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Rights of Passage

We all go through them—those little (or NOT so little) agents of change. These “Rites of Passage” bring us from one season of life to another, from one stage of development to another, from one comfort zone to what will … Continue reading

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Removing the Log

I was running the vacuum cleaner last night. It wasn’t a major, thorough cleaning, just an area of carpet where someone had tracked in some mud—the kind that has dried in those little grooves in the bottom of your shoes … Continue reading

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Sit Back and Relax

Whenever you hear or see the words “just sit back and relax, this will be over in just a minute” in a doctor’s office, you’re in trouble. Every time I’ve heard a doctor say that kind of thing, it’s been … Continue reading

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Reasonable Goals

I’ve always struggled with keeping balance in my life. It comes naturally to some people, but it’s a challenge for me. Sometimes, it’s a BIG challenge. I’m a visionary. It’s the way that God wired me. I can see a … Continue reading

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The Real Fake

Here’s a news item that I stumbled upon a while back: “A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and … Continue reading

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Private Clubs

I had occasion recently to drive past the Little Rock Air Force Base. Now, to most people who live around it, driving past the base is no big deal, but as I observed the volume of traffic passing through the … Continue reading

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The Creative Punt

Sometimes, you just don’t have the right “stuff” to do what you want to do. How do you react to that painful reality? You have several options: Find the right “stuff” and proceed. Quit trying, since you don’t have what … Continue reading

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Approval Ratings, Popularity Polls and Other Lies

A growing segment of American society seems to think that “approval ratings” are the supreme standard of performance measurement for public figures. Some would even go so far as to use “approval ratings” as a sort of moral standard. According … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Cut of WHAT?

I spent a good portion of one day last weekend pruning, trimming, and negotiating with the bushes in front of my house. They were overdue for a serious cutback, having gone at least two or three years without much maintenance, … Continue reading

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Painting With a Hammer

It’s been a rough week so far, and as I write this, it’s only half over. I kicked off the week by discovering that my tool bag—the one with the tools I use in my work every day—had been stolen. … Continue reading

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