Appreciating Others

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Re-posted from August 2012. Dale Carnegie, in his book, “How to Win Friends & Influence People” wrote: One of the most neglected virtues of our daily existence is appreciation. I wonder why that is? You would think the virtue of appreciation would be tantamount in our dealings with others, as we ourselves crave it so […]

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Choose To Be Happy

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Reprint from April 2012.   Did you know that happiness is a choice? It really is! Now I’m sure someone’s saying, “Hold on a minute, you’re telling me that if I lose my job, or if I lose money in the stock market, or if I find out I’m sick and may not have many […]

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The Peace of God

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It seems like I’ve been going through one trial after another lately without relief. As a matter of fact one of them is still front and center in my life, and it’s had a heck of a hold on me. I’ve prayed for peace, I’ve asked others to pray for me as well, and it […]

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The Warrior Poet

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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the warrior poet, and what it means to be a warrior poet.  I wrote a poem a while back that I believe speaks to this calling.  It’s about being a spiritual warrior and the sometimes lonely path it leads you down.   THE WARRIOR POET Gazing unto the […]

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Accepting Trials

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I could probably write a book on this topic, but I am going to try and narrow it down to a simple post. I am glad at this point in my life that God has helped me to grow beyond the proclivity to spend days and days upon the pity pot when trials hit my […]

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