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The Importance of Doing

Jun 2, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

"It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me." - Batman Ten boys, nervous but excited, sat on the old bench. They had been waiting for this day since they unwrapped the gloves, balls and bats Santa brought them months ago. This was their first game. This was the day they ...

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May 14, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

Healing must be witnessed. I believe this paraphrase of Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s belief, grieving must be witnessed, is also true. If we are in need of healing we cannot just think about it or talk about it. We cannot even just pray about it. We have to witness ourselves doing something about it. ...

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Apr 2, 2014 2 Comments ›› admin

Everything’s gonna be OK. - Grandma What happened to the resolutions of January? What happened to the hopes, dreams and promises you made for the new year Did you get distracted? Lazy? Caught up in the problems that come with every new day, week or month? What does it say about you, your character and strength of ...

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Mar 1, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

On the day I was born Said my father, says he, I’ve an elegant legacy waiting for thee. 'Tis a rhyme for your lips And a song for your heart, To sing to yourself when the world falls apart. Look, look look to the rainbow. Follow it over the hill and stream. Look, look, look to the rainbow. Follow the fellow who follows a ...

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The Chief Speaks

Feb 1, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

“So live your life that the fear death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, and beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of ...

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Jan 3, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

I should have bought you flowers And held your hand. I shoulda gave you all my hours When I had the chance. Take you to every party Cause all you wanted to do was dance. - Bruno Mars Everyone has regrets. Even Frank Sinatra had a few. The important thing is to find a way to live and never have regrets. If ...

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Dec 1, 2013 1 Comment ›› admin

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas. -Grandma During a car ride years ago, five year old Bryan told me of a dream he had. He said that in his dream he was in a place filled with every kind of candy. He just walked around in amazement and he ...

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The Value of Witness

Nov 2, 2013 Comments Off on The Value of Witness admin

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” -Batman Sixty girls, all seniors in high school, were asked this question: Would you like it if the people in your life who loved you stopped showing you signs of love and, instead, asked you to just trust that they loved you? ...

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Hope and Future

Oct 2, 2013 Comments Off on Hope and Future admin

Where there is no hope, there is no future. -The last man to leave There once was a beautiful little town, nestled in a beautiful little valley. It was the kind of place people would drive to on Sunday afternoon. It is the ideal place to get away from the busy city for the weekend. One ...

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How to Not Get Stuck in Life

Sep 1, 2013 Comments Off on How to Not Get Stuck in Life admin

Everything’s gonna be OK, my Grandma used to say. I think this is one belief you should keep in your bank of beliefs about life.  This one should be at the top of your list.  This is the belief that can keep you from getting stuck in your life. Getting stuck really means you have given up.  ...

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