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 […]

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 […]

Circumstances or Decisions?

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Many co-workers know that for several decades, I’ve been a fan of Stephen R. Covey’s work. I love one of his quotes where he stated: “We are not a product of our circumstances, rather a product of our decisions.” I think this quote is so empowering! I believe that none of us chose which family […]

Why?

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I have many grandchildren (23 to be exact) and I know most of their names (just kidding). It seems that lately many of them are in that “Why?” stage of life. They ask “Why” about everything- why this, why that, why Grandpa? This is normal and it is great to be imaginative and seek information, […]

OKC Bombing- 20 Years Later

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The month of April marks the 20 year anniversary of the horrific Oklahoma City bombing. I was living in Florida in 1995, but still vividly remember the terrible event of April 19, 1995 . I recently read an article about the major transformation of Oklahoma City since the bombing. One of the things mentioned in […]

Go Fly a Kite!

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The month of March is typically one of our windiest months. The other day, I saw a boy flying a kite and it reminded me of my youth and flying kites with my friends. I grew up living across the street from my elementary school. Westmore Elementary had a large, grassy field, where we played […]

We Can’t Save Time in Bottle

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In 1973, the great singer/songwriter Jim Croce released his popular song “Time in a Bottle”.  At that time, I was in my early 20’s and this song quickly became a favorite of mine. Part of the song’s lyrics state: “There never seems to be enough time To do the things you want to do Once […]

The Key to Great Communication in Your Business | TRUST

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Want Great Communication in Your Organization or Business? It all starts with Trust. Trust is the key to success not only in personal relationships but professional relationships. Dr. Stephen Covey advocated; “When trust is high, communication is easy.” That is so true and trust is key in all great organizations and companies. Here are several […]