We Are All the Same, but Different

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We are all the same, but different. How can siblings raised in the same home be so different? Have you ever wondered about that? I have…A LOT. I have two sisters and one brother (deceased). My brother and I were very similar in our thinking – politically and otherwise – but my two sisters and […]

What’s Holding You Back?

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As we approach 2016, with great anticipation, many of us have set new goals for ourselves. I have a number of goals that I hope to accomplish this coming year. At times, I believe I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to moving forward. Moving forward often involves getting past our past. Moving forward may […]

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 […]

Senior Citizen

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This past weekend I turned 65 years old. Now, I’m Social Security eligible, I get discounts at the movie theatre, and get called “Sir” a lot more than I used to. The good news is that I feel great, love my work, enjoy life and can’t wait to explore life’s next adventure! Even though my […]

Happy President’s Day!

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I’ve loved learning about the life and history of President Abraham Lincoln. We celebrate President’s Day today and President Lincoln was by far my favorite President.  Did you know that he hated being called Abe? Did you know he didn’t have a middle name? Did you know that he is the first President with a beard? […]

The Worth of Souls

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Years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a training program of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. These habits were the brainchild of Dr. Stephen R. Covey and his book by the same title, which sold over 15 million copies! One of the 7 Habits is “Synergize”. This concept values the ideas and […]

Are You Improving with Age?

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We all know that wine improves with age, but how are you dealing with the aging process?  I’ve learned a few lessons over the years that I hope will be of use to you- These include: As a young boy, I grew up in a small farming community and when I waved to people I […]

Thankful? Tis the Season To Be

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As we begin the New Year season many of us reflect on life and what we are thankful for. What are you thankful for? What are most Americans thankful for? An article by Kate Scanlon reviews a new study of Facebook posts that offers some insight: Facebook Data Science sought to learn what Americans are thankful […]


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