YOU MAKE ME BRAVE

CRUCIAL QUESTIONS Are you brave? If yes, how? Are you brave? If no, why not? Football legend coach Vince Lombardi said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Aristotle said, “If you want to be brave do brave things.” It is my opinion, brave acts...

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TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN

“Do something special.” It is absolutely amazing the difference there is when one decides to, “have not a good day, but a great day.” Today I decide, to make today a Great Day. The question I ask myself, “how can I make...

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HAD ENOUGH YET, AMERICA?

Where is the hope? Years ago an international student from a country suffering terrorism and killings told me, “Once terrorism and killing start, it is virtually impossible to stop.” On Fox News, an articulate student pleaded with his fellow Americans,...

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HOPE, AN ANTIDOTE FOR DEPRESSION

"Hope is the anchor to our souls.” In my former career as a marriage and family counselor, I faced a monumental counseling challenge. A young, deeply depressed, divorced mother came to me. Being new to the profession, 1971 to 1975, listening to...

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WHEN INTELLECT & EMOTIONS COLLIDE

"Life stands still when head and heart disagree." The must see movie, Risen, took me back to the most difficult, challenging decision of my young life. Like the centurion soldier who protected Herod, I  came to a fork in the...

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DEPRESSION DIAGNOSIS

The single most obvious evidence of depression is lack of energy and passion for life. The single greatest indicator of health is a life with an abundance of energy and passion for living. The remarkable movie, WIND RIVER, has...

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WIN IS A CHOICE

The win begins with the decision to know you can and will win. A win is in the preparation. Preparation builds confidence. Confidence promotes high-level performances. The photo of the horse and dog is worth thousands of words. Study...

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LOVE TRUMPS ALL

One of my favorite hobbies is playing cards with friends. Bridge, Hearts, Pinochle, Casino, 10 To 1, Rummy and Cribbage are all card games I like.  Knowledge of the game rules is the first step to being a winner. Card smarts...

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FOUND GUILTY

Is there enough evidence to find you guilty? Years ago an excellent public speaker challenged a large audience with this profound statement. If it were a crime to be a Christian would you be found guilty? Not guilty shouted the atheist! Not...

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DETACHMENT LIFE PRINCIPLE

Crowell’s Fourth Spiritual Pillar Detachment Truth is the 4th foundation of St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercise Theology. Every Jesuit priest is taught to exercise this foundational principle in their life, daily. As the founder of the Jesuit movement over 1400 universities throughout...

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