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Your Life’s One Percent

While researching ways to better motivate and engage middle school students I ran across a sales tactic called the “one percent.” It …

The Avengers

Which Avenger Are You?

Yesterday afternoon I spent sometime with my family re-watching the Marvel Comics blockbuster film “The Avengers.” I remember originally seeing the film …

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The Wrong Questions

An elderly man sits alone on the couch in an empty, semi-dark house and as the sun begins to set, He begins …

Longing For The Voice

There is a Voice

There is a voice, the voice of a phantom, a spirit, my Father. He speaks of things that are contrary to my …

"As yourself."

“As Yourself”

I’m fascinated by the idea of loving someone “as yourself,” and have spent an awful lot of time pondering the meaning, the …

Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor

  The love that enlarges not it’s borders, that is not over spreading, including, and deepening, will contract, shrivel, decay, and die.” …

Taken by Sheepdog Rex and uploaded on Flickr --- This window commemorates the dead of the Great War. The depiction of destruction and desolation either side of the figure in the middle makes the scrolled message 'Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory' strange to me.

My Consolation and Desolation

“Why can’t I just catch a break?!” — “Why does all this happen to me?” — “Why does it seem that everything …