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Declutter Your Life (8/4/14)

Some friends built a new house with all of the excitement of picking out colors and appliances and deciding where to hang the toilet paper roll.

Stop Waiting (8/1/14)

The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing.” Deep down, we all know that if we want to change and grow, we need to get started. Yet we sometimes hesitate.

This could be your last day (7/31/14)

Live this day as if it will be your last.…Forget yesterday’s defeats, and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it.…All you have. Make it the best day of your year.

I Asked (7/30/14)

I asked for strength…

And God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom…

The Elephant Rope (7/29/14)

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages.

Sharks (7/28/14)

Are we always the people we want to be? I believe in love and justice, forgiveness and second chances and generosity – but I don’t always live up to the ideals I profess.

Happiness (7/25/14)

A woman named Vicki once knew a young person at church named Susan. Susan always seemed effervescent and happy, although Vicki knew she had faced struggles in her life.

Carrot - Egg - Coffee (7/24/14)

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee…You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again..

Life (7/23/14)

Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many friends you have. Or how many people call you. Or how accepted or unaccepted you are. Not about if you have plans this weekend.

Smile (7/22/14)

She smiled at a sorrowful stranger.

The smile seemed to make him feel better.
He remembered past kindnesses of a friend

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