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The Madness

Everywhere you look it seems the world has gone mad. The craziest among us get the attention, and how dare we stand up for what’s right because we are marginalizing the minority.

Yet I believe in the goodness of mankind. There is good everywhere, too. You just have to look for it. And if you can’t find it? Be good…

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Patience

It’s said that “patience is a virtue,” but I have a difficult time being patient. Yet I don’t think I’m without virtues.

My patience runs thin with ignorant, rude people. My patience’s is infinite with toddlers. Toddlers are just trying to learn how the world works. I’m trying to learn that myself!

If you struggle with patience, remember that you aren’t missing virtues. You are simply human…

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Help is Available

Mental health has been shredded during the past two years due to isolation. We are hardwired to be in relationship with each other. Anxiety and depression are up over 25%. Suicides and suicidal ideation are soaring, too.

There is help available. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety or contemplating taking your life, please call someone. Life is precious, and you can have a fulfilling life with purpose and meaning. Take the brave step and seek help. Don’t suffer in silence…

The suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255

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The Silence of Fear

Most people are living in fear of something. The genesis of fear can be traced to the past. Perhaps we have experienced loss and are afraid of losing again.

Fear remains silent because we don’t want to be seen as fearful. Facing our fears frees us from the hold the past has on us, allowing us to experience more from life.

Do you want to live fully? Face your fears and they become powerless over you…

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Repeated Failures

Did you ever try to accomplish something over and over again, simply to become frustrated and irritated? We all have.

Don’t quit. Step away from what you are doing and take a walk. Maybe a short nap is in order. You must refresh your mind and change your thinking. A solution is waiting for you, as long as you’re willing to keep going…

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Entertainers and Politics

For over 20 years, there has been a growing trend for those in the entertainment world to willingly share their views on political and societal issues. In my opinion, they may keep their opinions to themselves.

We go to concerts, movies and the theater to escape the real world for a short while. Life is still waiting for us after the show. We want the world to be right for just a couple of hours.

Only an outsized ego believes we care about the entertainer’s politics. Just my humble opinion…

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My Interview With The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton

The Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton has a remarkable humility about him. In our conversation, we discussed his calling to the ministry, his challenges getting there, the “rules of religion,” and how God has always shown up. Have you ever wondered how a pastor gives a eulogy for someone they don’t know? Or are you curious about how prayer works? It’s all there and more in our interview.

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Goal Tending

Do you set goals? Some people make New Years resolutions which are, in essence, goals. Yet they aren’t the same.

Resolutions are things you want to resolve within yourself. Perhaps it’s a behavior you wish to change.

Goals are achievement-oriented. Goals are definable, measurable, and they should stretch you to reach them. This is one of the ways we grow.

Set goals for yourself, and check your progress regularly. Then look back after a period of time and see how far you’ve progressed.

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