PRAYING THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO PRAY (2/2)

by admin March 6, 2014

I won’t lie, I didn’t feel good about it.  I was ideally praying that I didn’t want to pray.  … But I believe that is ok.  Prayer is not suppose to be pretty all of the time.  Many times we can’t see all of the things we need to be grateful for.  Other times we have a very heavy, uncompassionate […]

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PRAYING THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO PRAY (1/2)

by admin February 27, 2014

I’ve prayed just about every night of my life, dating back as early as I can remember.  It is a practice my mom started with me, praying a common prayer before I went to bed as a child.  I remember praying through elementary school, Jr. high, high school, college and beyond, every night.  Did I miss some… to […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (3/5)

by admin February 23, 2014

Maybe it was a special occasion I wanted to tell someone how proud of them I was, or simply tell someone I am there for them if they need someone to talk to.  I remember, a man I knew who lost his wife to aggressive cancer, and ended up giving the ugly at his wife’s funeral […]

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IT IS NOT FREEDOM (2/2)

by admin February 20, 2014

Therefore, I think many people mix up freedom with escapism. There are healthy ways to exercise our freedom, which doesn’t include running away from our issues.  The unfortunate fact is that many of our “escapism” tools become rooted in our brain chemically, and before too long they become our “go to” choice of ignoring what we need […]

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IT IS NOT FREEDOM (1/2)

by admin February 13, 2014

Through human development, we have times in our lives, where we want to explore and find more freedom.  It could be around two years of age, when we are fully mobile and want to go into rooms which are off limits, or leave mom or dad’s side to explore a new area of the park.  It could […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (5/5)

by admin February 6, 2014

3.  REPAY.  As I mark 40 years I’ve been living on this earth, I have to notice that I owe so much to so many people.  My parents, relatives, friends, teachers, and a list including many more have all added to my growth, and downright survival.  Food, love, education and opportunities were not created by me, but were created […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (4/5)

by admin January 30, 2014

2.  REFRESH AND REWRITE.  Everyday is a new day to start new… I know you’ve heard this one before.  You might have heard it so many times, you’ve overlooked the fact that it is true.  I know I have.  We all have to understand that “change” does not happen over time.  It happens in an instant.  Many times it just takes us […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (2/5)

by admin January 16, 2014

I remembered back 20 years ago when I really started rolling in my business, wanting to one day do what I get to do today fulltime.  Twenty years ago I traveled overseas for the first time, and ever since, I’ve continued to add new places and cultures to my list. I met my girlfriend, who is now […]

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FORTY YEAR OLD CHECK UP (1/5)

by admin January 9, 2014

As I came up on my 40th birthday in January 2014, I had no choice but to assess my life.  I think many of us, especially in western cultures do this as a rite of passage as we approach and pass ages which end in zeros.  I vaguely remember turning 10, as that was the first “double digit” […]

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THE PRIZE FOR STAYING THE SAME…(Part 2)

by admin August 8, 2013

But, once again, in the short term it may not be.  I’ll say it again, staying the same with everyone in your life, in each of your roles and in situation to situation does not not save you from all short term pain.  It will stretch you, bend you and even might cause a small tear… but […]

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