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A Smile is For Free

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      21 comments

I get eight or ten devotionals and motivations each morning and this one is always my favorite. I often pass things on or write about them dear ones because I get the feeling or intuition someone out there needs to read them. If you have the tim... Read more

Who Rules The Roost, My Mind or My Emotions

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      21 comments

Along with many of the other challenges I embrace in my life I am an emotional eater. Pick an occasion and I can find a reason to celebrate or bemoan it with food. It’s never healthy or nutritional food. Nope a change of attitude calls for a fiv... Read more

The Other Side

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      16 comments

Do you know those windows they build into bathrooms? They are frosted so you can’t see through them. You may hear laughter, excitement, maybe even some really scary stuff on the other side of them but you can’t see them. You can’t reach out to t... Read more

Turning "Cant"s Into "Cans." A Few Personal Examples

Monday, August 20, 2012      16 comments

Who tells your story? Here’s a hint: If you walk to the closest mirror and take a good hard look you will meet the author of your personal journey. It’s not mom, dad, husband, wife, or BF. It’s you. From the moment you are born there is a c... Read more

It Was A Good Day..........Really It Was :)

Friday, August 17, 2012      26 comments

Sometimes I have one of those days I just can’t help but sharing. I just returned from the gym. A Friday afternoon workout is my gift to myself. It means an extra few minutes in the hot tub and some time in the steam room and hey, hey, hey ... Read more

Maybe This You, Too? (video blog)

Friday, August 17, 2012      16 comments

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012      19 comments

A few of you have written me and asked why I end my blogs with the word “Namaste.” I thought I’d collect my thoughts and share with you the meaning the word has for me. The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark... Read more

"I'm Rubber You're Glue"

Monday, August 06, 2012      44 comments

I learned a valuable life lesson on my morning walk a few summers back. Each morning I would pass a college aged woman standing at the bus stop. She was dressed in a fast food uniform and as I passed by I would greet her with a cheerful “Good M... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Look Into My Eyes, Do They Dazzle?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012      121 comments

I consider myself a live and let live sort of guy. As a small business owner living in a very tight economy, I know you have to watch every nickel and dime and maximize every opportunity to generate revenue. It means you stay competitive in the ... Read more

Just The Way We Are

Monday, July 30, 2012      22 comments

I had just finished reading some really good insights from Sparker JENNKFIT about how advertisements (even the ones here at Spark.) are often misleading. JENNKFIT was writing about an advertisement which said you could get a bikini body before t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts That Important First Step

Sunday, July 29, 2012      72 comments

I’ve had a busy week or so. Some days it seemed like I barely had time to catch my breath and then off it was to the next exciting experience. (Honestly, there were days I wished my life had not been so exciting!!!) So, to those of you who were ... Read more

The Sacrifice of Love

Friday, July 20, 2012      56 comments

The story goes that there was a ladder suspended in space and time from a thin rope. On the ladder were twelve people, eleven men and one woman. As the ladder twisted and creaked under their weight the rope began to break. The group decided tha... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's Easy To Do But We Often Forget Our Spritual Health

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      152 comments

Jesus called them “walking graves.” They say all the “right things.” Reverent platitudes roll off their tongues but when it comes time to put their faith to a test, to do what they tell you and I WE need to do, they scurry into the woodwork li... Read more

Who's Your Spark? (video blog)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      16 comments

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Making A Commitment To Life

Friday, July 06, 2012      22 comments

Years ago, the motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar defined commitment this way "When you want to understand committing yourself to something look at a plate of bacon and eggs. The chicken made a contribution, the pig made a commitment." ... Read more

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