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When Nothing Is Something

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      16 comments

My favorite Christmas gift this year came from Cracker Barrel. It was a 4 x 7 black and white wall hanging of a tree without leaves standing beside a gravel path and a fence running in front of it. The caption below read ďBe still and know that ... Read more

When You Take A Good Look, What Do You See?

Monday, January 03, 2011      17 comments

Stop for a minute and ask yourself this question, how do I see myself? When I close my eyes and focus the picture, what do I see? Be honest. Most of us donít have a very positive picture, do we? Oh we have a list of readymade wonderful things ab... Read more

31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions:Day Two, Are Your Goals SMART?

Sunday, January 02, 2011      13 comments

Donít be offended, Iím not questioning your intelligence. Many years ago, when I worked for a Fortune Five I was lucky enough to teach an ongoing goal setting class. The method or process we used to teach people in setting goals was called the S... Read more

31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions: Day One

Saturday, January 01, 2011      14 comments

Iím good at many things. Being accountable to me isnít always one of them. I have the best of intentions and then something or someone gets in the way and I get derailed. I got up this morning and was trying to figure out a fun way to get myself... Read more

A New Years Wish and Message

Saturday, January 01, 2011      12 comments

If you read my blogs you know I have a daily meditation I read ... "God Calling." I have read this daily devotional since roughly 1989 and it's always seemed to speak to where I was at on that given day. Rather than ramble on and on I thought I'... Read more

The Climb

Thursday, December 30, 2010      23 comments

Thank you Miley Cyrus. I strained my left knee on December 6 and since then my workouts have been halfhearted and inconsistent. There was a part of me that was angry for getting hurt. I rushed my work out that day. I had been sitting in a c... Read more

Oh Very Young

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      19 comments

Long before they put him on the federal no fly list, back in the days when I had hair and Joan and I used to sit on the bed and pool our change to order KFC, Cat Stevens wrote a song called ďOh Very Young.Ē It crossed my mind this past week, it ... Read more

I'm Going Back To Bed......... Hopefully It Wont Break

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      18 comments

Mallory is our special needs dog. She is four and we rescued her about three years ago. She had been emotionally abused and can be very needy, especially at 3:50 AM. I know this because thatís when she woke me up this morning and yesterday morni... Read more

I'm Going Back To Bed..... Hopefully It Wont Break!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      4 comments

Mallory is our special needs dog. She is four and we rescued her about three years ago. She had been emotionally abused and can be very needy, especially at 3:50 AM. I know this because thatís when she woke me up this morning and yesterday morni... Read more

Removing The Stain of Guilt (video blog)

Monday, December 27, 2010      24 comments

Availible on you tube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=a1mMgB7s0eE... Read more

A Morning of Hope

Saturday, December 25, 2010      18 comments

Somewhere this morning someone woke up filled with hope. They raised their eyes towards the heavens and they felt the movement of the divine stir inside of them. What once was frustration and despair was replaced by a joyful expectation of thing... Read more

The Christmas Blog (I Didnt Know What Else To Call It)

Friday, December 24, 2010      15 comments

Joan and I want to wish all of you the happiest of holiday seasons. It has been a real joy to get to know all of you during the past year. In a lot of ways you are like my next door neighbors. I thank you for your support, your friendship and yo... Read more

A Perfect Day

Thursday, December 23, 2010      19 comments

I was supposed to have lunch with a client yesterday, but at the last minute he cancelled on me. Joan was at a mall ten miles away and in the midst of a shopping frenzy so I was on my own for lunch. I do not like eating alone. Thereís no one to ... Read more

If I Look Really Hard; What Do I See?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      16 comments

We celebrated Christmas at our house on Saturday. I was supposed to get a massage early Saturday morning. Laura sent me a text about six thirty telling me weíd have to reschedule, she wasnít feeling well. Joan smiled and pulled out the list she... Read more

This, That and Oh Yeah........ The Other Thing

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      23 comments

Sharing the fun and meaningless things about your life is part of creating the balance. I hope you werenít looking to be inspired today and it might be a big stretch to say you will be entertained; however, every now and then I like to write abo... Read more


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