“… I noted when she handed me the envelope that it was “un-sealed” and being a nice guy, I contained my curiosity, and didn’t investigate the contents….”

God’s little miracle….I had a very old (90 years), and dear friend (now deceased), who was a nurse with the Red Cross during WWII, and had served in Ireland for a period, as well.  She had developed a close relationship with a local church pastor in Dublin, Ireland.  In 1998, when she had heard that […]

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“…I don’t think one can “inspire” someone else to do evil. But they certainly can influence one to do evil things…”

Inspire or Influence?  Which would you prefer to part of your legacy?  Let’s just think about it for a moment.  Both are powerful tools, attributes and characteristics to have.  I’ve flirted with the effect of both to great advantage.  But, you see, I used both with the proper intention.  Meaning…. My intentions were honorable.  There […]

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“…The Death of Common Sense………..”

The Death of Common Sense……by Lori Borgman Three yards of black fabric enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. His obituary reads as follows: Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium. […]

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“…most of us come from a middle-class family life, if not…then, lower-class. And, accordingly, have found “getting ahead” to be VERY DIFFICULT….”

At EASE! This typically would mean “to relax.”  Or, take it easy; put yourself at ease; or maybe… take a break…cool it.  The problem is, though, if you are wanting to “get-ahead in life,” than there’s no time for being “at-ease.”  There is no time for taking it easy.  Now, of course, not all of […]

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“…It would be best to focus on your chosen field, even at less money, than doing what you dislike for more money….”

I have often wondered just how many people are in career paths that they don’t like, or that they are not well suited.  I’ve known many people who put forth diligently in work environments that they abhor.  You may have heard me tell the story that when I first started my career, it seemed that […]

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“…We found ourselves prostituting our bodies, our soul, and our very HEART….”

What is the status of our Heart?  Wouldn’t it be an interesting scenario if everyone, or maybe, just our Boss, or our Spouse, could KNOW the status of our Heart?  Too many of us, mind you…not all, go through our ENTIRE lives doing no more that the minimum…just enough to pass our school tests, just […]

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“….mistakenly… I was in charge of my belief…. And God was in charge of my CONVICTION….”

BELIEF vs CONVICTION.  I’ve always had a very STRONG CONVICTION that I can do, anything that I want to do…or be in life.  I’ve had that sense of inner strength for most my live-time.  Many of us, however, have a serious problem in that we’ve not accomplished ANYTHING of consequence.  It’s not a lot different […]

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“…I’m a complete failure. I hate my job, I’ve never been to Nevada; I don’t know the Atlantic from the Dead Sea; and I’ve never been fishing in my life….”

What stands between me and a successful career?  What stands between me and a successful marriage partner?  What stands between me and happiness?  What stands between me and a committed relationship with God?  What are the five most important things to me in the world?  W-O-W…that’s the easy one…it would be Sunday Football, sailing on […]

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“…Most would disagree with me, but I would even throw in Tiger Woods….”

  Which characteristic would most like to have…Foresight, or Visionary?  In having foresight… we would be adapt at providing carefully for our future, or that of others.  As a visionary… we would have an unusual keenness of foresight.  It would seem, then, that the person with visionary capabilities would be the “master” of those with […]

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“…In the market place, our careers are developed in un-equal ways; we approach our jobs, maybe, the same, yet we get different results….”

 There are some who believe that God treats everybody equally, and that we were created equally.  I don’t agree with that position, and never have.  Matthew 25:14-16 tells us clearly: “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. To […]

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