Monthly Archives: May 2017

4 Realities for Responding to Change

Change is real. It need not be our foe. It can be our friend. At a party, three months before my daughter was born, I calmly remarked, “Having this baby will not change my life.” Momentary silence was followed by an … Continue reading

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What Are Your Priorities?

An instructor at a seminar placed a wide-mouthed gallon jar on a table. Next to the jar were a number of fist-sized rocks. He asked the group, “How many of these rocks do you think we can get inside this … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Self-Control

Greg took up golf. One day when he was playing even worse than usual, he decided to explain his predicament to his teen-age caddy. “I took up golf to practice self-control,” Greg said. The youngster rolled his eyes and replied, … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Express Value

How can you show value to your spouse? Here are three ways to show your spouse how much they mean to you. Appreciation. William James said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” A biblical proverb … Continue reading

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4 Truths God Says About You

A student in architecture entered a nationwide contest for building design. Judged by a panel of architects, her design received Honorable Mention. She was utterly depressed. She believed hers was the best design. At lunch on the last day of … Continue reading

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4 Facts About Our Heavenly Home

Almost home. After ten days, twenty-three restaurants, four castles, seven cathedrals, one art museum, eleven taxi rides, two trains, three bus tours, one theater, and 459 miles of walking the streets of London and the countryside of England, I’m almost … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Communicate Love

Love is never easy. Love involves the ability to see clearly and keep on loving.  It is loving, the verb, not love, the noun, that provides the staying power of any relationship.  Loving must be practiced everyday. Why? Sooner or … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Truth

Picture a courtroom. A woman stands before judge and jury, placing one hand on the Bible and the other in the air, makes a pledge. With God as her helper, she will “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible

    Philip Knight had a crazy idea in the early 1960s. He decided to sell imported running shoes from the back of his station wagon in Portland, Oregon. As an auditor he was financially astute and figured he could … Continue reading

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