Still Moving Forward

What a week! It has been a little chaotic both at home and at work. Home renovations continue. Our “study” now has a ceiling and a floor. Any week now and we will even have a kitchen. It seems like I am working longer and harder hours on my days off of work. Request from […]

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Talents and Mastery

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; What are my gifts? This is not a time to be self-deprecating. I have to take a moment and figure out what gifts I have been given. Are there any areas where I am naturally talented? It isn’t an easy question. I can easily see the […]

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A Bigger Burden

“If she knows you will do it, she will expect you to keep doing it.” –the words of a co-worker concerning a senior leader in our chain of command. Another new task added to my list of duties. Sometimes, it seems like I can’t do my primary work, because the amount of “side work” I […]

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Target Acquisition

You could have asked me as a kid what I wanted to do when I grow up, and I would have told you something different every day. I didn’t really care what I wanted to be. There were so many good options out there, and they were all appealing. I ended up doing none of […]

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Are you still ____?

“Are you still working out?” I loathe this question. It is one that I told myself I never wanted to be asked again. Why? Because your level of fitness is one of the things people, whether they want to admit it or not, notice first. And for someone who is borderline obsessed with strength and […]

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Purposeful Direction

Faith 12/20/2019 You have to have move with a purpose and with direction. Without direction you may find yourself going in circles or even in the wrong direction. Where you are today isn’t the best you will ever be. Chances are, it won’t be the worst either. Then again, it could be. It all depends […]

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Death Later, Life Now

Faith 12/13/2019 What is the one guarantee you have in this life? You are going to die? You are not guaranteed health or even old age? Only death. It comes for us all. No discrimination. Unless you are Enoch or Elijah, you are going to experience it. Yes, you will die. But you are not […]

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The Skeleton Keys #1: Faith Plus Works

Faith 11/22/2019 When I was younger, I thought prayer was the skeleton key that would open up all the doors. In desperate times, I would pray. If I wanted something, I would pray. In those days, I believed that being a prayer warrior was the way to make it in life. Obviously it didn’t work. […]

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Carry On

Faith 11/15/2019 There are things that happened that were never planned. Accidents. Interruptions. Chaos. We can try to avoid them, but sooner or later we will all get caught up in the unforeseen. That’s life. Some things we can control. Others, we can’t. And what will you do if tomorrow your life goes off the […]

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Moving Mountains

Faith 11/1/2019 I am thinking about this new house my wife and I recently purchased. It is a lovely 1972 ranch that has not been updated since 1972. It is almost overwhelming when I consider how much needs to be done to it. Right now, we are working on the kitchen, ceiling, floors, garage, and […]

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