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The Pathway No One Knew Was There!

When talking about the weather, not much is for sure. About all we can count on is the sun rising in the east, making a slow journey across the sky, then setting in the west. Every other aspect of the weather is changeable and often unpredictable. Weather patterns change, sometimes almost hour by hour, and some days we like the […]

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What Happens When Your Boat Capsizes?

You are sailing along tending to your business when all of a sudden “out of the blue” comes a storm that capsizes your boat, messes up your well laid out plans, tosses your cherished comforts into the raging seas, and leaves you feeling helpless in the grip of the storm. You find out that your employer is going out of […]

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Every Tapestry Has Two Sides!

Think back to your childhood. One evening you and a friend were lying out in your backyard in the damp green grass looking up at the starlit night and dreaming about the lives that were ahead of you. You had visions for a wonderful life, filled with health, happiness, and prosperity. In the 1950s this concept of the “American Dream” […]

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Who Is Your Cup filled With?

Our lives are guided by what is and is not acceptable behavior. These cultural norms are the standards we live by. They are the shared expectations that guide the behavior of people within social groups. How you interact with a co-worker of the opposite sex is different from how you interact with your spouse, or at least it should be. […]

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The Calm Before The Storm

Picture yourself sitting on your back porch on a nice spring evening enjoying a glass of wine while listening to the birds sing and the breeze gently whistling through the leaves. It is a lovely and relaxing moment. Suddenly everything goes quiet. The birds stop singing and the leaves are no longer rustling. It gets eerily calm and silent. Soon […]

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Where Is Your Table For Two?

You have gathered with your family to celebrate your mother’s 80th birthday. There are 25 people in the room, all trying to hold multiple conversations at the same time, the television is way too loud, and the neighbor’s dog is incessantly barking. You are at a concert and the music is so loud that you cannot even talk to the […]

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You Have A Safety Net!

Do you find yourself in a situation where you feel squeezed? You feel like you have run out of options. You have done everything in your power to remedy the situation but you keep coming up empty. You have used up all your get out of jail free cards but you still feel trapped. It feels like you are free […]

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The Unsafe Dilapidated House

We all like those places of safety. As a child, the first place you probably wanted to run to when you were afraid was into your parents arms. Those big arms wrapped around you offered a safe haven in the face of fear. As a young boy, I loved to build hideouts out of plywood, dirt and tree branches with […]

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Catch The Trade Winds In Your Sails

Today we want to share a prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake. He is said to have prayed this as he was getting ready to depart off the west coast of South America during his voyage around the world in 1577. DISTURB US, LORD, Sir Francis Drake Disturb us, Lord, when We are too pleased with ourselves, When our dreams […]

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Two Equals Ten

Today we want offer you some food for thought. So often we get bogged down with the Ten Commandments, many times for no other reason than it is hard to remember all ten. There are lots of other excuses we often use, but remembering all ten is often near the top of the list. And if you cannot recite all […]

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