Think About It

You are only young once. You can be immature forever. Growing older does not mean you are growing up. Aging is mandatory. Improving takes work. Some people have 30 years of experience. Others have 1 year of experience 30 times. Life is hard. Being dumb makes it harder. That’s Will Rogers for you. So, in […]

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All You Need is Love

Well, maybe it’s not all you need, but it’s certainly the first thing you need. Robert Putnam is a sociologist (I love these people) who understands the power of love and the dangers of isolation, loneliness, and lacking the love of a community. In his research, Putnam found that, “if you belong to no groups […]

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So What’s Behind This?

In 23 years time (1988–2011), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured a 400% increase in antidepressant use. In the last four decades of the 20th century, in America . . . Our divorce rate doubled Teen suicide tripled Violent crime quadrupled The prison population quintupled Out-of-wedlock births sextupledCohabitation septupled One of my […]

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Finished With Low Living

I came across this declaration recently. It is by Sister Ann Shields, a well-known Roman Catholic speaker, evangelist, and leader. I really liked it. I think you will, too. I am finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, frivolous living, selfish giving, and dwarfed goals . […]

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The Backward Look

The 20-20 Hindsight of Heaven (and Hopefully of Maturity on Earth) Life is lived forward but understood backward. I value that insight from Kierkegaard. In the moment, we rarely understand the significance of what we just did and said, nor the ripples that are set in motion. In the moment, we rarely discern the work […]

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