Your top three words

Three words can sure say a lot. Especially if they are clarifying words that follow a comma. Examples: “She is my mother, an amazing lady.” “It’s my hometown, glad I left.” “They’re serving Thai food, my favorite kind.” A simple post-comma, three-word supplement can change the entire emphasis of a sentence. Consider the list of […]

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Getting quieter and more boring

I’ve noticed something about my personality lately. I’m getting a little quieter and a little more boring. At other times in my life this realization would have garnered some consternation and some possible insecurity. I might have tried to push back or compensate in some different ways. But not this time. This time it’s different. […]

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In praise of the jack-of-all-trades

Are you a specialist or a jack-of-all-trades? Are you gifted in one or two highly focused skill sets or can you do a little bit of everything? If you were (or are) a doctor, would you be a family doc, skilled at diagnosing and treating a wide range of simple symptoms, or would you be […]

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Don’t consult your greed

Epic. Strategic. Helpful. Wise. Max Lucado’s chapter “Don’t consult your greed” contains some of the best life advice that we could ever receive! Here’s his punch line: when attempting to identify your ‘sweet spot’ don’t consult your greed. The God-ordained niche for your life will be outrageously significant; however, it probably won’t satisfy every greedy […]

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Fortune Cookie Wisdom

What do you get when you combine steamed rice, greasy Mongolian beef, high MSG content, and a very out-of-date fortune cookie (I mean something besides violent stomach cramps)? Last week, the answer was a Word from the Lord. I was at a new Chinese joint, hoping to discover the perfect rice bowl (you know how rice […]

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