Virtuous or Comfortable

You work hard during the day, and what do you want to do when you get home? You work hard during the week, and what is it that you want to do on the weekend? The most common answer would be to relax. It would be to take it easy, maybe watch some television. Sometimes, […]

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A Stewardship of Discipline

Temperance 12/24/2019 Your mind is a sanctuary. Without discipline, how can you rule your mind? Your body is a temple. Without discipline, the home to your spirit and soul would be in disarray. If you cannot rule your mind or your body, how can you expect to be a good ruler of anything else? Stewardship […]

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The Two Spectrums of Habit

Prudence 11/11/2019 They are rock solid pillars of their communities. They have found a formula for victory, and they do not deviate from it. They have studied the works of others. From their studies, they have emulated the successful and discarded the waste. They have built foundational habits tailored to optimize their performance. They are […]

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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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With Respect to Yourself

Justice 5/29/19: With Respect to Yourself Consider yourself. Take a look in the mirror. Take a look into your past. What have you done? What are your qualities, your achievements? Who are you? Have you conducted yourself in a way that is worthy of respect? Have you treated your body, soul, and spirit with respect? […]

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Meditate on the Good

Justice 5/1/2019 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 […]

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Temperance 2/26/2019

If a man does not discipline himself, he cannot bring order into the home. -Confucius You have only yourself to be blame if your house is in disarray. If you made this mess, then get some discipline and fix it. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if […]

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Faith 2/1/2019

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. -Confucius It takes faith, but there is no half-way here. Go my friend, go. ____________________ The Virtue of Faith There are things out there that we cannot see, but we know it is there. Not only do we accept these truths, but we rely upon them with […]

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Respect Starts With You

Can you respect yourself and live a mediocre life? If you continually do the things you know you shouldn’t, how can possibly have any self-respect? How can an alcoholic have real self-esteem, one found outside of the bottle? How does a guy that can’t get off the sofa, can’t turn off the television, find his […]

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Heed the Red Flags

A few days ago, I encountered an issue at work that really upset me. For a few moments, I allowed myself to fixate on the problem until I became angry. It was at that moment a warning siren went off in my mind. What will happen if I take this anger too far? For some, […]

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