Monthly Archives: July 2018

Lessons from Romans 12:1-2

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Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children

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How many of life’s most important lessons do we learn from children? I really don’t know how to answer that question; but, I know it’s a lot. I mentioned previously that I hoped…

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Are you living the good life?

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Are you living the good life? Christopher Morley once affirmed that the good life consists of three basic ingredients: learning, earning and yearning. To a certain extent, we can agree with this. But,…

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Lord, help us to be sweet

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I had just finished speaking about living with no regrets. A gentle-spirited, older woman approached me. She was complimentary. She was not, however, her normal, cheerful self. She wore a worried expression on…

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Concerning fences and boundaries

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Just like good fences make good neighbors, appropriate boundaries make healthy work-life balance. When fences are broken down or boundaries are ignored, problems will inevitably develop. —Some have fences to mend. —Others have…

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Are you a worrier?

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Have you ever wondered why we worry? Why do we so often offer the reassuring advice, “This really isn’t something you need to worry about.” Well, does that mean there are some things…

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Have you been wounded by a friend?

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Have you ever been wounded by a friend? Sure you have. That old bit about “sticks and stones…” just isn’t true. Really, who hasn’t been wounded by the words of others? I was…

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Are You Struggling with Your Juggling?

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Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like you are meeting yourself coming and going? Does it sometimes feel like you are juggling your life’s tasks and you simply…

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This day has been a long week

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While working for his former employer, a friend of mine had an extremely high pressure job. One Wednesday evening, I asked him how he was doing. He responded, “This day has been a…

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I am grateful he chose to be my dad

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It hardly seems possible that it has been five years since he finished his journey.  I enjoyed our phone conversations, during my afternoon commute; but, didn’t call often enough.  I enjoyed morning coffee…

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Are you trying too hard?

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As I write this little reflection, I can’t help but think of the T-Shirt one of my friends used to wear. On the back there was caricature of a wrinkly old man wearing…

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