Posts Tagged ‘Family’

My Dad

I’ve got a picture of my dad in my office. It’s attached to the American flag that was used in his memorial service when he died. It reminds me of his service to our country as a United States Marine. It’s a great picture. He’s in a leather jacket with a WWII leather flight helmet…

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Insurance policy

Life insurance is a basic need. At least that what an op-ed in The Economic Times March 30, 2011, says. It’s the first step in financial planning. In a way, all investments are insurance against financial risk and all insurance is an investment for a better tomorrow, If you’re sitting in your easy chair any…

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Poop explosions 😂

People do things for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they do it because they’re forced to…like me and taking out the garbage. That’s not high on my priority list. Some people are motivated out of fear. They are afraid of negative repercussions when they procrastinate. For example, I was driving around in my little red…

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When tragedy strikes

Romans 13:2 “Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.John F. Kennedy Community is not just a “buzz word” of our day, it’s how God designed us to live, “in community.” Now there are different spheres…

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117 degrees

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re in the middle of a heat wave. Now a heat wave in Arizona is different than other places. Currently, it’s 117 degrees outside as I write this blog. That’s crazy heat. That’s dangerous heat. There are warnings all over television and social media. This is life=saving information.  Stay indoors.…

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A family dose of love

I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop working on a project. They always have some background music playing. Today we’re listening to an “oldies” station. I find myself singing along (in my head thankfully). Then I hear, “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. I think it was released in 1979. Maybe years ago I didn’t…

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Parental Balance

Have you ever spent time around parents that feel they have to provide every opportunity and activity for their kids because they were “neglected” themselves in their own childhood? Maybe you’ve heard them say, “I promised myself I would never do that to my kids.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. It actually sounds pretty…

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Friday night

I was the president of my fraternity in college. Many of us lived in the fraternity house and Friday night we would have a regular poker game. It happened almost every Friday night. Before you get the wrong idea, it was penny poker with a primary goal of just hanging out with friends. I enjoyed…

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Horror Flick

A few years ago I saw a “horror” movie. You might not call it that, but I do. It was a movie called “Hook.” Robin Williams starred in this Peter Pan remake. Why would I classify it with the horror genre? Let me explain. Peter is a high power businessman. He’s making deals and making…

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I wish he didn’t say that!

When you hang with people for any time at all, you eventually get in a conversation or overhear a conversation where you say to yourself, “I wish they hadn’t said that.” Maybe you heard a spouse say in the midst of pain, “I married the wrong person.” Maybe they say something the seems out of…

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No Choice

Choices. In America, we are so grateful that we have them. Lots of them.  I mean, life is like a huge buffet. I can say what I want, go where I want, when I want. Now there are some restrictions. I probably can’t fly over Area 51 in Nevada. I can’t yell “fire” in a…

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Chip off the Old Block

“Like Father, like son.” We understand that to mean a son will have traits similar to his father when he reaches adulthood. There are other idioms that convey the same thing. “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” “He’s a chip off the old block.” Now, this can be taken both positively or negatively.…

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DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE – Issue of Confidence, Parenting

Depending on how you look at it. Teaching is a noble profession. I think you’d have a hard time finding someone who doesn’t believe that. However, if most people are high on teachers, I can’t figure out why they are paid so poorly… but I digress. A good friend of mine was teaching a gathering…

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BITTERNESS CAN DESTROY – Relationships

There are certain things we all do that we regret. Working so much at the expense of your family. Not standing up to a bully at school. Staying in touch with a good friend. Worry about what others think about me. I don’t know what your list is, but you have one. We all do.…

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MODELING – Issues of Parenting

People watching. It’s a national pastime. I was hanging out in Atlanta’s airport, killing the four hour delay I was experiencing. I’ve learned to deal with it. It’s a part of traveling and people watching fills the gap. Now it’s interesting to see the variety of people for sure, but what really captivates me is…

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