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Freedom-Verses-Safety …It is either or.

I’m not really all that surprised by how easily we trade freedom for safety. I don’t like it and I don’t agree but I understand the tangled web fear causes and how political and religious leaders like to use it to control us and take away the “F” word. Each time there’s a terrorist attack…
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The Dung Is About To Hit The Fan

I don’t often write this straightforward about my views about God but the situation in Paris is causing me to step over a line just a bit. If this offends you I apologize. If it makes you mad you will get over it. If it challenges you, get in line. This Message is to the…
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The Beast Within: Just In Time For Halloween

Deep in the recesses of our soul lives a hungry beast. This beast looks different in you and me and mine is distinctly tailored to take me down in the most personal way. (And so is yours) This beast is looking for our attention. It will do, say and lure in the most ugly manner…
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Judgment: A Tool To Try to Shut Us Down

Spend anytime on social media and quickly see how people use “judgment” to try to shut others down. Donald Miller puts it this way in his new book: “Scary Close.” “Is there anything more toxic than the fear of being judged? Judgment shuts us down and makes us hide. It keeps us from being ourselves,…
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My Handywoman: She Really is Amazing

I’m not a real handy guy. When we remodeled our house I learned to do things such as put in windows, lay hardwood floors and roof the entire house (with my wife’s help) but this stuff doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m driven to do many things but projects like that, not so much its…
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It May Be Our Right But That Doesn’t Make It Right

I am sickened by what I’m seeing on social media and I assume on the television (I don’t watch local news for this very reason). What happened to us? When did it become okay to not manage our anger? We expect our children to be kind in public and yet we can act like this?…
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When Is Enough, Enough: Just Say STOP

I did a radio interview for a Florence station last night and found myself getting really irritated with us. The topic was school shootings. We were reliving Thurston and talking about the UCC shootings as well. I don’t use a lot of filters these days I wore them out in the news industry and running…
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Refuse to be a Puppet: Stop Conforming

I watched a movie on the airplane ride back from Boston that was “Based on True Facts.” What doe that mean, true facts? Does it mean the story is real or that one tiny element is factual and the remainder just good entertainment? I love to tell stories. I’m in the business of doing so.…
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Don’t Get Sucked In: Gun Control Debate

My emotions are a wreck right now and I’m not even in Oregon where nine people were killed and seven others injured when a shooter opened fire of a classroom filled with people. The families are mourning and so are we but now may not be the best time to lash out on issues of…
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Scary Close: I Left Some Baggage on the Plane

I can’t remember the last time I read a book that touched me so deeply as Don Miller’s new book “Scary Close.” I stopped ordering books like this (not Miller books) a long time ago because they always seemed so formula and a little too Christian if you know what I mean. Disclaimer: I’m a…
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