10.10.17

Commune

I hate that word community—and worse, I dread that being in community is an absolute necessity to living a fulfilled, semi-sane life. Loners are skewed. They wobble. Even if you’re a genius, if you’re a loner genius you’ll be lonely.…

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10.7.17

Rekindled

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” —Albert Schweitzer 00

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10.6.17

How to Develop Healthy Habits

You might be expecting a lard load of advice from a know-it all. Were it only so.  On the whole, habits have gotten the worst of me. Play word association, you say ‘Habit’ I say ‘Bad!’.  My strength is to…

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10.4.17

Discouragement

Discouragement implies futility, induces emotional pain, suggests you will find relief if you quit trying. Your efforts may cease, but the pain will remain. Discouragement misinterprets the present and dooms the future. It stifles the now, foments hopelessness, and pockmarks…

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10.3.17

Sex, Color and Character

It’s surprising how our response to an idea can be skewed by the sex or race of whoever shared the idea. I don’t consider myself a feminist, but I empathize with my female friends. I wish ideas could be presented…

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10.2.17

Discouraged

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” — Brennan Manning “The Christian life is not a constant high.…

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10.1.17

Mars–can you believe it?

“Anything is possible if a person believes.” –Jesus, Mark 9:23 (NLT) I’ve seen nothing to suggest Elon Musk believes in God, but he exemplifies a principle of Godly faith, a determined faith that transforms impossible into possible by denying impossibility.…

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9.30.17

Fatigue

“There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.” –Karl Marx 00

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9.29.17

Credit

Taking personal credit for God’s blessing on your life is like congratulating a reflector for the light it shines. 00

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9.28.17

Bad Mood

If you let your bad mood control the day, then your bad day will yield a bad life, and your bad life will cause a bad mood. Discipline yourself to act regardless of how you feel; and your disciplined actions…

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9.27.17

Decision to Act

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.* “You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure ,…

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9.25.17

Death Ride

Several years ago I was in poor physical shape, low energy and flabby like a sack of flour. Inspired by Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France, I got a bike, bought some magazines, did some solo rides, did some…

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9.22.17

Competitor

Author Jerry Jenkins wrote many ‘as told to’ autobiographies of great athletes such as Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, among others. Jerry said a common denominator among the great athletes: they were all extremely competitive. John Wooden said, “What is competitive…

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9.21.17

Reticence

“Too often the strong silent man is silent because he doesn’t know what to say.” -Winston Churchill   00

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