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My Mid-Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe we’ve reached the middle of the year? Along about mid-year, I always tend to pause and reflect on whether my New Year’s Resolutions have changed. Some have and some haven’t, but these two never do. So, in … Continue reading

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A Necessary Resolution: Better Health

Thought for the Week Many New Year’s Resolutions are pie-in-the-sky (for diet resolution-ists, make that celery-sticks-in-the-sky); they’re doomed because they’re viewed as niceties, not necessities. But health, the number one resolution subject, is a necessity. Why? Because we’re complex creatures, … Continue reading

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Beginning Again

Resolution (with apologies to the Beatles): “You say you made a resolution, well, you know, We all want to change our ways, But to really be a resolution, well, you know, It’s got to last more than ten days.” Pray. … Continue reading

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Relationshipland

I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, though I do have goals. More importantly, I have relationships. Although I sometimes wish I didn’t because, frankly, I’m not very good at them. I’m much more at home in Mitchland where I … Continue reading

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Regarding Resolutions

Ah, yes, New Year’s Resolutions, those things half of us make and the other half mock. Much has been said about how badly people follow through on their resolutions. After all, the statistical success rate is something like -33%, which … Continue reading

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Resolutions that Stick

Most resolutions don’t stick because they’re not resolutions. The idea behind the world resolution is to solve a problem. So for starters, approach resolutions as problems to be solved. And then? The word itself tells you what to do next. … Continue reading

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Happy New You!

“Anyone who belongs to Him is a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 I became a Jesus follower in my mid-20s, and have spent much of my life since sharing his … Continue reading

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Real Success!

Dear Diary: Week one of 2017 is finished! So far this year I have, 1) written, “Dear Diary: Week one of 2017 is finished!” and, 2) Um…

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Notes to Self at the Beginning of 2017

I’m still alive. What unfinished work is keeping me here? Focus on that! “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, oh, so much better all the time (it can’t get much worse).” ~Paul McCartney “The beginnings and endings of all … Continue reading

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