Appreciate Now

To appreciate means to understand the worth, quality, or significance of; to elevate in value; to judge with heightened perception or understanding; to recognize with gratitude. Yet, often, we don’t appreciate what we have, or the people we know and love, until circumstance change. Following are thoughts on appreciating now: Tomorrow Isn’t a Given Early […]

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Hang On and Move Forward

Do you ever feel buffeted on all sides by problems, responsibilities, and unexpected urgent demands on your time? The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as fast-moving and turbulent as the twister that churned its way across our town. Multiple scenarios of this can’t happen until that does, and that can’t be […]

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Responding to Change

This is a week of change for me: adjustment to a new fitness center and the move of my son and his family to another town. I’m not particularly happy about either of these changes, because like many of you, I’m a creature of habit. It’s hard to “do different” when you’ve been accustomed to […]

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Clearing the Clutter

For the last several weeks, I’ve worked on cleaning out drawers and closets. I’m a little surprised and embarrassed to admit some of the items I parted with have been around for 25-30 years! How does that happen? Clutter accumulation occurs not only with things, but also with thoughts, perspectives, and emotional wounds. And like […]

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3 Reasons to Adjust Your Perspective

In recent weeks, I’ve seen several online videos on social media, or engaged in a meeting or teaching session via zoom. Sometimes, the presenter had the camera positioned in such a manner that the perspective wasn’t especially flattering. You’re probably familiar with what I’m referring to. You know, those selfie videos in which the person […]

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3 Steps for 2020 Vision Enhancement

Do you have a clear vision for 2020? Are you hoping to see change and growth? Do you have big goals, dreams, and plans, or are you easing slowly into the year, regrouping and waiting for a revelation? Personally, I’m taking some time to honestly assess, looking at things I didn’t accomplish last year, and […]

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10 Things to Consider Giving Up This Year

The new year is like a blank canvas awaiting first brush strokes. You have options about how to fill that canvas—the preparation, colors, shading, and picture type. Will you choose a self-portrait with clarity and depth, or one that is a jumble of Picasso-esque forms? To gain perspective, glance back at last year’s portrait. Are […]

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Unlikely Birthplace, Ultimate Outcome

Beneath a bejeweled sky, a baby’s cry pierced the night. Animal sounds and smells hovered in the air as a young mother placed her newborn on fabric strips spread across a hay-filled feed trough. God’s son entered the world inauspiciously, in a dirty stable, an unsuitable location for any human birth, especially the birth of […]

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