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Misunderstandings

Misunderstandings
  Anger.  That's what came first when I read the post under this picture on the neighborhood Facebook page.  This note showed up in the yard of a neighbor and she was angry, too.  She felt like her life she so loved in this tranquil subdivision had been shattered by a [...]

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Having the Right Words

Having the Right Words
What would you do?  On a Wednesday you reach out to someone and ask for them for help with a situation - you're asking them to make a connection to someone they know who can help you.  By Sunday night you haven't heard back.  Do you check in and ask again? I did, [...]

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Protected: Chapter 1 – “Allen”

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The Good From The Not-So-Good

The Good From The Not-So-Good
Three guys walk into a bar, one walks out feeling better. Not much of a punchline, but this is what happened when a friend of mine and I grabbed another (who needed some love) and took him out to dinner recently. After listening to his story - which is heavy, [...]

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Thank You, Josh Hamilton

Dear Josh, I am thankful for you, as are many others. We are truly sorry to hear that your demons may have gone ahead on the scoreboard recently. Anyone who has heard your story, though, knows that you will tie the score and go ahead again soon, if you haven't already. I [...]

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#drinkingfordummies

Ok, kids -- it's time to do some really simple math. This game is like putt-putt where a higher score is bad. We're just going to add up the number in each category and whichever one has more is the loser. Good things that can come from teenage drinking: 1) [...]

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New Approach to Life — New Blog

New Approach to Life — New Blog
For many years, I silo'd my life -- work over here, home life over there, what's on my heart over there, writing and speaking stuff over here... Why? I remember when I wrote my first book. I was working for a big company whose name rhymes with 'Smells Cargo' and [...]

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Great Quote on Life’s Purpose

I could take all kinds of time and energy to say it in my own words, or I could just say, "What he said" -- "If you are breathing, you are still alive. If you are alive, then you are still here, physically, on this planet. If you are still here, [...]

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What Will They Say When You Go?

It's one of those things you can't keep from happening; people talking about you when your number is called. An important thing to remember, though, is the fact that you have an awful lot of control NOW over what they will say THEN. Hopefully, my father is pleased with what I [...]

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A Note to Know-It-Alls

If you know it all, why are you listening? If you know it all, why are you watching? If you know it all, why are you reading? If you know it all, why aren't you speaking? If you know it all, share. Those words came to me as I read feedback from a recent talk [...]

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