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Redefining Anxiety

Last April my wife and I had our wedding completely planned and had invited our closest friends and family to attend. But then the entire country was flipped upside down when the coronavirus began to spread. A tough call had to be made. Either to postpone our wedding or make some major changes. We decided […]

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Company of One

“If he were to double his profits, like his friend was trying to do, how much more work would be involved? How would that extra work affect his family or his life overall? Sean doesn’t want that complexity, the added stress and responsibility. He’d much rather make a great living without his work taking over […]

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How I Quit Social Media

That’s it! I’m done with Facebook. I waste so much time scrolling through posts by people I haven’t seen or talked to in years and I can’t stand all the negative political news and advertising anymore. Have you said this to yourself before? If you are like many of my friends and family you have, […]

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When Did Social Media Become Plain Old Vanilla Media?

MySpace in the early 2000’s allowed you to connect with friends you hadn’t talked to since elementary school, show off the newest music you discovered (Yellowcard), was not full of ads and algorithmic content display technology, oh and you could poke your crush… whatever that meant. Flash forward to present day. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter […]

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If Jesus Came By For Supper

If Jesus came by for supper I would make sure the house was spotless and clean, light some bee’s wax candles, load up my diffuser with my favorite essential oil mixture of orange, lemon, Virginia cedar wood, cinnamon, lavender, and peppermint, play my favorite mellow Pandora station that I’ve been curating for a decade on […]

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Something to Hold Onto

Goto college, graduate and get a good job at a big corporation, work at that job for 40-ish years, and then finally retire to travel, play golf, and read that book written by Hemmingway or somebody or other and write your memoir. You’ve probably heard this life model hundreds of times. It has been around […]

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The Common Rule

I started the day beautifully… I had a tall glass of water, drank a cup of coffee, completed ten minutes of quiet morning exercise, and then… I started reading my emails, which lead me to a YouTube video about a man that stopped a charging elephant by waving a stick, a cheetah that jumped in […]

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What I’ve Been Reading

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, by Adele Westbrook and Oscar Ratti. Picked this one up by recommendation of GM Maurice Ashley on the Tim Ferriss show. “However, in the West, the pervading theme is beginning to be: “We have, progressed from primitive and unself-unconcious participation to analytical thinking and an appreciation of awareness on the […]

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No More Excuses

I have been doing a horrible job with some of my daily habits: writing, reading my Bible, visiting and calling my friends, listening to podcasts, reading books, and much more. Why would I allow current events to cause my habits to slip? What habits, if any, have you fallen back on? Why do you think […]

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They Will Know We Are Christians

A few years ago I was shopping at my local grocery store when I bumped into a gentleman and his wife. He was wearing a shirt with a logo of the Great Lakes and because I’ve spent the majority of my life in Michigan it caught my eye. So I said hello and asked if […]