Category: family values

When “stinkin’ thinking meets wisdom…”

The Monday after Thanksgiving, I felt like a fat failure. I’d not worked out in several days and had over indulged in turkey, dressing and a lot of other things. The “black cloud” of the panic to get my double work out in (punishing myself) asap was following me around. At the same time, I

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Distractions can be dangerous….

] For years I had a pastor who always brought meaningless meetings back to focus. “OK everyone, let’s keep the main thing the main thing.” Yes and a big amen. The news is filled with opportunity. To pray, to help one another, to facilitate donations, to listen to others cry about so much loss and

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Is God “good?” One question at a time….

Is God “good?” It was a defining moment. Though I’d been a Christian for years, the question loomed in my mind for days. “Do you believe in the Goodness of God?” 

The pastor even made the statement that if in all of our Biblical knowledge and years of study we still doubted the “goodness” of

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No more Bible studies? What about you?

It was definitely a defining moment. I counted over 52 competed Bible studies! Before you make any assumptions, please know that I’m not bragging. Becoming a Christian for me came much later in life. I was “saved” numerous times throughout my childhood. But it wasn’t until my 30’s that I got serious. All of those

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A “wet and wild” Wimbledon? So much for class! Let’s take a stand people! PLEASE GET MAD ABOUT SOMETHING!

We love sports. I especially love tennis because it’s one game I get and also enjoy playing. This year was no different. Our family watches as much as we can as the tournament leads towards the finals. Wimbledon is unique in that it is known to be high class. The athletes are even required to

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Mastering the moment in minutes…

  It only takes one. All too often, we think we have to have it all figured out. Our life planner ready, goals written in ink, with a busy calendar to match. While that can be good, we master the moments in minutes. How? By being present IN the moment. Being kind to someone. Smiling.

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Please and thank you, for all the wrong reasons! Adult only though.

It did seem weird.  I’ll admit. It was a big wave of the sincerest gratitude. I could see that he saw me by the way he went to the other side of the road and went much slower as I jogged by. The gray pickup truck was the big kind with a huge tool chest

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Looking for peace when you can’t find it…

Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. “What do you want for Christmas dad?” Every year it was the same. “Peace.” Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad’s desperate plea year after year

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This is my “thing.” What is yours?

You could say it’s my “thing.” The Purpose of Purpose! Does your life have a purpose? YES! My passion is purpose. Because I’ve spent years interviewing others, often that word is a central focus of most conversations.  Just imagine…. if all who consider themselves  Christians realized their giftedness, we would be some of the most infectious people on earth!

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Did your January just become mid February? Quit playing around with this stuff.

Decisions, Decisions! January is all about decisions. Goals, resolutions, and changes that bring desired results. While that is good, it can also be much like going on a diet. Without developing healthy eating habits, as a consistent way of life, weight and health management are just momentary good ideas. Such it is with goals. Most

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