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First Steps

First Steps (Audio) Do you remember your first steps as a child? Probably not. Teetering with no true sense of balance, on muscles not yet developed, and doing something totally new, yet instinctual. I remember my kid’s first steps… And this made me remember the many “firsts” on many fronts. We’ve all experienced hundreds and…

It’s All About Your Shoulder

It’s All About Your Shoulder (Audio) A thought early this morning made me wander down the rabbit trails of my mind,¬†thinking about all the times we reference our shoulder. As in: Put your shoulder into it. Shoulder your load. Shoulder the responsibility, shoulder the blame. Strong shoulders to lean on. Put an arm around the…

Choice Your Path

Choice Your Path: (Audio) Okay. I know it’s the wrong use of the word! I probably should use the word “Choose” or even change the title around to say something like, “Make Better Choices On Your Path”. But this morning something in my spirit says, “Take that Noun and make it a Verb! Kick the…

Living in The Time of Now

Living in The Time of Now: (Click for Audio) When I was learning archery from a local shop in Texas, the teacher realized how much trouble I was having with hitting the bulls eye. He would whisper in my ear as I was preparing to let fly my next arrow: “Focus on the target. Let…

Today, While it is Day

The Task List For Today What I have on my list for today is not what I must get done today. A daily task list, or to do list, is a misnomer. I create a running task list and some of the items must be done today. But the more I get done today, the…

Don't Live In The Past

Words are weird… You know what I mean. The same word with divergent meanings. Not even a similarity that makes sense. Consider the¬†word “present”. Here. Now. Before You. ~or~ Gift. Surprise. But what’s really weird is when we try to live the past in the present. Yesterday is today. Tomorrow never comes because you always…