LEGACY GIFTING, Part 2

Christmas is that time of the year when giving is celebrated. Yet, I remember when, as a young child, I discovered there was no Jolly Old St. Nick making toys all year in the faraway North Pole.  My toy giver...

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LEGACY GIFTING, Part 1

Children are precious gifts from the Lord. The greatest legacy gift parents can give their children is to live St. Paul's parenting virtues, especially in his letter to the Philippians. Applicable to parents are: Be parents full of joy always. ...

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HAVE OR HAVE NOTS

This is the ultimate difference between contentment and discontentment. Contentment is living in abundance. Discontentment is living in scarcity. Contentment is living in - "enough is enough.” Discontentment is living in - "it is never enough.” Contentment is - "I have everything I...

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THE TRIPLE A’s

Adversity - Abundance - Appreciation Is it possible to go through life without adversity? Are learning valuable life lessons possible without adversity? In your life experience, how has adversity shaped you? With bold confidence, I proclaim adversity is vital to success in every...

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RELAX

Slow the bus down. Relax. Breath. Call Time Out. When the pace gets too fast, relax. When words flow too quickly, relax. When the conversation heats up, relax. When anger seethes, relax. These are the times that Susie and...

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THE END GAME

In my career coaching years, I discovered a valuable premise which, in turn, can be transferred to practical life. I call it THE END GAME. How was it discovered in basketball? Often when my players did not know what would be the...

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CONTENTMENT

The secret of this attitude. An elegant question from Jay Crowell: Dad, if you could visit one site in Rome what would this place be? After many trips to Italy, this wasn't an easy question for me to answer. Without a blink,...

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VALID IDENTIFICATION, Part 2

Recently one of my remarkable sisters asked me this profound question: "What made you become a Christian?" If you remember, dear sis, we both grew up with the assumed ID of not being intelligent and an outcast family. Both our...

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VALID IDENTIFICATION, Part 1

In today's culture, we are virtually helpless to operate successfully without proper identification. ID's and passwords have the potential to control our lives. Don't believe me? Here are some examples where either a driver's license, passport or credit card is needed. ...

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PAIN PRODUCES CHANGE

No discipline seems pleasant at the time but later on, however, it produces a fruit of righteousness for those who are trained by it.  One day while channel surfing a program I came across showed the devastation of not being able...

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