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Wake Up and Smell the Kool-Aid

On Sunday, October 30, 2011, I watched a very interesting story aired on “60 Minutes”.  The story was the 1st televised interview of Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff.  As you remember, Bernie Madoff was convicted of running the largest Ponzi scheme in history and he swindled 1,000’s of people out of billions of dollars.  As I listened, my heart truly ached for the victims of this selfish, conniving and greedy man.

 

The story left me with a question I would like…

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Added by Sheila Tidwell on November 4, 2011 at 6:41am — No Comments

Standing on shoudlers

Today I saw a small child perched on the shoulders of a man I assumed to be his father. I thought for a second---as people who are creating work we love who's shoulders do we stand on. We may feel small. We may be toddling along. Who is tall enough and strong enough to hold us? Who won't let us go? Who is not afraid that will see more than them, if only by a little bit. Who can hold us up when we wobble. Who has sense enough to put us down we we are too heavy. Who can tell us when it's time…

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Added by Bernice Coles on November 4, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Left for Dead

In late September we attended an extended family member’s wedding in Colorado and then spent the following week visiting with family members and enjoying the great outdoors.   

Our travel plans included leaving our home in central Pennsylvania on a Thursday afternoon, traveling to Pittsburgh to stay the night with my mother, and catching an early flight on Friday morning.  We did this to ease the travel demands on my almost 90 mother-in-law.   Just like “1 + 1 = 2”, it was in my best…

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Added by Bruce R. Cross on November 3, 2011 at 1:42pm — 9 Comments

Its time for a plan

Its time for a plan

11-3-11

 

Its that time of the year, the fun, crazy and busy season of the holidays. I believe a lot of people beginning 2011 was glad that…

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Added by Tim West-Go West Coaching on November 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Words of Wisdom: Serenity - Part 4 of 5

QUOTE:

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."

- Grenville Kleiser 

  

INSPIRATION:

They say when you smile the world smiles with you. Finding humor in a situation is wonderful. Some of my greatest challenges later…

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Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

You will never arrive

Photo Credit: s_eventh



Two weeks ago we took our first General Psychology test. This past Tuesday we were given our grades and spent the class time going over the test as a group.



I was a little nervous going into the class. I really had no clue on how well I had done. It has not taken me long to get real pessimistic when it comes to tests. So far this year I am not doing so well. Early in the…

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Added by James Dibben on November 3, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

Relocating Is Selfish

I remember back when I was in seventh grade and my best friend moved away.  His dad worked for a corporation and had received a transfer here just a few years earlier. Not long after moving his whole family here he received another transfer five hours away. He decided that his family would continue to live here and he would come and visit them on weekends. They did that for about two…

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Added by Bryan Morris on November 3, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Show 067: Finding your Voice - The Supernatural You

With more than a decade of full-time ministry behind him, Pastor Joel Scrivner is emerging as a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. (Jump to the show.)

 

A highly sought-after event and conference speaker, Pastor Joel has impacted church congregations and leaders, both stateside and internationally, by…

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Added by Joel Boggess on November 3, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Walk the Line

I have asked several friends why do teachers have the students walk in a line?

The most common answers are:

  • Because that is how we have always done it.
  • It keeps the student quiet and orderly.
  • It causes less behavior problems.

I have never seen anything or anyone walk in lines except cows going to the dairy and Jewish prisoners going to the gas chamber during the holocaust.

 

The act of walking in line is used to keep students…

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Added by Scott Brock on November 2, 2011 at 4:14pm — 2 Comments

What Good Is There In Winning All The Time?

My son Nicholas is quite the detail-oriented person. Very methodical, very animated, and is always coming up with cool little things or designs that we call his little inventions. Starting when he was seven years old, he and I have played plenty of chess.

 

One of our first games I tried to explain…

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Added by Robert de Brus on November 2, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Sower of Sacred Seeds

 

 

Fertile may the soil

Of my heart always be…

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Added by Caroline Gavin on November 2, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Harness Your Happiness

What makes you happy?  What brings joy to your life?  What makes you smile?  I ask these questions because we get in our daily routine and occasionally we experience our inner joy.  Most of the time this experience in accidental. Have you ever thought what it would be like to intentionally embrace what makes you happy each day. It is said , "The chief happiness for a man is to be what he is," (Erasmus). Translation: to harness your happiness is to experience your true interests and…
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Added by Lisa Jackson on November 2, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Words of Wisdom: Serenity - Part 3 of 5

QUOTE:

"Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good."

-Johnny Miller

INSPIRATION:

We are so very hard on ourselves in things that we do or try to do. Give yourself a break - realize you tried so maybe it didn’t work out the way you thought it should. No reason to keep beating yourself up over that - give yourself points for having tried. Baseball is an interesting game. We pay millions of dollars to batters who hit the…

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Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

You Need Pain, Not Courage, to Break Free

I love talking about fear. I love having conversations with it. I love writing about it, coaching others through it, and sharing my own countless fears with whomever may find it amusing. Most of all, I love it when I have a breakthrough, however small it may be. I crave the sweet feelings of crushing that power that fear seems to hold over me so I can walk…

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Added by Farnoosh Brock on November 1, 2011 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Rock Your 1's

11/1/11

 





Give yourself permission to be adventurous enough to fail and learn today. Then use the lesson for tomorrow's win.





With today being…

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Added by Deb Ingino on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

November 1, 2011 – Why I don’t celebrate Halloween

I’ve been asked what my daughter is going to be for her first Halloween.  “A baby,” I might reply.  Someone else asked if she was going to wear a costume.  “She’ll wear a diaper…that’s a more elaborate costume than most people will wear.”  I try to get people to smile and chuckle with these tongue-in-cheek replies rather than go into a long, drawn-out discussion of why I detest Halloween.  I could very easily (and probably should) present my grounds on the cultural and religious aspects of…

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Added by DOUGLAS COLLIER on November 1, 2011 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

The Day The Music Died

"The biggest tragedy in America is not the great waste of natural resources - though this is tragic; the biggest tragedy is the waste of human resources because the average person goes to his grave with his music still in him."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

That is so sad and depressing. I believe this completely. I believe it because I see it…

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Added by Bryan Morris on November 1, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

A time Past

Just a bit of experimentation!

Added by Dori Badger on October 31, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Wintry Winds, Wondrous Word

 

The wintry winds arrive…

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Added by Caroline Gavin on October 31, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

Are Brand Names Running Your Life?

Does the tag in your daughter’s shirt determine how you spend your time? Let me explain what I mean. Do you worry about your kids doing what all the others are doing when it comes to awards, grades, achievements, sports, the latest styles and name brand clothes? Maybe there’s some other social trophy you push your child to achieve that will give you bragging rights. Our world provides many options to choose from, but most will not matter 10 years from now.Hopefully we’ve figured out that…

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Added by Nicole Webb on October 31, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

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