, hopes, and dreams, but you seemed to have stalled? The ship left the yard. Sleek, shiny, and new. It was built to cut through the roughest of seas. But without a navigator, […]

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Tending the Garden

Faith 6/21/2019: Tending the Garden The things you work on to improve. Your body. Your career. The projects on the side that you hope may replace your current career. The things you imagine to be your future. That’s your garden. That’s the grass you believe is greener on the other side of the hill. We […]

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Wasted Mental Effort

There have been many times that I have played the scenario out in my head. Stricken with anxiety, I mentally act out each step. How will it go down? How can I prevent the inevitable? When the trial has come and gone, it rarely was ever as bad as I imagined it. All the stress […]

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Break Free

Faith 5/31/2019: Break Free You can choose to roll along with the tide, going wherever it directs you. Do so, and you will call it destiny. Whether your destination leads to the promised land or somewhere entirely different, you will be resigned to this fate. A product of the environment in which you were born, […]

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