Monthly Archives: October 2011

4 Truths About Failure and Success


Okay, with the World Series going to a decisive winner-takes-all seventh game, let me begin with a trivia question. What record do Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltran, and Nelson Cruz currently share as of Friday morning (a record I hope Cruz … Continue reading

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Applying Pleasure to a Problem


Ellen and I were driving toward home when we made an important decision. Prior to that decisive moment, Ellen had wrestled with guilt (“I should stay”) and duty (“but I’ve got work to do at home”). Not exactly the easiest … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared For Sunday?


On Friday morning, when we Sunrise Club* members are taking off our basketball shoes, I say, “I hope ya’ll have a great weekend.” In my thoughts, I add a tag, “especially Sunday morning.” Bottom line is we live and breathe … Continue reading

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Perfect Until Proven Otherwise


I was a perfect husband until I met my wife. I was a wonderful dad until we had a son. I was a talented writer until I started typing. Funny how we’re great at things until we actually do them. … Continue reading

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Oh, No, Having to Practice What I Preach


On Monday morning, I wrote about becoming a good neighbor in the lives of real people. I posted 4 Ways to Be a Neighbor to Those Closest to Us. Remember my questions and answers concerning Kevin, my next door neighbor? … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Be a Neighbor to Those Closest to Us


Dead at 56. That’s what caught my attention. The number. The description. Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer last week. Even if you don’t know who he is, you’re familiar with his creations. Apple. IPhone. Mac computers. Pixar. “Toy Story.” … Continue reading

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Rumors of God Book Review


A friend’s mistake and recommendation prompted me to read Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson. Richard Burkey attended a Christian conference and received three complimentary books. He had the choice of which three and picked up the … Continue reading

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