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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Are You an Idiot?

I love watching reruns of “Everybody Loves Raymond” in part because many of Ray and Debra’s interactions are so common to many marriages.  Ray has the propensity (as do many of us) to say and do ridiculous things, resulting in Debra often calling him an idiot.  Now while I don’t recommend calling your spouse an…

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Do Your Screens Have Purpose?

We frequently hear or read news reports indicating that too much screen time is bad for our kids as well as ourselves.  Therefore we may find ourselves nagging them, as well as chastising ourselves, to turn off the TV, quit starring at the phone, or shut down the computer.  And while too much time on…

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