Respect

In 1965, Otis Redding wrote “R – E – S – P – E – C – T” which was a man’s plea for recognition and respect.  However, it was Aretha Franklin’s 1967 recording of that song that we best know.  She won two Grammys with this a year later.  Most all of us who…

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To the Moon

I remember growing up watching a TV show called the “Honeymooners”.  In that show, Jackie Gleason’s character would get mad at his wife and say, “To the Moon Alice.”  Well, now there is a nonprofit project called “Inspiration Mars” that plans to send a couple into space in 2018 to slingshot around the red planet…

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Kindness

C.S. Lewis, the well-known author of many books including The Chronicles of Narnia, once said, “The worldly man treats certain people kindly because he ‘like’ them: the Christian, trying to treat everyone kindly, finds himself liking more and more people as he goes on – including people he could not even have imagined liking at…

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You Are Contagious

You have a pretty good day at work, no major complications or problems.  You are feeling pretty good – and then you walk in the front door.  Your spouse has not had the same positive day that you have.  He had a conflict with his supervisor, an argument with a co-worker, and his computer’s hard…

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Come Along Side

As I mentioned recently, the Colorado Springs Community has come through a horrific experience with the Black Forest Fire, in which over 500 homes were lost.  One family and their extended family lost five homes amongst them.  Another couple who had lost their home last June in the Waldo Canyon Fire, moved to Black Forest,…

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Mitigation

Mitigation is probably not a word that we here or use a great deal.  But in Colorado, particularly the past year or so, it is a word that has been used quite a bit.  Two weeks ago began the Black Forest Fire, the worst wildfire in Colorado history, resulting in the loss of over 500…

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Unlucky in Love

Beginning in 1986 Terri Orbuch, an author and psychologist commenced a study in which she followed the lives of 373 married couples for over 20 years.  Nearly half of these couples had divorced over the decades (pretty typical numbers), and they shared with the researcher lessons that they had learned as a result of their…

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