Monthly Archives: October 2011

Unwanted Tenant

A dear friend of mine posted this quote on facebook:  “Holding a grudge allows someone to live rent-free in your head.”  I would add, “Worse yet, he or she is trashing the place!” After I presented a talk on forgiveness … Continue reading

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Vegans Beware

A friend of mine works in an office of vegans.  A faithful Christian, she resents the way her co-workers preach their lifestyle, scolding her for feeding her family poisonous food like meat, sugar, milk, eggs and cheese.  But when a … Continue reading

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Fill Me, Lord

Sluggish following a precipitous adrenalin drop and feeling a thousand tiny demonic hoof-prints imprinting each and every misspoken word or step onto my memory; my usually wild and crazy brain has galloped into the land of mundane.  It’s all part … Continue reading

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Lose Some; Win some

Yesterday I told the story of four men who, as far as the world was concerned, failed.  Today let me tell you about Sam, an American portraitist who studied art in Paris.  One of his most amazing paintings is of … Continue reading

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Go for the Gold

To bring home the “gold” is the dream of all Olympic athletes, regardless of country of origin.  Let me tell you about four men–two named James and two named John who went for the gold. James Marshall and his friend … Continue reading

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A Pack of Trash

Last night my grandson introduced me to Trash Pack*.    Alec is a collector extraordinaire.  Over the years he’s focused on sea shells, gems, rocks, gold ore, dinosaurs, male action figures, Geo Tracks, sea creatures, and Star Wars memorabilia. So … Continue reading

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Go Fibonacci, Go!

What does an artichoke, a head of cabbage, a pine tree, a Chambered Nautilus, your hair, and the melody of Amazing Grace have in common? If you lived in A.D. 1202, Leonardo Fibonacci could tell you.  Their common link is … Continue reading

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Do the Math!

I didn’t study astronomy because I believed I couldn’t do the math.  I decided against studying architecture for the same reason–two fascinations of mine.  However the grayer my hair grows, the more I appreciate the beauty of numbers.  (Maybe being … Continue reading

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Hair Today; Gone Tomorrow

Did you know the average number of hairs in a man’s beard is *15,500?  I don’t know who did the math on this one!  But what I do know is the older I get, I find fewer on my head … Continue reading

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