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September 2015 Archives

Most of us feel unappreciated at one time or another. Perhaps we work hard to meet the needs of others, and then we don’t receive a “thank you.” Or maybe we hope for a compliment for a job well done. […]

Getting a good start in the morning is the difference between having a mentally and physically good day and a terrible day. Unfortunately, starting your day off the right way isn’t as easy as it sounds. If it was, we’d […]

We all do things to extend our life expectancy. We exercise. We eat “super foods” and watch our weight. We take vitamins. All told, we give a lot of effort to increase the number of our days on this earth. […]

Popular wisdom discourages us from looking back in time. For example, the oft-cited quote from Bil Keane is, “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” I would argue that the […]

People have been trying to figure out the key to happiness probably as long as humans have walked the earth. Today, I will toss my two cents into that discussion. In order to be happy, I believe that we need […]

Every so often I become a current events junkie. This happens particularly during election campaigns. When we are electing a president, I feel the need to be on top of the news at all times. It doesn’t help that we […]

Last week, CNN posted a wonderful story about a lost sheep named “Chris” – http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/03/asia/sheep-record-wool-shearer/. Chris was found roaming wild outside the Australian capital of Canberra. Sheep typically are sheared once a year, but when they found Chris, his coat […]

Sometimes we know exactly what God’s purpose is for our lives. We have heard that still small voice inside our hearts, and we know what it is that we our called to do. And yet, we wait to do anything […]

My daughter recently went on a camping trip in Alaska. The tour group she traveled with was very careful not to tamper with nature or otherwise leave behind any evidence of their time in the wilderness (think no litter, campfire […]