Monthly Archives: August 2013

From the Twisted Metal

Every morning I make a posts on two other blogs I keep other than this one. With the description “love is so short, forgetting is so long” http://www.brokenheartsanonymous.com is centered on the pain and sorrow love can bring. On the … Continue reading

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My History of Anger

Every destructive emotion bears its own harvest, but anger’s fruit is the most bitter of all. Uncontrolled anger is a devastating sin, and no one is exempt from its havoc. It shatters friendships and destroys marriages; it causes abuse in … Continue reading

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Franklin’s 13 Virtues

1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system to develop his character. In his autobiography, Franklin listed his thirteen virtues as: 1. Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. Silence. Speak not but what … Continue reading

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Where Wisdom Grows

Misfortunes make us wise. Mary Norton I learned a lesson yesterday, taught a few times before but without me getting a passing grade. Like a child held back in school, it took repetition for the insight to sink in. It … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Innocence

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss Before … Continue reading

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Into the Void

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? I looked into the image and let my mind, heart and soul rest while the unguided remainder … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight

Knowledge is really about facts and ideas that we acquire through study, research, investigation, observation, or experience. Wisdom is the ability to discern and judge which aspects of that knowledge are true, right, lasting, and applicable to your life. It’s … Continue reading

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How To Tell If Somebody Loves You

Somebody loves you if they pick an eyelash off of your face or wet a napkin and apply it to your dirty skin. You didn’t ask for these things, but this person went ahead and did it anyway. They don’t … Continue reading

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Focused Intention and Effort

In looking backwards life mostly can appear as a single line moving from point to point while looking ahead is a something of a confusing muddle. So I settle comfortably into ‘today’ where there is clarity of purpose. Life is … Continue reading

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In Doing, I Find My Way

“Everything I do is a step on a path to where I end up”. That’s an almost too obvious statement and maybe the reason most know the words but don’t grasp the full meaning. A million course changes, intentional and … Continue reading

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