It’s All in the Attitude

There are any number of factors that contribute to a long and fruitful life. Notice that I didn’t just say long. Fruitful has to do with the quality of life that we live and our attitude around continuing to learn and grow are critical parts of that. As you may recall from a previous post,…

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Are You Worried About Dying?

Author Steve Goodier shared the following story. One night, a Dodgers farm club coached by Tommy Lasorda was leading Tucson by one run in the eighth inning, but Tucson had the bases loaded with two outs.  According to Don Martin in TeamThink, Lasorda decided to pep up his pitcher, a left-hander named Bobby O’Brien. Lasorda…

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Have We Gotten Off Track?

As a nation, we have come a long ways from our founding roots – which has not been a good thing.  It seems that our country is more politically divided than I ever recall and values that we once held dear and precious seemingly have been discarded for an “anything goes” approach.  Absolutes have morphed…

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Do You Want to Be Set Free?

Now you are probably thinking either, “Yes, I want to be set free,” or “I am Free, so what are you talking about?”  Author Lewis Smeades writes, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” How often have you held on to resentment, carried a grudge, or harbored…

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Do You Have Enough?

 In a discussion recently, the topic was raised – “Do you have enough?”  Now you might ask, “Enough what?”  Which is a fair question.  “Enough stuff?”  Probably too much.  “Enough vacations?”  While I want more, I have already been able to enjoy more than most of the world.  “Enough clothes?”  I probably have enough to…

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Want to Live Longer?

Now that may seem like a silly question because the majority of people reading this would probably say -”Of course!”  Life and survival to live another day is a basic instinct hard-wired into our DNA.  God placed that drive in us so that we would live the life He has designed for us. If we…

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What is the Next Chapter?

Have you ever thought of your life as a book?  Sometimes people frame their lives as a narrative or a story.  Perhaps they see themselves as the hero of the tale or maybe as the victim.  But let’s imagine that when our lives are said and done, they represent a complete book. Think about it…

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