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A Word about Blame

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  Relationships are all about connection. One factor that prevents people from becoming or staying connected is the habit of blaming. I use the word “habit” meaning it is a learned response that we practice over a period of time. Babies are not born knowing how to blame; they must be taught. Consider the fact that sometimes, […]

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A Word about Wolves

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A Word about Wolves We all know the drill. In order to makes changes in our lives, it is usually necessary to start small and work our way up.  If I want to lose weight, I will begin by tweaking some of my dietary habits, not making wholesale, “night and day” changes. I will cut […]

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 A Word about “A Word About”

 A Word about “A Word About”   I have been writing these articles for the past 18 months.  On average, a new one is published every two weeks.  (Except for the last 8 weeks.  Don’t start with me.  I have my excuses!) Recently, I have been fortunate enough to have added 150-200 new recipients to this […]

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A Word About Courage

A Word about Courage His name is Bert Lahr, (The Wizard of Oz, 1939).  His character was known as the “Cowardly Lion,” but as we find out near the end of the movie, that was really a misnomer! When he met the Wizard, asked for courage and was told he already possessed courage, he asked, […]

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A Word about Aging

A Word about Aging “People grow old only by deserting their ideals.   “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.  “You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as […]

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The Voice of God

The Voice of God The man whispered, “God, speak to me,” And a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled, “God, speak to me!” And, the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, “God let me see you.” And a […]

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A Word About Priorities

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A Word about Priorities In 1967, Charles E. Hummel wrote a booklet that was life changing for many people: “Tyranny of the Urgent” was revised and expanded in 1994 and addresses the challenge many of us face in distinguishing between what is Important and what is Urgent in our lives. By Hummel’s definition, “important” activities […]

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Another Word about Contentment

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Another Word about Contentment “Discontent” is the sense that something is wrong–with me–something is missing. And we can spend a great deal of our time, attention and energy searching for those missing pieces-often in the “wrong places.” Max Lucado has written in, Traveling Light, Come with me to the world’s most oppressive prison. The name […]

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A Word about Contentment

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A Word about Contentment Many years ago, a man was visiting the psychiatric ward of a large state hospital. He came upon a patient who appeared to be in great distress. The man was sitting on the edge of his bed. His head was in his hands. He was moaning and stamping his feet, repeating […]

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A Word about Brain Fitness

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A Word about Brain Fitness 50 years ago, going to the gym, jogging, working out, was something the average person did not do. Now, it seems, everyone has a gym membership, or finds another way to exercise regularly. That’s because a revolution took place in the 1980s and 1990s: we all learned how important physical […]

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