A Simple Path | The BridgeMaker - Part 6

A Simple Path

Simple paths to positive change.

A Simple Path_To Finding Your Remedy A Simple Path – To Finding Your Remedy

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“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~ Unknown

We fall down sometimes.

No matter how hard we try to stay on our feet, we can lose our balance in an instant when we say the wrong thing; when we make the wrong decision; or when we take a wrong turn.…

A Simple Path to Leaving Eden A Simple Path – To Leaving Eden

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“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ~ C.S. Lewis

The day after 9/11 is when I felt the numbness.

On September 11, 2001, I was driving to an out-of-town meeting when Mary Beth called. She was watching the morning news.…

A Simple Path To What Makes You Stronger A Simple Path – To What Makes You Stronger

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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Vacation begins in less than 24 hours.

This time tomorrow night Mary Beth, Catlin, Emily and I will be making the 16-hour drive to Navarre Beach, Florida. I hope to have my toes in the sand and a cold beer in my hand by 6 p.m.…

A Simple Path_To Being a Good Father A Simple Path – To Being a Good Father

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“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” ~ William Shakespeare

Sunday will be my twenty-fifth Father’s Day.

Brandon was born in January, 1986. A few months later I celebrated my first Father’s Day. The father I was then is nothing like the dad I am now.…

The Making of You A Simple Path – To the Making of You

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“I never had a policy; I have just tied to do my very best each and every day.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Andrew was invited to play on a summer collegiate baseball team in Topeka. The one-hour drive there and back home again is a little much on his 2002 Ford Ranger so I offered to drive him on Sunday; plus I wanted to watch my son play.…

A Simple Path _To a Proper Response A Simple Path – To a Proper Response

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“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” – Marianne Williamson

Osama bin Laden is dead. This announcement greeted the world yesterday morning. The typical Monday-morning cobwebs were abruptly shaken loose as our attention became focused on the breaking news.…

A Simple Path _To Rediscovering Faith A Simple Path – To Rediscovering Faith

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“Faith makes things possible, not easy.” – Author Unknown

I’ve been treating my faith like an ignored friend lately. Finding the energy to make it a priority has been a struggle. But like a good friend, it is waiting patiently and refuses to leave me because my faith knows how much I need it.…

A Simple Path_To Gratitude A Simple Path – To Gratitude

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Emily and I enjoyed a father-daughter night at the baseball game recently.…