Why We Should be More Like Dogs

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Life would be easier if we acted more like our dogs: It seems that for most of my life, I’ve owned a dog. I’ve had a Pomeranian, Shih Tzu, German Shorthaired/Weimaraner mix, Black Lab, Chocolate Lab, Irish Setter, Brittany Spaniel, Beagle and a Beagle/Heinz 57 mix. I’ve loved each of these dogs and they have […]

How Old is Grandpa?

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I have 23 grandchildren – and I know most of their names, just kidding!!!  Some of my grand kids love to ask me how old I am and what it was like growing up with dinosaurs. As I have reflected on the many things that have changed during my lifetime, I came across a story […]

God is Like…

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One of our college’s six core values is Honor God. I’ve had a number of prospective employees tell me they wanted to work for us because of this core value. I recently came across an example of how God can help us from elementary school children. A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her […]

Yogi Berra’s Great Wisdom

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When I was a boy, I played a lot of baseball and I loved watching the New York Yankees. I remember many of the Yankees baseball greats like Roger Marris, Mickey Mantle, and of course – Yogi Berra. Yogi passed way recently at the age of 90 years young. He was a 3-time MVP and […]

Really-Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

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Yesterday I spoke to our new students who just enrolled with us.  I gave them a talk on moving their life from Good to Great.  As part of the talk I discuss the 4-L’s of Life:  Live, Love, Learn and Leave a Legacy.  I’ve also added a 5th L-LAUGH!  Oh, how important it is to […]

The “R” Word

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The “R” in our C.A.R.E.S Culture stands for “Respect”.  One of the things that I often see missing in interpersonal relations is respect for the other person. I don’t think this is a new problem but rather a growing one. My father only lasted one year as a high school teacher in the public school […]

Striving for a Quality of Life?

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One of the things I frequently hear from those applying for a position with our College is that they want to find a quality of life. A University of Michigan study made a startling research finding some years ago.  They reported that there was one activity, more than anything else, which corresponded to a drastically […]

Say What? | The Key to Communication

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Excellent communication is the key to understanding and to having great relationships. I sometimes overhear conversations where one person anticipates the response of another and responds without fully listening to the person’s comments and as a result, misses the point. One of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that Dr. Stephen R. Covey advocated […]

Why Go To Church?

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I’ve had the privilege of traveling to various countries over the years as well as visiting many of the states in our great country. I’ve noticed over the years and also heard, on the news, about the continuing decline in church attendance worldwide. I believe this is one of the key reasons our worldwide society […]

Telephone Poles

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Two crews were putting up telephone poles for their company. At the end of the first day, the foreman tabulated his numbers. He asked his first crew how many poles they’d put into the ground. They proudly replied, “Fifteen Sir!” The second team was new at this work, but they were equally proud: “We put […]