Monthly Archives: November 2013

What path are you on?

Having seen the movie Ender’s Game for a second time now, I have to stop and think about what role we play in our own world:  Colonel Graff or Ender Wiggin? “We won … that’s all that matters.” – Col Graff … Continue reading

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There is always a reason

I always wondered why God left Jacob’s family in Egypt when he knew that they would get dumped on, abused, and turned into slaves, necessitating the miraculous rescue through the Red Sea. They could have left before it turned bad: … Continue reading

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Like father, like son?

In Genesis 12, God called Abram and his wife Sarai (later renamed as Abraham and Sarah) out of Haran (probably somewhere in the area we now call Northern Syria) and sent them westward and then south through the land of … Continue reading

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I Am A Veteran

I am battle weary. I cry for my comrades lost in battle. I hold my family close. I have memories that haunt me day and night. I fought to keep my country free. I am proud of my country’s might. … Continue reading

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Make a joyful noise!

Many times in the Bible, God tells us to celebrate and to sing and be happy.  Even in the stodgy books like Deuteronomy, it commands us to celebrate: You shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your … Continue reading

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What color are your glasses?

We all look at the world around us through some kind of glasses.  Some are rose-colored, some are sunglasses, and some try to correct our vision in some way. Ok … we don’t all wear glasses, but there is something … Continue reading

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Where’s the box?

Two of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Ok, if … Continue reading

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How does anyone take spam emails seriously?

I get dozens of emails every day.  I’m on a lot of mailing lists — technical newsletters, leadership blogs, and notices from banks, credit cards, my church, and other valid sources of information.  I get advertising from various stores that … Continue reading

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Success is … not forgetting the basics

The famous quote attributed to Thomas Edison popped into my mind when reading another blog:  “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”  The common interpretation is that there is a lot of work between coming up with an idea and … Continue reading

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Do you know how to read a book?

I’ve been reading now for about 46 years … lots of books — textbooks, novels, nonfiction, magazines, journals, papers … and I thought I knew how.  As I was listening to Michael Hyatt‘s podcast “How to read a nonfiction book” … Continue reading

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