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One Degree At A Time

One Degree at a Time: (Audio) Okay. It’s inevitable. We reach the ending of a cycle and check over our shoulders to look at our path in reverse, scan ahead to the next marker and ensure we are headed the correct direction. But what if you need to tweak your direction? What if the direction…

Winding Down

Winding Down (Audio) Remember those old windup clocks? From wrist watches, pocket watches, to alarm clocks, they all worked because someone took the time to wind up the spring that slowly released under pressure so you could tell the time. Accurately. Some amazing designer understood the mechanics and created something that would work every time. No…

No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn Back in 2015, mom and I went to Israel. Not a pilgrimage as some make, but as an experience of a lifetime. It was February, mostly cool, and even a few hours of rainfall with some sidewalk flooding as we made our ways to the famous and mostly tourist sites with…

Seasonal Shift

Seasonal Shift (Audio) Seasons come, and go, but are so unlike the seasons of our life. True. We may identify our age and mobility to a particular season, but seasons that are defined by our planet’s rotation come and go with understandable regularity. A scientific description may go something like this: Season: “…one of the four…

Just One Thing

Just One Thing (Audio) We heard it Sunday, I read it last week, and a recent study has stated what most of us inherently know, but we do not truly comprehend. Impossible! Our brains cannot direct the body to do more than one thing at a time. True, autonomous systems may function, you know, heartbeat, breath,…

Got A Minute?

Got A Minute? (Audio) We all know someone like this. Have you ever had a person call you on the phone and immediately apologize for interrupting your busy schedule, but they just wanted to talk a couple of minutes? “Got a minute?” If you let the conversation get out of control, ask a question, make…

Frenetic, Frazzled and Frenzied

Frenetic, Frazzled and Frenzied (Audio) A conversation a few nights ago spoke of the Christmas shopping season. The weariness one feels by the time one has spent August to mid-December with Christmas decorations, songs, parties, and gifting. It feels like the season is more than a night, it’s nearly 6 months long! Imagine all the…

What Is A Friend?

What Is A Friend? (Audio) My bride and I have chatted recently how our busy lives make it difficult to enjoy being around friends. We make time for the family, but it’s often easier to crash in the evening and recoup on Saturday than to carve out time for friends. Maybe it’ll be different after…

Action Triumphs Words

Action Triumphs Words (Audio) Why do things happen at the time they occur? Political, cultural and economic pressures often cause an eruption from hidden, yet known pressures. The pressure builds and finally produces a head, sort of like a volcano that is rumbling deep and the pressure dome builds to a point that it is certain…