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July 16, 2019

This weekend my Pastor, Randy Shuler, preached a message from the Proverbs 16:32 which says, "Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city."

Perhaps in the past I read these words with misinterpreting eyes and...

July 11, 2019

Michael W. Smith, Christian singer and musician, penned the song, "Surrounded". The lyrics say, "It may look like I am surrounded, but I am surrounded by you...this is how I fight my battles." The chorus and repetition of these words create a beautiful symphony of voic...

July 2, 2019

Have you ever seen the shows on TV about hoarders? Season after TV season dedicated to aiding and assisting those living in unhealthy life situations. Season after season chock-full of men and women who have spent their days seeking "things" to fill a void they feel in...

June 25, 2019

My family was blessed last week to have two new additions! Two new baby girls were brought into this world. Of course, my daughters were thrilled that there are more little girl cousins to add to the fold. Buddies and pals for life.

Birth and new life always produc...

June 19, 2019

In my efforts as an entrepreneur to grow my businesses it occurred to me; I carry a resentment toward those in my life who seem to have a crystal-clear road paved for them. I hold a resentment toward those who seem to have opportunities knocking down their door with li...

June 12, 2019

"Mess up. Screw up. Of course, you did. You always. Typical. Idiot. Mistake."

These are messages that live in my brain. This is a tape that plays when I do what humans do and make a mistake. These are the lies I hear, believe and say about myself when I am not living in...

June 5, 2019

The American cultural teaches that "more is better". There is an additional belief that "something is better than nothing". Something of course feels better than nothing because nothing feels empty and void. Nothing stirs up a sense of lack and a lack of control.  Noth...

May 29, 2019

There's an elephant in the room. Despite its size, smell and disruption to life, this elephant is ignored. The elephant in the room is the always avoided conversation, the ever-omitted situation, the systematically overlooked behavior. Though there have been many attem...

May 22, 2019

The CEO of Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff stated in an interview "Loyalty is dead." He made this statement as a reference to the millennial generation. If you are one (like me) or know one you know that loyalty among this demographic is quite fierce. But loyalty to this...

May 15, 2019

A few days ago, I sat at the kitchen table knee deep in brainstorming and researching for a consulting client of mine. As I sat there, I heard the rumble of feet from the basement stairs. The voices we excited and high pitched. I braced myself. I knew what was coming....

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