Happy Twenty Twenty Two? Yes, With Forward Motion

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect” ― Alan Cohen Forward motion is not what comes to mind describing the last two years.  Lockdowns, hindrances, interruptions, and constant adjustments have taken an emotional toll on all of us and have tried to define us. This was one […]

Can Calm And Tumultuous Define The Same Year?

“Nothing conquers the chaos around me like the calm assurance that I am at peace with God”  – Ron Brackin Dear Friends and Family, It has been a couple of years since I did an annual recap.  I almost skipped this year, giving into the lurking sense of uncertainty, but then I began to recount […]

Why Christmas Is More Than A Festive Holiday

“Christmas isn’t just a temporal celebration or the memory of a beautiful (event); Christmas is more … Christmas is an encounter!” – Pope Francis The season of Advent is upon us.  A season of expectation leading up to Christmas Day. But what are we expecting?  I am going to avoid ragging about the pressure current […]

Five Essential Factors To Gain Forward Motion – Getting Unstuck

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein It is time for forward motion.  We have cringed, sat quietly, and hidden far too long.  What better season to throw off the lethargy than the one of gratitude and thanksgiving.  It’s time for some common sense. Recently I […]

Three Key Lessons From The Virus – Efficiency- Rest – Gratitude

“I can see how, gradually, I began choosing efficiency over everything. Even the things that I knew deep in my bones were worthy of my time” – Joanna Gaines – Magnolia Journal – Spring 2021 As I was recovering from my COVID encounter in August, I learned three key lessons.  This occurred as I took […]

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Reflections On 9/11 – Hope Twenty Years After Devastation And Betrayal

It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her … For those thousands in […]

Three Lessons To Employ When It All Falls Apart – Fly The Plane!

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. – Solomon Some principles are timeless and work across […]

Fascinating Read: In Search of God and Guinness, Stephen Mansfield

“I do not know when I became a lover of history”. – In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  A few years ago, I read the book, In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  Introducing the book, Mr. Mansfield makes the statement “I do not know when I became a lover of history”.  The […]

A Safe Place – Where And When Did You Last Feel Safe?

The world can only seem a safe place when we feel safe inside. – Agapi Stassinopoulos “Where And When Did You Last Feel Safe?” was asked recently in a writer’s workshop.  Challenged to describe a safe place in a twelve-minute free-form writing exercise, I was pleasantly surprised where I went. I found myself on my […]