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April 2017 Archives

I have spent the better part of my life believing that if you are really, really nice, people eventually will be nice in return. After having been alive for over four decades, I now realize that life doesn’t work that […]

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – John Anster We all go through periods in life in which we feel like we are in a rut. Our […]

We do not live in a peaceful world. Every day, there are news reports of conflicts all over the globe.  And even if we don’t live in a war-torn country, as individuals, we can have conflicts in our personal relationships. […]

We all seek acceptance. We all want to be loved for who we are – warts and all.  That is what we desire from each of our relationships.  What is ironic is that the very thing that we crave – […]

In our relationships, we tend to focus on the big events – weddings, birthdays, graduations, etc. Of course, those events are important. They are opportunities to celebrate the people that we care about. But if we truly want to improve […]

We make promises to other people throughout our lives. When we are young, if we get confirmed, we promise the church that we will be faithful members.  If we get married, we promise our spouse that we will love and […]