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“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can...read more
"Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway." -Mignon McLaughlin "Mom, where did October go?" smiled Brooke, as we were riding down the road one day. "I don't know," I smiled back. "Well, that's sad. I didn't even get to spend time with it," she...read more
"Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him." -Psalm 115:3, NIV It is Election Day and I, for one, am extremely grateful that I know God is control. It may not always look like He is, but believe me, He is. As I stood in the election line today waiting my turn...read more
"Some seek solitude to escape the world's foulness or pollution, or to avoid the discomfort of relating to others. But for the Christian, the reason to pursue quiet aloneness is different. Christianity is a secret companionship. It is the only relationship in which I...read more
"Trouble and prayer are closely related to one another. Prayer is of great value to trouble. Trouble often drives men to God in prayer, while prayer is the voice of men in trouble. There is great value in prayer in the time of trouble. Prayer often delivers one out of...read more
From the Archives of September 2012 "I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born." -Charlie Chaplan Time for...read more
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” -Dr. Seuss I'm working hard on finishing my "52 Changes in 52 Weeks," because October 11 (when I turn 53) is quickly approaching. I've got to make up for some lost time, so...read more
"Two things rob people of their peace of mind: work unfinished and work yet begun." "Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun." -Poet Christina G. Rosetti I love God. Plain, simple, life-changing truth. He speaks right when you need him...read more
"Words and hearts should be handled with care for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair." In the healing process, it is critical to "not rush the process," especially in light of a serious break. In light of this, I am re-minding...read more
Boy, when I started my 52 Weeks, 52 Changes, I had no idea how much would change. In Rock-Solid Families, I wrote a great deal about thinking change and how important it is to be flexible. Years later and I am still living those words. It's August and to many that...read more
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