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Stop, Look and Listen

Stop, Look and Listen! I remember… and you probably do also. Way back when. We were being taught how to survive crossing dangerous intersections! Well, maybe “survive” is a little strong, but as a kid, I remember someone teaching these important words to share how we need to exercise caution at every stop sign and crossroad. Not…

Living Authentic

Living Authentic I was listening to a recording telling listeners how we need to live authentically. Be yourself. Be you. Immediately I thought, “No! Don’t! I dislike the ‘you’ so very much! It’s not ‘who’ you are meant to be! You can be better than that!” Then I realized we all live behind a mask that…

It Takes A Good Filter

It Takes A Good Filter (Audio) This morning I was thinking about all the people we have the power to speak to, either by the example of our lives lived before them or the power of the words we share in all forms of communication. Then, on the flip side, I thought about all those…

Keep Your Stride

Keep Your Stride (Audio) I have an uncle in Kentucky that I see, on average, about once every 10 years or so. When we have been at his farm and walk through his fields, I’ve always noted that he has one of the longest strides where most of us have to quicken our pace in…

Pray Before You Plan

Pray Before You Plan (Audio) It’s amazing all the plans we make, and then we tell God, and he just chuckles… When you jumpstart your schedule and you fail to take a measure of God’s intention for your day, then you are simply opening yourself up to great opportunities for failure! Why? Seek first for…

How Does A Rudder Work

How Does A Rudder Work? (Audio) It’s not as simple as you would think… A rudder hangs off the back of the ship just waiting for someone to turn it this way or that so that it can help the ship turn the desired direction. Whether a ship or an airplane, the rudder is part of…

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…

Tolerance = Eventual Acceptance

Tolerance = Eventual Acceptance (Audio) A number of years ago I began working for a new boss on one of my many IT gigs. He was direct, forceful, and yet with a boyish appeal, he could turn a room of professionals his way with a little boy snigger and a joke that would have been…

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…

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,…