Has it changed?

Casualties included civilians.

Casualties included civilians.

It’s been over 150 years since the conflict began. The hatred, the self-righteousness, the fanatics.

Kind of silly to be fighting over the same issues in a third millennium.

“Can’t we all just get along?”

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B-flat or A-sharp?

Set the tone

Set the tone

As a leader, it’s up to you to set the tone of your organization.

And not to overuse musical terms, but is it upbeat or a downbeat?

Does it need a tune up?


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A sweeping view of heroes gone.
A sweeping view of heroes gone.

Where do you feel safe?

Do you have a safe for your valuables? How about a safe room in the event of a storm? Do you live in an area where there are safe zones established for victims of domestic violence?

Does this make you afraid to leave your own house? I have friends who experience anxiety and do feel safer within the walls of their house. But that’s no way to live.

I have a friend struggling after a divorce. He’s several hundred miles away and I don’t feel like I can offer help.

The men and women above may have been afraid, but they left the confines of their safe place to serve a higher calling.

Go out and find your higher calling. Just be safe out there. :)

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” Albert Einstein

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What do you see?

 When you walk in to your job/office/room/store, what do you notice first?

Do the clouds obscure your view or does the magnitude of the vista help you appreciate the space you occupy on the timeline of life?

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Harsh reality vs. false hope

The truth doesn't change.

The truth doesn’t change.

Saw a picture online once. It said something to the effect “Some people need a high-five . . . to the face . . . with a hammer.”

I’m not advocating violence. But some people need a reality check. And by that, I mean a dose of truth.

If you are asking a question of someone and you already know the answer they are going to give (knowing their honest answer will be truthful) and you still get upset at the answer, what does that say about you?

Truth doesn’t change or else it wouldn’t be true.

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We are still going to die.

We are still going to die.

Faith, finances, fitness, family.

All are important. How do you rank them? What gets priority?

Type these into an internet search and you’re likely to find adding friends, fun and future.

In the end, we will still pass on. It’s what we do during the “-” that matters.

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Cancer update



It’s 4+ years since the initial diagnosis.

Still no sign of cancer. It doesn’t mean it’s not lurking in the shadows. But I’ll take it for now.

Of all the diseases in the world, there is probably no other disease that has affected so many people. Here in the United States, we had the sixth highest number of new cancer diagnoses, with 318 cases per 100,000 people. (2012 statistics according to World Cancer Research Fund International)

May God help us find a cure to this and all diseases.

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