Monthly Archives: March 2017

4 Steps to Significance

One of the greatest criminal lawyers in American history, Clarence Darrow, was hugely successful. He earned wealth, prestige, power. But in his last years, unhappiness cut a hole in Darrow’s heart. One day he heard a minister speak at the … Continue reading

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Finding Time for the Family

Officer Dave Johnson, a twenty-year veteran of the San Jose police force, describes in his book, The Light Behind the Star, responding to the suicide of a young man named Mark. The boy’s father ran onto the scene asking, “Is … Continue reading

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5 Actions for Dealing with Critics

The manager of the Cleveland Indians, Tris Speaker, said of Babe Ruth: “He made a great mistake when he gave up pitching.” Jim Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after a 1954 performance and said, “You … Continue reading

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Come Out of Hiding

Robert Fulghum, in All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, wrote about sitting in his office and listening to the neighborhood kids playing hide-and-seek. Fulghum noticed a kid under a pile of leaves in the yard just … Continue reading

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4 Truths To Remember When Discouraged

  The troubles of this world are ubiquitous. They are everywhere. At work, we are faced with downsizing, cutbacks, and layoffs. At home, we are faced with kids that are struggling with adolescence and spouses with depression. We go to … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Restoring a Relationship

Even the best of friendships can break. But, broken relationships need not stay that way. They can be mended. If one has car trouble they don’t junk the car. Or if one’s roof leaks they don’t abandon the house. Likewise, … Continue reading

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5 Actions to Strengthen Your Faith

Faith is opening our hearts to what Christ has to give; and yielding our lives to what he desires. In other words, we give our life to Christ and we receive Christ’s life in return. As we live in faith, … Continue reading

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5 Actions to Take When Your Buttons are Pushed

In our home, we have gas logs in our fireplace. To operate the gas logs, one has to turn the key that allows the natural gas to flow to the logs. Then, once the gas is turned on one has … Continue reading

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Being Wise

Child custody cases are always difficult, but this one was harder than most, because it involved determining maternity. Two women stood before the judge, each claiming that a living baby was hers. No witnesses were available, and blood tests and … Continue reading

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The Hallmark of Integrity

Integrity is a high standard of living based on a personal code of morality that doesn’t succumb to the whim of the moment or the dictates of the majority. Integrity is to personal character what health is to the body … Continue reading

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