Monthly Archives: February 2012

CHARACTER TRAITS I FIND HONORABLE

A person who leads through warmth rather than wrath. A person who is secure in their own skin, is not emotionally needy, nor in constant need of affirmation. A person who tolerates fools gladly, who has the patience to deal … Continue reading

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Extroverts are Overrated.

The folks grabbing the attention are seldom the shy, quiet, introverts that think three times before they speak.  Hardly!  It is more the likes of the winning Charlie Sheen,  or the Kardashians who marry and divorce as a publicity stunt, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin – no fifteen minutes in the spotlight.

Jeremy Lin is the real deal.  Whether referred to as LinSanity, LinCredible, or LinDerella, he is more than living up to the billing.  Even Spike Lee was wearing a Knick’s jersey with the number 17 while court-side Sunday afternoon. Thanks … Continue reading

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For a Fishing Lure to work….

Listening to a good sermon is the petri dish for all kinds of tangential bunny trails.  Our new pastor Carl Wiebe was expounding on fishing lures a couple Sundays back, and these are some thoughts that spun off from his … Continue reading

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“Wars are not won by evacuations.” – Winston Churchill

Backing up is dangerous.  My first driving accident occurred while I was backing up.  We don’t have eyes in the back of our head, and unlike the barn owl, our heads don’t swivel 180 degrees. Nor are we designed to … Continue reading

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LINSANITY!!! Ready when called.

One doesn’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate what Jeremy Lin has accomplished in the last ten days. The story line, for those of you unfamiliar with the NBA, is about this American born 23 year-old Chinese basketball … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Home Schooling

In my younger and less informed years I was not an advocate of home schooling. I felt the disadvantages the children suffered from an inability to develop adequate social skills offset the advantages they may have gained from potentially getting … Continue reading

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Ten Steps That Will Facilitate Buy-in

Our church is like the Green Bay Packers.  Each member is an owner.  Some of us even claim to own our own seats.  With so many members with equal ownership, it can, at times, be difficult to agree on the … Continue reading

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If I were to open a Christian Bookstore. Part V of V.

OUTLET STORE IN THE BACK I’d be sure to have a factory outlet clearance section in the back of the store, recognizing that it could represent a significant part of my total revenue and of my net income. Holding onto … Continue reading

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If I were to open a Christian Bookstore. Part IV of V.

PROMOTION  I would be event driven.  Christendom celebrates a number of annual events, Christmas being the primary one.  I would celebrate Christmas from the week before Thanksgiving until January 1. I would recognize that the fourth quarter would represent half … Continue reading

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