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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Clear the Malfunction

One of the acronyms I will never forget from the Army is SPORTS. Slap Pull Observe Release Tap Squeeze When your weapon jams up, you apply SPORTS to clear the malfunction. Practice SPORTS enough times, and it becomes second nature. You won’t even forget it twenty years later. Why do soldiers practice it so much? […]

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A Word with the Wise

One of my closest friends told me once to break down the barriers that are preventing me from walking my path. A boss, who I despised and thought incompetent, once told me to control only what is in my control. The rest is out of my hands. A dear aunt stated that a person’s energy […]

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Strive For Good

We try and we fail to: Stop making bad choices Stop being lazy Stop being dishonest Stop giving up when times are tough Stop being unfaithful Stop being pessimistic Stop being so selfish It could be that our approach is wrong. Rather than trying to stop all the bad things we’re doing, and then beating […]

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Nothing Without Love

Charity 10/13/2019 Outside of the passage from the book of Genesis (ch. 2), it is no surprise that Paul’s great chapter on love in I Corinthians 13 is frequently read at weddings. After all, isn’t love the ideal reason for marriage in today’s society? For the common person, it is not for social or political […]

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What Good Have I Done?

Last night I opened up Twitter and in my notifications was a question that made me pause and think. “Now that the day has passed, what good did you do today?” I will keep constant watch over myself, and, most usefully, will put each day up for review. -Seneca A new habit that I am […]

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