Reaching Higher by Going Deeper Series ~ Week 2

Even with all the crazy stuff going on in the world, we can begin our third post of the new year on a positive note. The good news is that in spite of all that craziness, we’ve managed to make it past the halfway point of the first month of 2020. The not-so-good news for a lot of us is that this is about the time when our determination to transform ourselves begins to fade. By now, many of us have discovered (again) that all those self-improvement plans, workout machines, and diet programs promoted by the beautiful people on TV aren’t Continue reading

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Reaching Higher by Going Deeper ~ The Series

We’re well into the first month of 2020 now, and already the year is off to a tumultuous start. The airwaves are full of people making dire predictions about the impact of various international conflicts, and news commentators are wringing their hands over threats of aggression. Internally, we’re being bombarded with negative declarations about the state of our nation and radical proposals made by those with political ambitions. To suggest that it’s going to be a uniquely challenging year is an understatement of award-winning proportions. So how is the average, run-of-the-mill Continue reading

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Seizing the Moment ~ or Something Far Better?

It seems as though everywhere we’ve looked for the past few days, we’ve been reminded that we just turned a significant page on our calendars. It’s a natural time to contemplate the future and consider what lies ahead. Where I grew up, one of the ways to ensure a productive future was to begin the year with a large Continue reading

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Another Look at Re-Gifting (Christmas Story 3 from the Book Series)

As we come to the end of Christmas week 2019, we’re wrapping up our series of Christmas excerpts from my book, Right Side Up Thinking in an Upside Down World. Producing the book was a challenging, exciting, and rewarding process for us, and we want to continue sharing some selections with our readers that we hope may be a source of blessing and encouragement for you this holiday season. Our prayer is that the excerpt that follows accomplishes that objective as you read our final selection of the Christmas series below, “Another Look at Re-Gifting” . . .


Two distinct but often interrelated phenomena are endemic to this time of year Continue reading

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Ambushed at Walmart (Christmas Story 2 from the Book Series)

Continuing on with our Christmas series as announced earlier, we’re sharing with our readers something that’s not only special to us, but that we hope may be a source of blessing and encouragement for you. Through the end of the year, we’re sharing Christmas-themed excerpts from my book, Right Side Up Thinking in an Upside Down World, so here we go with this week’s selection, Ambushed at Walmart”. . .


Phones these days are incredible. Mine has little “notification” beeps and tones built into it to alert me and tell me who’s calling. That way, I get to prepare myself for Continue reading

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Christmas ~ Same Old Thing (Story 1 from the Book Series)

As announced earlier this week, we’d like to share something with our readers that is not only special to us, but that we hope may be a source of blessing and encouragement for you. Beginning with today’s regular Saturday morning post and continuing through the end of the year, we’ll be sharing Christmas-themed excerpts from my book, Right Side Up Thinking in an Upside Down World, so here we go with this week’s selection . . .


Someone I had just met a few minutes earlier stopped our conversation almost in mid-sentence with an unexpected and out of context question. “Well,” he said, as he Continue reading

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