A Prayer

T.G.I.M.  Thank God It’s Monday because: Mondays Matter A Prayer A minister was attending a men’s breakfast.  He asked one of the older farmers there to pray the prayer that morning.  The farmer began, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.” The pastor opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going.  Then the farmer said,…

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What, Where, Why?

What?  Where?  When? Why? What is the meaning of life?  Where am I going?  When will it all make sense?  Why am I here?  These are the questions that have preoccupied the great thinkers and philosophers of the ages as well as millions of other people. I had a professor in graduate school who would…

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Do You Know Where You’re Going?

Many of you who are reading this have been reading “Relationships Tip Tuesdays” on a weekly basis, perhaps for years.  Beginning this month, “Relationships Tip Tuesdays” will continue, but on a semi-monthly basis as opposed to a weekly one.  While you might think it is because I have grown tired after 5 years of writing…

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Do You Offer Empathy?

I was recently reminded while reading an article from Parenting with Love and Logic of the crucial nature of empathy.  It is the cornerstone upon which our entire relational house is built.  And, while they are primarily focused on parent’s relationships with their children, the principle applies to all relationships – especially those with our…

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