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The Brass Monkey Principle

Have you ever made the following promise to God or to yourself? “I’m never going to do ‘THAT’ again!” Fill in your own blank for the word “THAT.” Many of us make that promise over and over. Eventually we grow discouraged and become resigned to doing “THAT” for the rest of our lives. Such behavior focuses on the problem rather than the …

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3 Steps to Get You out from Behind the Eight-Ball!

The expression behind the eight ball comes from the pool-table. In some pool games, sinking or even touching the eight-ball is taboo except in the final play of the game. To be “behind the eight-ball” is to be unable to proceed with scoring important points in the game. At some point in time all of us find “the demands on …

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90 Ways to Brighten Your Day!

The evening news often starts with these words, “Good Evening.”  Unfortunately, that is often the last good thing you hear. In a world that seems to be falling apart at the seams, negative thinking and depressing attitudes are causing people to be physically sick. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something to make you smile, brighten your day and …

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Questions that Lead to Freedom from Fear

As we were driving to our beautiful mountain getaway in Colorado, my then three year old Granddaughter, Jadyn, asked where our cabin was located. I pointed to the mountains in this picture and said: “Our cabin is located right where those five lines come down the mountain.” She stared intently at the mountains for several minutes. Then the following conversation …

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Are you Fierce?

Recently I saw a painting of an eagle. He was launching himself from his perch, his eyes intently focused on something I could not see. Every thing about him was fierce. I thought of how rare that kind of intensity is in our culture today.