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September 2016

Change the World: A true story  (find your own moral)

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He was an older gentleman with nicely trimmed white hair and a beard, and he sat comfortably on a milk crate backed against the outer wall of a building along 8th Avenue near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. He had a cigarette in his mouth, a paperback book in his left hand, and a plastic cup partially filled with change in his left hand. As he read his book, he shook the cup in hopes that…

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Why we can’t be too heavenly minded

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I’m fascinated by the power of words to influence people. And I’m particularly interested in those catchy phrases that immediately make you say, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” but that, upon closer inspection, cause you to scream, “No! No! No!” In fact, I have a special category in my quote collection for what I call “deceptively appealing” quotes or phrases. Things like, “There are no stupid questions.” Or, “We learn more from our failures than our successes.”…

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7 Trust Biscuits to Feed the Soul

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My work tends to go through cycles. That’s the life of an entrepreneur, especially an independent contractor. So, for the most part, I don’t worry and I don’t get stressed out by the ebb and flow. For the most part. In reality, my worry/stress levels are just like my business: They run in cycles. Earlier this summer, I wrapped up some projects and my client work slowed a bit. I counted it as a blessing….

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A Biblical view of the politics of fear

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We’re all afraid of something. For Clifford Franklin, Orlando Jones’ character in The Replacements, it was spiders. Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) took it deeper: quicksand. “You’re playing and you think everything is going fine,” he said. “Then one thing goes wrong. And then another. And another. You try to fight back, but the harder you fight, the deeper you sink. Until you can’t move… you can’t breathe… because you’re in over your head. Like quicksand.”…

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