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How Long is a Lifetime?

We all have said the phrase “in my lifetime” especially when we were younger. Lifetimes always seem like an eternity. Where time is boundless and abundant. Excuses and delays are easily attached to doing something at some point in a lifetime. Tonight, I get to address a graduating class from the grammar school I graduated from 51 years ago. Their ceremony was postponed due to the...

We Are a Reflection of Our Travels

This past weekend, my wife and I had the joy of being with three different couples at different times. All close in our lives, where none of the couples knew each other. They all came from different walks of life. Different experiences. Different joys and sorrows. What I found interesting is that our conversations with each were different. While they all shared the intimacy of our friendship, the...

The See Saw & Sandbox

Not knowing what playgrounds are like today, I can only think back to my youth. How much I enjoyed the thrill of being high on a see saw and the joy of creating things with sand in a sandbox. Especially when the sand was wet. Today, I can’t help but think that a see saw is a great metaphor for a lot of what we are experiencing in life today. Where most discussions lead to the seats on a see...

The Secret of Focus

The concept of focus is often explained by our experience with photography. Whenever we try to take a picture we always worry about focus. Misleading by implying that focus is both easy and singular. Especially now that auto-focusing is a common feature. Focus in life is much different than in photography. While it always leads to a singular item, that item or focus could change throughout our...

Pushing Through

I can’t do this. Not today. Maybe tomorrow. It’s on my to do list. I will get to it. Someday, I would like to…… I know we need to do this. Maybe. Too busy. Not now. And so on…… Pushing through is a simple concept that we generally avoid. Deadlines force us to push through. Short of deadlines, we are never taught the skill of pushing through. What I recently...

This Will Happen

Storytelling is an art, so we believe. Only screen or novel writers possess the skill. Perhaps advertisers and marketing experts. But never do we consider ourselves to be storytellers. But what happens when we make excuses, give our opinion, defend our belief, or craft a plan for action? Without any training, we tell a story for each of these. Stories we create to make ourselves look or feel good...

What Do Words Mean?

I have challenged myself to read a book that I would consider difficult reading. It is in the area of philosophy and theology. Areas that I do not have a lot of background. Forced to look up the meaning of words that I was not familiar with led me to a surprise. That common words can have a much deeper meaning than I thought. Communion, I thought, was the act of receiving the body and blood of...

Which is Harder?

To love or to forgive? Be patient or outspoken? Persist or to stay busy? Create or consume? Endure or change direction? Be responsible or to blame? Hide or be truthful? Share or avoid? Build or dream? We were never taught to choose or reflect. For we quickly cling to who we are. Making everything else an impossibility left for others to choose as the basis for the stories we tell ourselves. Can...

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