Get Back Up Again – Part IV

Get Back Up Again – Part IV

Financial genius I am not Not an impressive way to start a post, is it? Yet it doesn’t change the reality that it’s honest…and, more importantly, authentic. I’ve made bad decisions. And that truth came to a head in 2018 while hunting hogs from a tree...
Get back up again – Part III

Get back up again – Part III

5 Foot, 3 Inches tall Marcus Aurelius wrote, “…the impediment to action advances action.” In other words, what is an obstacle, something that inhibits forward progress, can be the impetus for forward progress. I love that thought! But if I’m honest,...
Get back up again – Part II

Get back up again – Part II

Getting to know your stretchiness I have never been coordinated enough for sports that involve a ball. I played baseball and loved it. But I wasn’t all that good at it. I tried basketball as well. Again, same result. It wasn’t until I was challenged to run...
Get back up again – Part 1

Get back up again – Part 1

Waiting Have you ever noticed what happens when you’re in a hurry? Doesn’t it seem like all the slower-moving people come out to play? Take, for example, driving. Pick any ordinary day of the week. You’ll have the everyday drivers out on the roadways...
The tomb was empty

The tomb was empty

Can you imagine being one of the ladies that went to the tomb that morning? They came to care for the body of Jesus. This was customary…necessitated by Jewish Law. Bodies were to always find burial before sundown. And since Jesus died a criminal’s death,...
Wonder of Rainbows

Wonder of Rainbows

What exactly is a rainbow? “Look at that!”, Madylynn exclaimed on our way to school this morning. Her words were so quick and excited that I almost dumped the coffee I was sipping on. “What are you talking about?” I said. “I don’t see anything.” “Look over there! It’s...
Compassion Takes Action

Compassion Takes Action

The year was… The year was 1989. The Berlin Wall came down. The Simpsons first appeared on TV. The first text message was sent. And I got my hands on my first Nintendo…the original NES! I think I played it more than I slept, resulting in a less than favorable response...
Grab That Dial

Grab That Dial

The Voice Self-Control. It’s the term we usually associate with things like eating. For instance, ever hear the voice in your head say something like… ‘Just one more cookie’ or’ Just a tiny piece of pie’ or ‘Just one piece of red...
Word Management

Word Management

I love quotes. They so succinctly capture what I can sometimes struggle to put into words. Like this one right here! Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. Powerful, right?!!? The quote isn’t from some celebrity or person in history....
The Adoration of Christmas

The Adoration of Christmas

Turn out the lights, the party’s over The week between Christmas and the New Year ends up being a peculiar time for many. It’s a time when we look back throughout the past year at what we accomplished or didn’t accomplish, regrets, and successes. It’s also a time when...

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