When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

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Do you ever feel like your children are oblivious to the hours and effort you spend doing everything in the world for them? I do.   I know that my kids do watch me. In fact, I often-times think I am training parrots as my kids mimic everything they see and hear. And I quite often think I am looking at a mirror when I see how my children reflect attitudes, mannerisms, words and actions. But, sometimes, it seems like my children just don’t notice, understand or appreciate

On Attitude

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude is more than facts; it’s more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances and failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break Continue reading

Failure Is Not An Option. It’s A Necessity.

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No one likes to fail. In fact, most of us fear failure. We see failure as something that will keep us from accomplishing our goals, getting that perfect job or gaining the respect that we desire. And, much of the time, we fear that failure will ruin our reputation. Our culture tells us that failure is unacceptable. But, have you stopped to think what life would be like if you never failed at anything? So, what if we never failed? Life would be pretty sweet…wouldn’t it? We would never make mistakes and everything would always work out perfectly. But, would that really …

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I Never Knew My Dad Was A Lion Tamer

My dad has always been a hero to me.  I have always seen him as a man to respect, a man of authority and a man to fear (fear in a good way).  But, I never knew that he was a lion tamer! Several years ago, my dad was introduced to a group of young boys as a lion tamer.  Pretty exciting, huh?  I think there was some mention of the chair and whip that he used and the narrow escapes from certain death.  The young boys were captivated.  They hung on every word and wanted to hear every detail. …

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What I Believe…

“What I believe is not what I say I believe; what I believe is what I do.”

— Donald Miller
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