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God Is Humble Enough to Be Anonymous

God Is Humble Enough to Be Anonymous

Within the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, humility is defined as a clear recognition of who we are followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be. That is, humility is seeing ourselves as we actually are, good and bad, strong and weak, and acting authentically on those truths. This is not a naive […]

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  February 18, 2017   No comments
Pride versus Humility

Pride versus Humility

No one likes to admit when they are wrong – do they?  And yet it’s one very important thing we teach our kids to do with us and with each other.  It’s funny, how pride seems born into each of us – it certainly can be learned behavior – to act out on our pride […]

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  February 15, 2017   No comments
Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Difficult times are inevitable during our lives.  […]

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  February 9, 2017   No comments
Power to the Faint

Power to the Faint

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; […]

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  February 7, 2017   No comments
Change Your Life

Change Your Life

Well, it’s January again. It’s the time where many consider resolutions and the sales for weight-loss companies presumably reach their highest profits all year. I always make the same resolution to lose weight. It goes well for about a month and then life happens where it’s so easy for me to make an excuse to […]

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  February 2, 2017   1 comment
Change is Hard

Change is Hard

Change is often as welcomed as a fart in an elevator.  Funny, but so true.  Change—it is hard.  It doesn’t matter what kind of change it is.  I can remember as a young child my mom rearranging furniture in the family room and how horribly distraught my dad was over this.  He came home from […]

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  January 31, 2017   1 comment
The Sin of Worry

The Sin of Worry

I was 8 years old, and I was REALLY into space, the planets, stars, astronauts, and all of that.  One day, in one of my many books that I loved, I read that one day the sun would swell so large, that it would engulf the first few planets and we would all die.  And […]

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  January 28, 2017   2 comments
Time to Get Real

Time to Get Real

We’ve got “stuff”. Challenges. Shortcomings. Mistakes. Skeletons in the closet. Dirt, best swept under the rug. Sin. What keeps us from “getting real” about our issues? Perhaps it’s shame, or embarrassment. Anxiety, if the “world” were to “find out” that we’re not perfect – how would that change how we’re perceived? How would that change […]

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  January 26, 2017   No comments
Work Yet to Do

Work Yet to Do

On Thursday, I was writing this blog when I heard about the Ft. Lauderdale shootings. Being curious, I went on Facebook to find out some details and like most things on social media comments were flowing in many per second. Reading some of those comments the next 2 to 3 minutes was very sad. Just […]

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  January 24, 2017   3 comments
Battle of the Wills

Battle of the Wills

Apparently the psychology community calls toddler hood the “1st adolescence.”  Toddlers see the world as theirs, push our boundaries and seek to get what they think they want, at all costs.  They will suffer time outs, spankings and various types of “consequences” to experience the satisfaction of controlling their own environment and desires.  They become […]

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  January 21, 2017   5 comments