Tag Archives: thought for the week

Fairness Is Overrated

Thought for the Week “The world isn’t fair, Calvin.” “I know, Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?” ~Bill Watterson There’s great wisdom, I think, in learning to stop expecting fairness—by which we generally mean what Calvin … Continue reading

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Loss Teaches Us How to Live

Photo by Tetyana Kovrina (pexels.com) Thought for the Week “Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose. Inner peace begins when we stop saying, ‘I have lost it,’ and instead say, ‘It has been returned to … Continue reading

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Two Things in Life You Can’t Fake

Photo by Paul Duncan Thought for the Week There are two things in life you can’t fake: singing and sincerity. People may not tell you, but they know instantly when you’re off-key. So, before you go out on stage, make … Continue reading

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Using Others Wounds Your Soul

Manipulator (careerattraction.com) Thought for the Week “Have you ever manipulated another person for your own selfish ends, and then felt remorse? What did you do next? Did you fix that bridge? Or did you burn it?” ~The Wishing Map We … Continue reading

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Learn…and Move On

I’m on location shooting a film this week, so my posts will be short but (hopefully) sweet. Thought for the Week If we are wise (and if we are not, no advice will help us) we will learn not to … Continue reading

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Welcome, Summer Solstice

Image by Maksym Diachenko Thought for the Week Some love summer best of all Some love it least, it seems But like all creatures great and small* God weaves each summer from His dreams ~Mitch Teemley “Thy eternal summer shall … Continue reading

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Everythingism

Photo by Shashank Sahay (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week Many people say that all religions are equally valid, and that it’s unfair or that it’s infringing on other people’s rights to say otherwise. When did everythingism replace tolerance? The U.S. … Continue reading

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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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The Essence of True Sacrifice

Thought for the Week It’s Memorial Day in my country, the day on which honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives for the sake of others. But as deeply as the word “sacrifice” resonates, the key word is others. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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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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