Imperfect Resolutions

Military leaders and athletic coaches know that it is necessary to plan carefully and be fully prepared.  They also know that once the action starts the plans will have to be changed.  No plan will ever work to perfection. Somehow when we make our resolutions we expect a different reality than leaders and coaches experience. …

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How can I get ready for the new year spiritually?

One of the first things we all need to do spiritually is to learn to love ourselves as we are. This is easier said than done, unfortunately. Perhaps we have been warned so often against becoming egotistical or narcissistic, that we think we are doing something wrong if we feel good about ourselves. Perhaps we…

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First Things First

I don’t know if it happens to you, but toward the end of every year as we enter giving season, my mailbox is flooded with requests for help.  Then in wet and cold winters like this one, I become more acutely aware of how terrible it must be out in the wet and the cold…

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