We Need Deadlines

In February 1963, an official from UNICEF approached Disneyland executives about building them a ride for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.  Initially, executives turned down the opportunity as they simply didn’t believe they had enough time to put a quality ride together.  However, Walt overruled his executive’s decision with his statement, “I’ve got an…

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Do You Have Too Much to Do?

“I remember that I wasn’t going to be busy anymore.”  Now you may be thinking, “When was that going to be – when you retired?”  No, it was based upon the promises I was hearing about all of the time that would be saved as I took advantage of labor saving devices.  For example, microwaves…

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Are You Remaining Relevant?

I recently read an incredible story about a man named Robert Owens.  Robert’s journey has taken him from the U.S. Air Force Pararescue special operations team, to counseling troubled students at the University of Nevada, to pastoring a church in Reno.  While he has participated in marathons and Ironman competitions, probably his most physically daunting…

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If He Loves Me . . .

When life gets challenging, we all need understanding and support – especially from our spouse.  While we all agree with that, or at least we think we do, I would ask, “What are we talking about?”  You see when someone says “support” it is easy to think we all mean the same thing but oftentimes…

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What Does Spring Produce in You?

I recently read a quote, “Trust winter when the plant says nothing.”  While we probably don’t give our plants much thought in the winter, unless we are farmers, they are still there.  They may appear dead but concealed within them is the power for new life.  In the spring they will grow, produce, and blossom. …

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