A Good Man Like Him

There are days when you’re so caught up in life you forget there is an eventuality running to you. One that no man, woman or child can successfully sidestep when it catches up to you.  No one knows when.  Only that it will.  Today, an old friend passed away.  He’d been sick for a while, so it wasn’t unexpected.  But the news of his death brought back so many fond memories.  He was a good man.  A fine father, spiritual brother and mentor.  He was a father figure to me. The last time I saw him was several years ago, and I told him I loved him.  Those were my…
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Live With Intent

The average lifespan in the United States is now almost 79 years. Since it’s an average, that means some will live longer, and some shorter, but most will pass along before they reach 80. Consider your age for a moment. Subtract that from 79. Think about it. Now, what will you do about it? Time is precious, and life is a miracle. Our individual lives are invaluable compared to an average statistic. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter much, or people who don’t value you. Give yourself permission to let go of any pain from the past. Do your best to make the most of today and be…
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Living Life in The In-Between

But life doesn’t give a shit. Life moves on even while we live in the past. We can’t undo what’s done already. Yesterday is no more. If we hang on to yesterday, we’re trying to live in the past and squandering the present and what may be for our future. You will make mistakes. That’s part of life’s journey. When you do, rectify them as soon as and as best as you can, and move on. Though some will try to hold you to your past, it’s up to you to let it go.

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The One Thing They Won’t Forget

There are some experiences in life that just stick with you. One of mine came courtesy of Victor, my friend VJ's dad, who had become something of a father figure to me. One morning when we were out early morning preaching to people on the streets (we were Jehovah's Witnesses), Victor decided it was a good time to teach me, my friend Danny, and his two boys VJ and Paul a life lesson. He waved us over enthusiastically and said "Hey, I want to show you guys something. But before I do, think about this. What's the most precious thing you have?" Victor was good at making us think about…
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45 Seconds To Wonderful! – or 60 if you read slow

What is "wonderful"? Have you experienced it? I believe it's the purest feeling of good we can have or give to someone else. More than simply good, it is wonder "full", much more than we ever expected. While sitting among the memorial tombs and gravestones I began to sense humbly the shortness of life. It became clearer to me that our life is limited only to the extent we engage in it. Even if born into unfortunate circumstances, we can - if we muster up the determination, live a life of meaning and effectiveness. The people in those graves are absent physically, but the fullness of their being is felt in…
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Life – Ride It!

Life comes at us with a relentless voracity intent to destroy us - or make us more than we ever imagined we could be. Thing is, life doesn’t care what happens to you. It just keeps plowing ahead. If you do little to affect life’s force, be content with the mediocrity it will bring. That’s ok if that’s what you want. If you’d rather stand up to life and say “hell no!”, then you have a fighting chance! A chance to take life by the reins and ride it as you see fit! We can compare life to breaking in an untamed colt. If you mount life timidly, it will…
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A Good Man Like Him

There are days when you’re so caught up in life you forget there is an eventuality running to you. One that no man, woman or child can successfully sidestep when it catches up to you.  No one knows when.  Only that it will.  Today, an old friend passed away.  He’d been sick for a while, so it wasn’t unexpected.  But the news of his death brought back so many fond memories.  He was a good man.  A fine father, spiritual brother and mentor.  He was a father figure to me. The last time I saw him was several years ago, and I told him I loved him.  Those were my…
Read More

Live With Intent

The average lifespan in the United States is now almost 79 years. Since it’s an average, that means some will live longer, and some shorter, but most will pass along before they reach 80. Consider your age for a moment. Subtract that from 79. Think about it. Now, what will you do about it? Time is precious, and life is a miracle. Our individual lives are invaluable compared to an average statistic. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter much, or people who don’t value you. Give yourself permission to let go of any pain from the past. Do your best to make the most of today and be…
Read More

Living Life in The In-Between

But life doesn’t give a shit. Life moves on even while we live in the past. We can’t undo what’s done already. Yesterday is no more. If we hang on to yesterday, we’re trying to live in the past and squandering the present and what may be for our future. You will make mistakes. That’s part of life’s journey. When you do, rectify them as soon as and as best as you can, and move on. Though some will try to hold you to your past, it’s up to you to let it go.

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The One Thing They Won’t Forget

There are some experiences in life that just stick with you. One of mine came courtesy of Victor, my friend VJ's dad, who had become something of a father figure to me. One morning when we were out early morning preaching to people on the streets (we were Jehovah's Witnesses), Victor decided it was a good time to teach me, my friend Danny, and his two boys VJ and Paul a life lesson. He waved us over enthusiastically and said "Hey, I want to show you guys something. But before I do, think about this. What's the most precious thing you have?" Victor was good at making us think about…
Read More

45 Seconds To Wonderful! – or 60 if you read slow

What is "wonderful"? Have you experienced it? I believe it's the purest feeling of good we can have or give to someone else. More than simply good, it is wonder "full", much more than we ever expected. While sitting among the memorial tombs and gravestones I began to sense humbly the shortness of life. It became clearer to me that our life is limited only to the extent we engage in it. Even if born into unfortunate circumstances, we can - if we muster up the determination, live a life of meaning and effectiveness. The people in those graves are absent physically, but the fullness of their being is felt in…
Read More

Life – Ride It!

Life comes at us with a relentless voracity intent to destroy us - or make us more than we ever imagined we could be. Thing is, life doesn’t care what happens to you. It just keeps plowing ahead. If you do little to affect life’s force, be content with the mediocrity it will bring. That’s ok if that’s what you want. If you’d rather stand up to life and say “hell no!”, then you have a fighting chance! A chance to take life by the reins and ride it as you see fit! We can compare life to breaking in an untamed colt. If you mount life timidly, it will…
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There are days when you’re so caught up in life you forget there is an eventuality running to you. One that no man, woman or child can successfully sidestep when it catches up to you.  No one knows when.  Only that it will.  Today, an old friend passed away.  He’d been sick for a while, so it wasn’t unexpected.  But the news of his death brought back so many fond memories.  He was a good man.  A fine father, spiritual brother and mentor.  He was a father figure to me. The last time I saw him was several years ago, and I told him I loved him.  Those were my…
The average lifespan in the United States is now almost 79 years. Since it’s an average, that means some will live longer, and some shorter, but most will pass along before they reach 80. Consider your age for a moment. Subtract that from 79. Think about it. Now, what will you do about it? Time is precious, and life is a miracle. Our individual lives are invaluable compared to an average statistic. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter much, or people who don’t value you. Give yourself permission to let go of any pain from the past. Do your best to make the most of today and be…

But life doesn’t give a shit. Life moves on even while we live in the past. We can’t undo what’s done already. Yesterday is no more. If we hang on to yesterday, we’re trying to live in the past and squandering the present and what may be for our future. You will make mistakes. That’s part of life’s journey. When you do, rectify them as soon as and as best as you can, and move on. Though some will try to hold you to your past, it’s up to you to let it go.

There are some experiences in life that just stick with you. One of mine came courtesy of Victor, my friend VJ's dad, who had become something of a father figure to me. One morning when we were out early morning preaching to people on the streets (we were Jehovah's Witnesses), Victor decided it was a good time to teach me, my friend Danny, and his two boys VJ and Paul a life lesson. He waved us over enthusiastically and said "Hey, I want to show you guys something. But before I do, think about this. What's the most precious thing you have?" Victor was good at making us think about…
What is "wonderful"? Have you experienced it? I believe it's the purest feeling of good we can have or give to someone else. More than simply good, it is wonder "full", much more than we ever expected. While sitting among the memorial tombs and gravestones I began to sense humbly the shortness of life. It became clearer to me that our life is limited only to the extent we engage in it. Even if born into unfortunate circumstances, we can - if we muster up the determination, live a life of meaning and effectiveness. The people in those graves are absent physically, but the fullness of their being is felt in…
Life comes at us with a relentless voracity intent to destroy us - or make us more than we ever imagined we could be. Thing is, life doesn’t care what happens to you. It just keeps plowing ahead. If you do little to affect life’s force, be content with the mediocrity it will bring. That’s ok if that’s what you want. If you’d rather stand up to life and say “hell no!”, then you have a fighting chance! A chance to take life by the reins and ride it as you see fit! We can compare life to breaking in an untamed colt. If you mount life timidly, it will…
There are days when you’re so caught up in life you forget there is an eventuality running to you. One that no man, woman or child can successfully sidestep when it catches up to you.  No one knows when.  Only that it will.  Today, an old friend passed away.  He’d been sick for a while, so it wasn’t unexpected.  But the news of his death brought back so many fond memories.  He was a good man.  A fine father, spiritual brother and mentor.  He was a father figure to me. The last time I saw him was several years ago, and I told him I loved him.  Those were my…
The average lifespan in the United States is now almost 79 years. Since it’s an average, that means some will live longer, and some shorter, but most will pass along before they reach 80. Consider your age for a moment. Subtract that from 79. Think about it. Now, what will you do about it? Time is precious, and life is a miracle. Our individual lives are invaluable compared to an average statistic. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter much, or people who don’t value you. Give yourself permission to let go of any pain from the past. Do your best to make the most of today and be…

But life doesn’t give a shit. Life moves on even while we live in the past. We can’t undo what’s done already. Yesterday is no more. If we hang on to yesterday, we’re trying to live in the past and squandering the present and what may be for our future. You will make mistakes. That’s part of life’s journey. When you do, rectify them as soon as and as best as you can, and move on. Though some will try to hold you to your past, it’s up to you to let it go.

There are some experiences in life that just stick with you. One of mine came courtesy of Victor, my friend VJ's dad, who had become something of a father figure to me. One morning when we were out early morning preaching to people on the streets (we were Jehovah's Witnesses), Victor decided it was a good time to teach me, my friend Danny, and his two boys VJ and Paul a life lesson. He waved us over enthusiastically and said "Hey, I want to show you guys something. But before I do, think about this. What's the most precious thing you have?" Victor was good at making us think about…
What is "wonderful"? Have you experienced it? I believe it's the purest feeling of good we can have or give to someone else. More than simply good, it is wonder "full", much more than we ever expected. While sitting among the memorial tombs and gravestones I began to sense humbly the shortness of life. It became clearer to me that our life is limited only to the extent we engage in it. Even if born into unfortunate circumstances, we can - if we muster up the determination, live a life of meaning and effectiveness. The people in those graves are absent physically, but the fullness of their being is felt in…
Life comes at us with a relentless voracity intent to destroy us - or make us more than we ever imagined we could be. Thing is, life doesn’t care what happens to you. It just keeps plowing ahead. If you do little to affect life’s force, be content with the mediocrity it will bring. That’s ok if that’s what you want. If you’d rather stand up to life and say “hell no!”, then you have a fighting chance! A chance to take life by the reins and ride it as you see fit! We can compare life to breaking in an untamed colt. If you mount life timidly, it will…

A Good Man Like Him

There are days when you’re so caught up in life you forget there is an eventuality running to you. One that no man, woman or child can successfully sidestep when it catches up to you.  No one knows when.  Only that it will.  Today, an old friend passed away.  He’d been sick for a while, so it wasn’t unexpected.  But the news of his death brought back so many fond memories.  He was a good man.  A fine father, spiritual brother and mentor.  He was a father figure to me. The last time I saw him was several years ago, and I told him I loved him.  Those were my…
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Live With Intent

The average lifespan in the United States is now almost 79 years. Since it’s an average, that means some will live longer, and some shorter, but most will pass along before they reach 80. Consider your age for a moment. Subtract that from 79. Think about it. Now, what will you do about it? Time is precious, and life is a miracle. Our individual lives are invaluable compared to an average statistic. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter much, or people who don’t value you. Give yourself permission to let go of any pain from the past. Do your best to make the most of today and be…
Read More

Living Life in The In-Between

But life doesn’t give a shit. Life moves on even while we live in the past. We can’t undo what’s done already. Yesterday is no more. If we hang on to yesterday, we’re trying to live in the past and squandering the present and what may be for our future. You will make mistakes. That’s part of life’s journey. When you do, rectify them as soon as and as best as you can, and move on. Though some will try to hold you to your past, it’s up to you to let it go.

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The One Thing They Won’t Forget

There are some experiences in life that just stick with you. One of mine came courtesy of Victor, my friend VJ's dad, who had become something of a father figure to me. One morning when we were out early morning preaching to people on the streets (we were Jehovah's Witnesses), Victor decided it was a good time to teach me, my friend Danny, and his two boys VJ and Paul a life lesson. He waved us over enthusiastically and said "Hey, I want to show you guys something. But before I do, think about this. What's the most precious thing you have?" Victor was good at making us think about…
Read More

45 Seconds To Wonderful! – or 60 if you read slow

What is "wonderful"? Have you experienced it? I believe it's the purest feeling of good we can have or give to someone else. More than simply good, it is wonder "full", much more than we ever expected. While sitting among the memorial tombs and gravestones I began to sense humbly the shortness of life. It became clearer to me that our life is limited only to the extent we engage in it. Even if born into unfortunate circumstances, we can - if we muster up the determination, live a life of meaning and effectiveness. The people in those graves are absent physically, but the fullness of their being is felt in…
Read More

Life – Ride It!

Life comes at us with a relentless voracity intent to destroy us - or make us more than we ever imagined we could be. Thing is, life doesn’t care what happens to you. It just keeps plowing ahead. If you do little to affect life’s force, be content with the mediocrity it will bring. That’s ok if that’s what you want. If you’d rather stand up to life and say “hell no!”, then you have a fighting chance! A chance to take life by the reins and ride it as you see fit! We can compare life to breaking in an untamed colt. If you mount life timidly, it will…
Read More

A Good Man Like Him

There are days when you’re so caught up in life you forget there is an eventuality running to you. One that no man, woman or child can successfully sidestep when it catches up to you.  No one knows when.  Only that it will.  Today, an old friend passed away.  He’d been sick for a while, so it wasn’t unexpected.  But the news of his death brought back so many fond memories.  He was a good man.  A fine father, spiritual brother and mentor.  He was a father figure to me. The last time I saw him was several years ago, and I told him I loved him.  Those were my…
Read More

Live With Intent

The average lifespan in the United States is now almost 79 years. Since it’s an average, that means some will live longer, and some shorter, but most will pass along before they reach 80. Consider your age for a moment. Subtract that from 79. Think about it. Now, what will you do about it? Time is precious, and life is a miracle. Our individual lives are invaluable compared to an average statistic. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter much, or people who don’t value you. Give yourself permission to let go of any pain from the past. Do your best to make the most of today and be…
Read More

Living Life in The In-Between

But life doesn’t give a shit. Life moves on even while we live in the past. We can’t undo what’s done already. Yesterday is no more. If we hang on to yesterday, we’re trying to live in the past and squandering the present and what may be for our future. You will make mistakes. That’s part of life’s journey. When you do, rectify them as soon as and as best as you can, and move on. Though some will try to hold you to your past, it’s up to you to let it go.

Read More

The One Thing They Won’t Forget

There are some experiences in life that just stick with you. One of mine came courtesy of Victor, my friend VJ's dad, who had become something of a father figure to me. One morning when we were out early morning preaching to people on the streets (we were Jehovah's Witnesses), Victor decided it was a good time to teach me, my friend Danny, and his two boys VJ and Paul a life lesson. He waved us over enthusiastically and said "Hey, I want to show you guys something. But before I do, think about this. What's the most precious thing you have?" Victor was good at making us think about…
Read More

45 Seconds To Wonderful! – or 60 if you read slow

What is "wonderful"? Have you experienced it? I believe it's the purest feeling of good we can have or give to someone else. More than simply good, it is wonder "full", much more than we ever expected. While sitting among the memorial tombs and gravestones I began to sense humbly the shortness of life. It became clearer to me that our life is limited only to the extent we engage in it. Even if born into unfortunate circumstances, we can - if we muster up the determination, live a life of meaning and effectiveness. The people in those graves are absent physically, but the fullness of their being is felt in…
Read More

Life – Ride It!

Life comes at us with a relentless voracity intent to destroy us - or make us more than we ever imagined we could be. Thing is, life doesn’t care what happens to you. It just keeps plowing ahead. If you do little to affect life’s force, be content with the mediocrity it will bring. That’s ok if that’s what you want. If you’d rather stand up to life and say “hell no!”, then you have a fighting chance! A chance to take life by the reins and ride it as you see fit! We can compare life to breaking in an untamed colt. If you mount life timidly, it will…
Read More