Monthly Archives: May 2009

Bull riding, sky diving, and other godly pursuits

“I went sky diving.I went Rocky Mountain climbingI went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu.”— from Tim McGraw, “Live Life to the Fullest.”What is the one thing in life you still want to do? What’s keeping you … Continue reading

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Our time will tell

Back in 1748, Benjamin Franklin wrote to a young tradesman about the nature of money and how his friend could assuredly earn more. From this letter came one of his famous quotes, “Remember that time is money.” His admonition to … Continue reading

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Scratching the itch of ambition

“Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices, so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.” — Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies, 1711We all have an itch. It’s an itch for something different. This longing is what creates new … Continue reading

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Four fired for gossip

“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew … Continue reading

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Keep swinging for the fences

By the time he retired, Henry Aaron had broken baseball’s home run record. After 23 seasons, he had smashed 755 round trippers. Despite this success, he was keenly aware that failure was a more constant companion. After all, his lifetime … Continue reading

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Pulling weeds

One of the sure signs of spring is the presence of dandelions. Despite their yellow floral bursts, they are really noxious weeds. And doesn’t it seem that there’s always one lawn in your neighborhood that’s worse than others? That neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Pain – the gift nobody wants

“Ouch!” Flinch. Pull back your hand. Duck. These are all natural reactions to the threat of pain. No one wants to be hurt.So we avoid pain.. We deflect it. We ignore it. We mask it. Pain is nothing new – … Continue reading

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