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When We Take Time, We Gain Time

Artwork by Darren Tunnicliff Thought for the Week My friend Allen once wrote a script about a fast-food stand. In one scene, a smart, ambitious teenage girl slaps at coins, attempting to make “quick” change for her customers. The annoyed … Continue reading

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Growing Old

Originally posted on My Good Time Stories:
Photo by?Matthias Zomer?from?Pexels Ahhh…getting old. We are all getting old and some of us faster than others…ha ha ha! Today’s little blog contains a collection of hilarious little quips/thoughts that I think all…

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Ideas Are Only Seeds

Thought for the Week “Like every book I never wrote, it is by far the best book I have ever written.” ~G.K. Chesterton In nature, 99% of seeds never germinate, and of those, owing to poor conditions, less than 1% … Continue reading

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Am I Frozen in Place?

The view from my office window last week. Thought for the Week I spent of a good deal of time admiring these icicles outside my office window last week, while accomplishing very little–although I did capture this lovely image. Plus … Continue reading

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Laying a New Foundation for Your Life

Connecting With God I wrote previously about rebuilding the “house” of my spiritual life. It’s my hope this example will inspire you to lay your own foundation, whether with these verses or others. The foundation is the least visible part … Continue reading

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Reaching for a Star?

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Here’s a little late January guilt (you’re welcome): If you’re like me, you started … Continue reading

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Failure

Failure is the fertilizer that feeds success. It stinks and is unpleasant to handle, but without it success is unattainable.

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Perfect Plans

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”* ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Just a little Monday guilt for you (you’re welcome). For many of us the … Continue reading

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Be Who You’re Called to Be

I once dated a struggling British actress. We talked about how hard it was to make it in the movie biz. She mentioned meeting a 35 year old actor who’d wrapped work on a “kid’s movie” at London’s Elstree Studios. … Continue reading

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Castles in the Air

Which type are you? P.S. That’s a photo (not a painting) of a real hot air balloon created by a renowned European craftsman. He dreamed it and built it! “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, … Continue reading

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