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Building the Right Compartment: Four Simple Steps to Seal Off Worry

I am a serial ruminator. Worry’s answer rests on the words of Jesus and the example of a giant ship. The concerns of life can pile up. They invade my mind like the Germans flooding the French defenses. When they come, they build a nest, lay [...]

By | 2018-06-16T12:48:28+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Life Observations|0 Comments

When Wasting Time is the Best Use of Time

Almost every productivity site/guru/book/lecture says that same thing. Never wasted time. Pack your day and don't let anything fall to earth. After all, Benjamin Franklin told us, "Do not squander time for it is the stuff life is made of." With all due respect to [...]

The Secret to Marriage? Here’s My Single Answer

Recently, someone asked, "what's the secret to a long marriage?" I did not have a good answer. I do now. On May 15th of this year (2018), my wife Vickie and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.   I took her to a nice restaurant [...]

By | 2018-05-24T23:57:38+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections|0 Comments

Stop Reaching Goals: Do This Instead

Are goals worth it? I have listened to the advice and read the self-improvement posts, books, and filed away my share of seminar workbooks. They preach a single sermon while the choir echoes the refrain. Make goals. Write them down. Look at them. Meet them. [...]

Going Back to Childhood to Find Joy: Three Avenues to Happiness

Some things you read hit you right between the eyes. One such piece was Eric Barker’s recent blog post on how to be happy in a crazy world. In a furrowed-brow world, everyone is looking for the magic elixir of joy. We all have it; [...]

By | 2018-04-27T21:14:50+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Two Lessons of Four Teachers

Everyone has had two kinds of teachers. Some you never remember. Then, there are those you never forget. Everyone has a list of the second. (It is usually a short list.) What makes the difference between the two? We assume we know what teaching is. [...]

By | 2018-04-20T19:55:50+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Reflections, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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