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“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.”  ~ Mark Twain We were born a society of intellectual rigor and philosophical discourse that centered on reason, faith, and civil discourse as the emphasis of our primary doctrines and ideals in a period of time known […]

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Life is filled with moments in which we are faced with the option of lowering the bar, or raising our standard. I have witnessed too often those who would lower the bar by settling for something less than they deserve. I’ve seen this in business, in faith, in relationships, in sports, in training, in education, […]

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This is my mindset when I set out to accomplish a mission, achieve a goal, or fulfill a dream. It is the ONLY mindset that one should have for any project that one sets in motion. Will there be obstacles? Of course there will be. But you go over, under, around, or through to overcome […]

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Another Lenten season is complete. Hopefully, it was a time for you to reflect, to examine yourself & your conscience, to internally soul search, and to grow in all aspects of your life. It is not easy to examine one’s conscience and search one’s soul. We don’t always like the answers that we find, or […]

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Recently, I created a post on social media in regards to the strengthening of our Immune System. It was well received due to the recent influenza, bronchitis, & pneumonia symptoms that were wreaking havoc on this side of the Mississippi. If you had not seen my post, I will reiterate my thoughts & advice within […]

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Some people are their own worst enemy.” This may apply to many people in regards to areas of productivity, (or lack thereof.) Many seem to get easily sidetracked from even the simplest tasks these days. We have many things to distract us, and many fall prey to these distractions. The […]

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Many of us plan for the future. This is especially true for this time of year, as we planned to begin so many new projects & resolutions for the new year. While it is very important to plan for the future, it is equally important, perhaps even more so to live in the present. By […]

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The unwillingness of many to eliminate harmful vices, habits, & crutches in their lives often perplexes me. You can flat out ask them, “Are you aware that this habit that you have is harmful to you? Are you aware that this habit that you have is creating an obstacle, deterring you from making the change […]

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Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” He was one hundred percent correct in his assertion. Caught in behavioral patterns, it seems that humans often lose sight of this. Some fall into the trap of either thinking that […]

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” In order to be successful at anything in life, one must prepare. It’s a necessity for academics, sports, business, family, spiritual needs & reflection, projects, retirement, disasters, military campaigns, adventures, exploration, vacations, survival, & yes, even eating…especially eating!!! The idea that I […]

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