TRICK OR TREAT

5 BILLION spent on Halloween each year; the second biggest money making celebration of the year. Who said capitalism is dead? 2000 years ago the Celts believed they could talk with the visiting dead. The invading Romans turned this Irish...

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THE MASTER WITHIN

St. Augustine, a fourth-century theologian, and philosopher was considered one of the most respected followers of the Master of all masters. He influenced his many followers to learn to discover The Master Within. His inner reception of Christ's light became...

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FEAR FACTOR, Part 1

Surveys indicate some of our most fearful times are public speaking, heights, the unknown and death. Do you relate? It is said we all have some distress, fright of something happening to cause pain, danger or threat (real or imagined). The...

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How high is high? How low is low?

Unless you know how low is low, knowing how high is high is not possible. My life experience tells me rock bottom is the low of lows. It is impossible to go lower than rock bottom. At rock-bottom, two...

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PERSONAL GUARANTEE

Imagine making a blanket guarantee that all things, meaning everything in your life, will work out for good!  Consider this life guarantee written by St. Paul who was beheaded at the end of his life: All things will work out for...

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FORGIVENESS REALITY

Forgiveness asking is one of the world's most important, yet least understood and practiced success principles. What makes it so difficult to ask forgiveness? What are the four best words you can say to restore conflict that is impossible for so...

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THE SUN AND THE MOON

These exceptional photos of a sunrise on Scout Lake, OR, and a moon-glowing night there as well, are perfect reminders we can count on day turning to night and later night turning to day. No matter our present situation,...

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AUTHENTIC POWER

Internal combustion - Internal motivation. Gottlieb Daimler is known as the founder of the internal combustion engine. This engine was a game changer in the world of automobiles and trucks. The magic of this invention is that he captured...

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WHEN LIFE HURTS

Have you been turned upside down?  Or, perhaps, it really is right side up!  In essence, that is what suffering does to us.  It can make us stop, look, feel, grow; or it can make us go in reverse,...

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WALKING IN ANOTHER’S SHOES

Often we say, "I know exactly how you feel!"   But do we really?  It takes much connecting with another person before really understanding him or her.   That is what empathy is.  It is placing yourself in another's position.  It is...

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