Independence Day!

Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and introspective Independence Day this 4th of July 2015!

Enjoy this mash-up of symbols that represent this great country and the following prayer issued in the Senate in 1861 just after the start of the Civil War!

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1861 (July 4), Senate Prayer

The following prayer was offered by Rev. Byron Sunderland, D.D.Almighty and everlasting God, be not angry ...

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Back to the Future

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the blockbuster film Back to the Future.  This film, along with the television show Family Ties, helped establish Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) as a household name, and forever burned into the minds of  a generation the images of a DeLorean sports car and a wild (in both personality and hair)  Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd.  The intriguing aspect of this story line is that our actions, however small can have ...

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Dare To Do

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Becoming Overcomers

Oftentimes we go through life moving at a very fast pace.  Sometimes along the road we see warning signs of obstacles ahead in our path, but more often, they just appear out of nowhere.  It might be a section of “unpaved road” that is very rough and bumpy, maybe it’s a dead end?! Sometimes it looms large like a mountain that must be climbed. When faced with seemingly impossible obstacles like this what do you do?  Do you have obstacles ...

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Walls

Good morning😊, today’s post will be one on history about one of my favorite U.S. Presidents.

On this day in 1987, Ronald Reagan told Mikael Gorbachev in a speech while visiting Berlin, to “tear down this wall”, referencing of course the Berlin Wall, which became the symbol of oppression and communism during the “Cold War”.

 

 

imageWalls are built for protection, privacy, comfort, and security.  Sometimes they are built to hide secrets, for confinement, ...

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Saddle up!

Today is the anniversary of the great  John Wayne’s death.  I wanted to pull a quote from him to motivate you today.

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”–John Wayne

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Graduation!

056If your children go to school in North America this is the season of graduation!  This is one of the most lauded achievements for most young people in their lives.

This weekend and last, we have been celebrating my daughter Rosalind’s graduation from High School.  We hosted a party at our house last Saturday which saw 168 friends and family members pass through our doors that afternoon. This Saturday is the commencement ...

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Before and After

 

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Before                                                          After

We have all seen the images. Two pictures of the same young person, one with severe acne the other without. Maybe it is two pictures of the same room one before renovation the ...

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Anniversaries!

Today is June 4th, 2015.  It also happens to be the 21st anniversary for my lovely wife Erica and me.  Erica is a woman of great beauty, wisdom, and talent.  She is a gifted writer, an inspiring speaker, an effective teacher, and a devoted friend. She is a wonderful mother to four delightful children, and my partner in life.

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Where the Action is Going to be

Tonight just just happens to be opening night for the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup playoffs!  So, I picked a quote from Wayne Gretzky to get you thinking about your next step toward your goals!

image I hope this outlook motivates and inspires you.  If you get a chance to catch some of the action during the Stanley Cup finals do so.  The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning are two very good teams this ...

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