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How to Tell if Your Influence Matters

As kids, my brothers, my cousins, and I received the gift of a silver dollar every Christmas from our grandfather. The lineup of youngsters to get a silver dollar was a long one.  I remember standing expectantly, respectfully waiting for him to place the coin in...

How to Boost Your Engagement

Streams of Brilliance to Boost Your Engagement Streams of brilliance on a beautiful sunlit day might possibly boost your engagement with something, or someone, beyond yourself. Even if only a little bit--even if you don’t believe in God as the Creator, it’s...

How to Maximize Your Potential in 3 Steps

Even as an eight-year-old I had to build hope in new people and surroundings. That’s not really so unusual since all our days are fresh and different, infused with options to renew or rebuild our hope and thereby maximize our potential for living life victoriously.

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How to Tell if Your Influence Matters

How to Tell if Your Influence Matters

As kids, my brothers, my cousins, and I received the gift of a silver dollar every Christmas from our grandfather. The lineup of youngsters to get a silver dollar was a long one.  I remember standing expectantly, respectfully waiting for him to place the coin in...

How to Boost Your Engagement

How to Boost Your Engagement

Streams of Brilliance to Boost Your Engagement Streams of brilliance on a beautiful sunlit day might possibly boost your engagement with something, or someone, beyond yourself. Even if only a little bit--even if you don’t believe in God as the Creator, it’s difficult...

How to Maximize Your Potential in 3 Steps

How to Maximize Your Potential in 3 Steps

Maximize Your Potential By Recognizing Foundational Strengths Once upon a time, I lived in the house that you see in the photograph. When I was eight, my family moved. I had no choice but to go with them. (ha!) The house has changed over the years but many of the...

How To Tell If You’re Connected To A Power Source

How To Tell If You’re Connected To A Power Source

You May Not Be Connected To A Power Source Computers talk to us. They let us know when to perform certain functions. For instance, several years ago my Mac gave me this bold notice at the start of a software update: You are not connected to a power source.  The...

1920’s Nostalgia

1920’s Nostalgia

A Wistful Affection For The Past My mother looks rather elegant, don’t you think, as she poses for a photograph around the age of nineteen? Showing off her stylishness for sure---cloaked in black with a drape of fur---she is (and was) far from colorless! A Flair For...

After All Those Years

After All Those Years

A Red Barn Story In the era when my grandfather owned an eighteen hundred-acre farm in rural Kentucky, barns were red. Many of those colorful frame buildings still dot the landscape along country roads today. None so nostalgic as the ones from my childhood. I was an...

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